Blueberry Lemon Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by CHRISSYG
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cake Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides.
  • Line bottom of pans with parchment paper; butter paper.
  • Dust pans with flour.
  • Sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl.
  • Transfer 1 tablespoon flour mixture to large bowl.
  • Add fresh blueberries and toss to coat.
  • Set remaining flour mixture and blueberries aside.
  • Stir whole milk, vanilla extract, and grated lemon peel in small bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter in another large bowl until light and creamy.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs 1 at a time (mixture will get'rocky' keep beating until well blended).
  • Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture in 3 additions each, just until blended.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Divide batter equally among pans.
  • Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool cakes in pans on racks 10 minutes.
  • Run knife around pan sides to loosen.
  • Turn cakes out onto racks to cool completely.
  • Peel off parchment paper.
  • Frosting Directions:
  • Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
  • Beat in lemon peel and vanilla.
  • Cover and refrigerate until just firm enough to spread, about 30 minutes.
  • Assembly:
  • Transfer 1 cake layer to platter.
  • Spread 3/4 cup frosting over cake layer.
  • Top with another cake layer; spread with 3/4 cup frosting.
  • Top with third cake layer.
  • Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
  • (Cake can be prepared up to 1 day ahead of time. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before continuing).
  • Garnish cake with lemon peel strips and additional blueberries, if desired, and serve.
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