Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake

Friday, March 9, 2012

This recipe is all the rage on Pinterest. I made a few slight changes - a little more sugar and a little more buttermilk. It tasted fantastic!  It tasted like a big fat blueberry muffin.  Marmalade would have been so happy - blueberry muffins were her favorite.  We both really enjoyed it!   Give it a try Saturday morning - you won't regret it!

Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake
(Printable Recipe)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
zest from 1 large lemon
1 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 - 1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp sugar

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Cream butter with lemon zest and 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with 1/4 cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.

Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar.

Bake for 34-45 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness.

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  1. I have been wanting to try that recipe. Thank you! I will try your version as it has been tried and tested. Love your recipes so I trust that your's is yummiest!

  2. Can you use frozen fresh blueberries? Thanks!

  3. Looks delish! I thought of you in all my excitement while at The Walmart today....I went to grab a few jars of Biscoff spread, when I laid my eyes upon new Crunchy Biscoff spread! Pieces of Biscoff cookies throughout! Oh the baking ideas are endless..... Have you tried it yet????

    1. Chrissy - I haven't seen crunchy biscoff spread yet. Thanks for the heads up. I am on a mission to find it today!

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  5. So good. I made this last week and also increased the sugar and buttermilk. So easy too!

  6. Just pinned this. Can't wait for fresh blueberries.

  7. Just pinned this ..Come on fresh Blueberries!!

  8. My Putter likes biscuit tops.

    I know you miss Marm.

    Looks good.

  9. A little more sugar and a little more buttermilk is never bad. Looks delicious. Better than the mix I toss together in a moment of weakness.

  10. I made this for a family Christmas Eve brunch (almost identical to your recipe) and it was a HUGE hit. I used frozen blueberries (I think I used about 11 oz. and just let them thaw and drain first) and it turned out great.

  11. i made this recipe just this morning and i am in LOVE! LOL! thanks so much for sharing this fabulous sweetness! :)

  12. Oh, this looks so-o-o good. What a treat it will be this week. Thanks for sharing :-)

  13. WOW, I made this yesterday for my husband's birthday, since he requested a "blueberry muffin cake" - I followed the recipe exactly and it was PERFECT! thanks so much!

  14. Actually, the only change I made was using frozen blueberries I had in my freezer. Still wonderful!

  15. I have made this recipe too many times to count and it's been a success each and every time. In fact, I change it up for the holidays and exchange orange for lemon and cranberries for the blueberries. Definite thumbs up!