Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake

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)

½ 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
¾ – 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 ¼ 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. Oh my, oh my!! This is wonderful! I followed the recipe and added a streusel topping (because it makes everything better 😋) and it disappeared in a flash! I’ll be making this again and again and again… Honestly there’s not a recipe I’ve tried from your site that hasn’t been delicious!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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