A strikingly beautiful Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake with Sour Cream has POPPING citrus flavors throughout! Perfect for family gatherings, it’s sure to impress.
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How to Make a Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake with Sour Cream
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is sure to satisfy those tart bright flavors of spring and summer that you’ve missed all winter long. While there sure is something to say about a rich decadent cake, my friend Paula makes a Sour Cream Dark Chocolate Pound Cake that is to die for! Check out her Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake as well!
Don’t let the sour cream in these recipes make you shy away, after trying it you’ll want to try more sweet recipes with it. Enjoy!
Gathering your ingredients
All-purpose flour – In order to measure flour correctly, I would recommend a kitchen scale. If you do not have one, fluff up your flour and use a spoon to gently scoop it into your measuring cup, then level with a butter knife. This will prevent using too much flour.
Salt – Salt helps to balance the flavors, so don’t skip it.
Unsalted Butter – Room temperature butter, take out 30 minutes before preparing to soften up.
Sugar – White granulated sugar
Large Eggs – large room temperature eggs
Fresh Lemon juice – If you’re unable to get the correct amount of fresh lemon juice, substituting some bottled lemon juice will still create great results and a fresh lemon flavor.
Lemon zest – Try not to skip this! Lemon zest adds such a huge boost of flavor.
Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract is recommended.
Sour cream – Room temperature sour cream. Take out of the fridge 30 minutes before preparing. When all of the ingredients are at room temperature, they combine in a more uniform way. I really enjoy Daisy brand sour cream, as the only ingredient is cream! Makes for a beautiful and tender bundt cake.
Blueberries – Fresh or frozen BOTH will work for this recipe. If you’re using fresh blueberries, mix them with 2 tablespoons of flour before adding them to the mixture. If you’re using frozen berries, there is no need to coat them in flour before adding them.
Sweet Lemon Glaze
Unsalted Butter – Butter for the glaze will be melted in a microwave-safe bowl.
Powdered sugar – Domino is my preferred brand. The flavor is that of pure sugar. If your powdered sugar tastes any different than pure sugar I’d suggest getting a fresh bag or a different brand.
Lemon juice – The lemon juice and zest are what make this POPPING glaze! Try to use fresh lemons, but if necessary you can use bottled lemon juice.
Lemon zest – Also essential for that pop of flavor, for best results don’t skip this ingredient.
*see recipe card for detailed measurements
Kitchen supplies you’ll need
- Bundt pan
- Mixing bowls
- Hand whisk
- Hand mixer with beaters
- Rubber spatula
- Cooling rack
Mix it, Bake it, & Eat it!
Preheat oven to 350 F and generously grease the bundt cake pan with non-stick baking spray. Make sure to get into all the crevasses.
In a medium bowl sift and combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar on medium speed. Roughly 3 minutes.
Add 1 egg at a time, beat on low speed to combine, add 1/4 cup flour, beat to combine. Repeat this step until all the eggs and flour mixture are combined.
Add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and sour cream. Fold these ingredients into the batter.
Lastly, gently fold in blueberries.
Fresh blueberries: Mix with 2 tablespoons of flour before adding
Frozen berries: No need to add additional flour, mix in as is.
Pour batter into your prepared bundt pan and gently tap on the countertop 6-10 times to allow the air bubbles to release. Then bake for 90 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Once baked, let cool for 10 minutes then gently release the sides from the edge of the pan and place the warm cake upside down on a wire rack to gently lift the pan off of the cake.
Allow the cake to cool completely before topping with the lemon glaze.
For the sweet lemon glaze, in a small bowl add melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine and pour over the top of the cake.
Top with fresh blueberries, slice and serve!
FAQ for Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake with Sour Cream
What does putting sour cream in a cake do?
Sour cream contains a lot of fat. Adding additional fat to a cake will create an even more moist cake. Adding sour cream will add a richness and additional moisture without thinning the cake batter out like oil would. u003cbru003eUsing yogurt in place of sour cream will create the same effect.
Can I make Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake with frozen blueberries?
Yes! This recipe is actually made with frozen blueberries. Fresh or frozen can work. Using frozen blueberries requires 1 less step and tastes just as delicious!
Do I have to use a Bundt pan for this Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake recipe?
While a Bundt pan is preffered it is NOT necessary. This recipe will fill a 9×13 cake pan, 12 mini bundt cake pans, and 2 loaf pans.
- Mini bundt cakes – This recipe should make approximately 12 mini bundt cakes
- This recipe can be prepared using a stand mixer as well.
- Room temperature – Your bundt cake will stay fresh and moist if stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. IF it lasts that long!
- Refrigerator – Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Freezer – Do not frost your bundt cake before freezing. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then again in foil, and store for up to 4 months. Can also be wrapped in plastic and then stored in an airtight container to further protect from freezer burn.
- Substitutions – You can replace the sour cream with any plain yogurt or greek yogurt of your choice.
- Before serving top this lemon blueberry cake with the sweet lemon glaze!
Tools I use
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Easy Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
A strikingly beautiful bundt cake with POPPING lemon and blueberry flavors throughout! Perfect for family gatherings, it’s sure to impress.
- Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
2 3/4 cups (344g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
3 cups blueberries (Fresh – mix with 2 tbsp flour. Frozen – do not mix)
1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare your bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
- In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk then set aside.
- In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed. Roughly 3 minutes.
- Add 1 egg at a time, beat to combine, add 1/4 cup flour, beat to combine. Repeat this step until all the eggs and flour mixture are combined.
- Add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, and sour cream. Fold these ingredients into the batter.
- Lastly, fold in blueberries. If using fresh blueberries, dust them with 2 tablespoons of flour first before folding them into the batter.
- Pour batter into your prepared bundt pan and gently tap on the counter about 10 times to help release any trapped air bubbles then bake for 90 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Once baked and allowed to cool for about 10 minutes, gently release the sides from the edge of the pan and place the cake upside down on a cooling rack to gently lift the pan off of the cake.
- Allow the cake to cool completely before topping with the lemon glaze.
- For the lemon glaze, in a small bowl add melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine and pour over your cooled bundt cake.
- Slice and serve!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Category: Cakes
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: European
- Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories: 544
- Sugar: 57.1 g
- Sodium: 310.8 mg
- Fat: 21.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 83.5 g
- Protein: 6.9 g
- Cholesterol: 113.2 mg
Keywords: lemon blueberry bundt cake, lemon bundt cake, blueberry bundt cake
11 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake with Sour Cream”
This is so delicious. So fresh and lemony.
It is so delicious! The fresh lemon is essential, truly.
I love that this bundt cake has 3 cups of blueberries. It’s packed full of blueberry yum! Thanks for you detailed instructions. Can’t go wrong!
Lemon and blueberries are one of my favorite dessert combinations.
I had all the ingredients at home and decided to give your recipe a try…I’m so glad I made this Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake!!! I think it’ll be gone by the end of the night lol! Thanks for the recipe!
Blueberry and lemon is such a yummy flavour combo and this cake is perfect!
Gave this a try yesterday and it was amazing — love the blueberry and lemon combination and the cake was tender!
This cake looks amazing! Lemon blueberry combination is so delicious.
This cake is GORGEOUS!! It’s so easy to make and perfect for summertime. The step by step photos were also SUPER helpful.
Amazing lemon flavor and the glaze is to die for! Everyone devoured it!
This was super moist easy and delicious and will make often it didn’t even frosting so good! thanks !