Friday, January 18, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Cake-with a twist!

Blueberry Lemon Cake with streusel and lemon glaze topping
Pinterest is saturated with blueberry cake recipes, I've made a few different ones, but my latest try is THE one. So good!! I especially love that it is lower in fat than many of the other ones. I found the original recipe at Honey What's Cooking?  Great blog, check it out!
I made a few changes, simplified it a bit and created an extra lemon glaze (Honey's version is a little healthier). That extra little step of making a glaze makes this over the top good. We may or may not have eaten the entire thing in a night.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 4 tbsp (room temperature)
  • Canola Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2/3 cup
  • Eggs-2
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • *Buttermilk - 1/2 cup (room temperature)
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Zest - of 1 Lemon
  • Blueberries - 1 1/2 cups (frozen worked great!)
*buttermilk substitute=half cup milk + 2 tsp vinegar, stir, let sit 5 minutes
  • Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
  • White Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 2 1/2 tbsp (room temperature)
Lemon glaze
1/3 cup powder sugar
juice of 1 lemon
(place powder sugar in small bowl & slowly mix in lemon juice until smooth and thin)

    -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    - Lightly butter & flour a square baking dish.
     -Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
    -In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy
    -mix in eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest
    -add in dry ingredients & buttermilk, alternating between the two until combined
    -gently fold in blueberries

    -combine streusel mixture in a bowl until crumbly & place on top of batter
    -bake at 350* for 45-55 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)
    -after cake has cooled 15-20 minutes, make the glaze & top cake with it!





    1. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Your blog is delicious : )

    2. Oh this looks really yummy, and I bet the glaze makes all the difference! I pinned it!
      PS - Thanks for joining the Meet & Greet hop and linking up! =0)

    3. Ohmygosh...that look's so yummy! I'm salivating over your tasty posts because I saw your link on the Meet & Greet blog hop. It's heavenly here!

    4. New follower from the blog hop! This looks so delicious, and I bet my three year old would eat it up!

    5. Hi! Following you from the blog hop too! Can't resist a blog with recipes. This looks so yummy!