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Best Lemon Blueberry Cake Ever

2020-03-31 21:33:24

IngredientsLemon Blueberry Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter**
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoos vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons cake flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz brick-style cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 – 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cream as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the butter sugar and lemon zest until fluffy. (About 2-3 minutes).
  4. Add in the vanilla extract and beat in the eggs 1 at a time.
  5. In a liquid measuring cup whisk together the lemon juice and buttermilk.
  6. With the mixer on low speed beat about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture followed by about 1/3 of the milk mixture.
  7. Continue the process of alternating between the flour & milk until just combined turning off the mixer and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  8. Toss the blueberries with the 2 teaspoons of flour then gently fold into the batter with a spatula.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat the butter until soft then mix in the cream cheese.
  2. Add in the lemon juice and mix in 3 cups of the powdered sugar starting with the mixer on low speed and then turning up to medium as it starts to combine.
  3. Beat in 1 tablespoon of whipping cream and then mix in the rest of the powdered sugar as necessary going little by little and adding more cream if needed.
  4. Frost the cooled cake and optionally decorate with blueberries and lemon slices.

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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