Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

This pregnancy is wrapping up fast. The, I only have a week left, kind of fast. I am just wondering when he will decide to make his big debut! I have been the biggest procrastinator getting things ready for this baby boy of mine. I finally got around to washing his clothes LAST night.  As the time is drawing near to delivery, it makes me a both excited and sad all at the same time. Sad you ask? Yes, because I am one of those women that seriously LOVES being pregnant. I love feeling the baby move inside me, I love watching my tummy grow and I love the anticipation of the arrival of the new little one. I also LOVE eating and feel I can get away with it a lot more when pregnant ;) Food baby=the real baby haha!

One thing I have specifically been craving this last stretch of pregnancy is lemon. Not full blown-in-your-face lemon, but desserts with a subtle hint of it. Even thinking about this recipe makes me want to hop up and go make a batch of it right this instant. Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake. It is AMAZING! It melts in your mouth and is full of refreshing delicious flavor. My family could not stop raving about it.

Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake from chef-in-training.com …This recipe is HEAVENLY! Seriously melt-in-your-mouth good!

4.9 from 44 reviews
Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake
 
A delicious and moist pound cake that is bursting with refreshing and amazing flavor!
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Lemon Glaze
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and lemon zest together for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat an addition minute per egg.
  4. Add vanilla and mix in.
  5. In a separate large bowl, mix and combine dry ingredients together.
  6. Add dry ingredients alternatively with the buttermilk to the butter/sugar/lemon zest/egg mixture. Fold in blueberries.
  7. Grease and flour either 2 large bread pans or 3 small bread pans.
  8. Pour batter and bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 min.
  9. Let loaves cool and pour glaze over them.
Lemon Glaze
  1. Whisk glaze ingredients together until smooth.

Enjoy!
(recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I know when you told me last fall that you love the feeling of being pregnant, I thought, more power to you girl. Me...not so much :) This cake is gorgeous! I wish I had a huge slice right now! Pinned

  2. Mir

    I guess we were both in a lemon pound cake mood this week! It is the best, especially with the blueberries!
    Hey, home stretch. You're almost done! Then you'll have your bladder back. :)

  3. Tammy

    In the top part of reciepe hiw much vanilla.ut just says 1/2?

    1. Alana

      5

      I am wondering the same thing. I'm ready to run to the grocery store to grab blueberries right this minute cause this cake looks AWESOME. But how much Vanilla?? I mean you can't really go wrong if you use half a tablespoon vs half a teaspoon with most recipes! Sometimes I add extra vanilla anyway cause I love vanilla. But with it being a lemon pound cake, I'd stick with probably half a teaspoon!

    2. denise

      4

      I live lemon and blueberries together and have been looking for a good recipe! I can't wait to make this just need to know if it is a teaspoon of vanilla or tablespoon?

    3. Chef in Training

      teaspoon

  4. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    The up close and personal photo up there has me drooling! Just gorgeous. I had great pregnancies too (4!) so I can relate. Take care and enjoy the remaining time before baby.

  5. Becky

    This is making my mouth water. That photo is beautiful! I can't wait to try it.

  6. Matt Robinson

    Love this Nikki! Best of luck to you and that is so exciting! Naomi is due with our little guy on the 28th, so we are in the same mode.

  7. Lauren Everson

    Congratulations! I know how you feel, I love(d) being pregnant too and thought I'd never want it to end. But now that I'm on bed rest and have 6wks (if we make it) to go, I'm ready for the little one to arrive. But I will miss feeling baby squirming around. Enjoy the home stretch and better yet, enjoy your little man once he gets here.
    The pound cake looks beautiful, by the way.

  8. Lori

    How much vanilla extract?

  9. Stephanie @ Cookin' Cowgirl

    This looks incredible!! My mom would just DIE if I showed up at her place with this.....that lady loves her lemon, her blueberries, and her pound cake! It's like you crawled in her brain and made her favorite thing ever. :) Pinned!

  10. Brenda

    Ahhh-mazing recipe! There;s something about that blueberry/lemon combo, delish! Thanks for sharing, all the hubby could say after enjoying a warm piece is "wow!" Shared the recipe!

  11. Mary Lou Sirois

    How much vanilla...there's an omission, must be a misprint.

  12. Vicie

    Would this do well in a bundt pan???

  13. Arnetta Holifield

    I have the recipe for the Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake from chief Nikki. I want to know if I could put the mixture in a bundt pan and the amount of time it would take to cook it. Thanks a million!

  14. George Harris

    Baking powder is a problem for me. Can you substitute baking soda If so, how much?

  15. garysgirl

    This looks SOOOOO dang good! I want some right now. I absolutely love the combination of blueberries & lemon-perfection! And hey guess what? I'm another gal who loves to be pregnant too! It's such a mystery and such a special thing to be growing another human being inside yourself. Super cool and awe inspiring! We are currently expecting our 3rd and I'm due in late August-we can't wait!! :))

  16. Ed M

    If the taste of the batter is any indication this is going to be out of this world. The other reason I'm going to keep this recipe....it is so dang easy! So with easy and yummy....and it makes 2 loaves,-one to send to work with my wife and one for me to take to work...that's the trifecta! Working at our Vacation Bible School this evening so when we get home, make the glaze and make a LOT of people very happy. Thanks. And God's Blessings on your family.

  17. Jan Sigl

    The lemon blueberry recipe has an error in it... It says 1/2 vanilla..... Do you mean 1/2 tsp of vanilla???
    Did this miss the editor before it went up on your website????

    1. Chef in Training

      1/2 tsp. just updated the recipe. Thanks for bringing that to my attention :)

  18. Patricia Ignatowicz

    5

    Has anyone tried to use a bundt pan with this recipe? I am making it for a dinner party and thought it would look fancier. I would appreciate any feedback.

  19. Nancy Moore

    5

    This recipe is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it!

  20. lynn

    can I use a bundt pan?

  21. Maggie

    5

    This recipe is amazing! Fluffy, delicious, perfection!

  22. Annie

    I see theres several with the same question I have, can a bundt pan be used? Im thinking yes. Just have to keep an eye on how long to cook it.

    1. Valerie

      5

      I have made this twice in a Bundt pan, and both times it has stuck to the pan when I tried to remove it. The blueberries did sink to the bottom, so I will try it again using the suggestion to toss the blueberries with flour, and maybe leaving it sit in the pan longer than 15 minutes. It didn't matter, I just scraped the cake out of the pan and glued it all together with the glaze. I took it to a friends house, and we decided to call it "Blueberry Bob," so people wouldn't think it was a disaster! It still tasted amazing and was a big hit. I wonder how long it should be left in a bread pan?

  23. Sarah Jones

    5

    I have made this several times its delicious! My guests thought so too :)

  24. Tanya@TanyaGolightly

    This is delicious! Question though... all the blueberries sunk to the bottom of the pans during baking. What did I do wrong that they didn't stay put and float through the whole cake??

    1. Sue

      I've seen in other recipes, to shake the bluebuerries with some flour before putting in the batter. I'm going to try that when I make this today. It looks delish!

    2. Monica

      5

      I was watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa who coated her blueberries in a little bit flour and said that prevents them from sinking to the bottom.

      But I followed the recipe as is and didn't have any issues with them sinking. My batter was very thick.

  25. Joan Best

    5

    Really loved this pound cake, couldn't wait to make it. The batter was delicious also could keep my spoon out of it.

  26. Kim

    I'm not a big fan of blueberries, so used raspberries instead. So delicious!!

  27. Peri

    I am from the south and our pound cakes always have way more eggs than 3. This sounds more like a bread since it is cooked in a loaf pan. Your pics look absolutely delish! l cant wait to make it! l might put more eggs in it like traditional pound cakes. l recently made a 5 flavor pound cake and it had 6 jumbo eggs in it. Anyway, it is a totally different texture than a regular cake with 3 eggs in it. It was quite heavy and everyone did love it. l am looking to making yours and feeding my blueberry lemon loving bunch this!!! thanks for posting!

  28. Julie Bates

    5

    I made this and WOW!!! Delicious!

  29. Dwight Kincaid

    I am going to try making this and substituting fresh huckleberries, since we just picked them recently. Any thoughts on changes I should make by doing this? More sugar maybe, or just keep everything the same?

  30. Sandy Naylor

    This cake was fabulous! I used a bundt pan and it worked perfectly, but you have to really grease and flour your pan. I also baked it for a longer period of time and used the extra glaze to frost the lemon cookies that are also found on this blog!

  31. Jean

    Can this be made with frozen blueberries too? and is it the same amount? I have 8 lbs of frozen blueberries.

    1. Anne

      I am also wondering about substituting frozen blueberries for the fresh. Can it be done while expecting the same outcome and how much?

    2. KariE

      5

      I used frozen both times I've made this recipe, but I let them thaw in a colander and allowed all liquid to drain.

  32. Debbie

    Hi there, I wld love to give this cake a try but I can't get buttermilk from when I'm from. What can I use instead? Fresh milk? Thanks so much :)

    1. Becky

      5

      You can make butter milk by simply adding a tsp of vinegar to 1 cup of your milk. Let it sit a few minutes and boooom! Buttermilk!

  33. Leah Arthur

    5

    Thank you for the recipe!
    Even tho it didn't say, I added the vanilla after step 3. I used frozen blueberries, dusted with flour, which worked well. Lastly, I used a well greased/floured Bundt pan, and baked at 350° for 60 minutes. Turned out great!

    1. Carolyn

      Did you use plain flour. ..not self-rising?

    2. Chef in Training

      i used all purpose :)

  34. Estella Reyes

    it look yummy want to try it love blueberry and lemon

  35. Mhek

    Hi! Just wondering if I can use blueberry in can or frozen blueberries what alternative fruits that I can use. Thanks

  36. Mary Myers

    Tha Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake look great. My daughter is going to make it for me today.

  37. Jean

    Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh for the blueberry loaf recipe? Do I still use the same amount?

  38. Gab Lim

    I just want to ask. I'm from the Philippines and i'm having a hard time looking for the buttermilk. They rarely sell it in here. Is there any substitute for the buttermilk?

    1. Savanah

      You can mix a spoonful of white vinegar in regular milk and let it sit for a few minutes!

  39. Carolyn

    Can I use plain flour or cake flour?

  40. Sharon

    5

    I LOVE this pound cake!!! Could it be made with frozen blueberries? If so would anything need to be modified?

  41. KariE

    5

    Question...In the top part of the recipe says 1/2 tsp. vanilla and in the glaze also calls for 1/4 tsp. vanilla, but nowhere in the recipe except for the glaze does it call for the 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Should that have been included in the butter/sugar/lemon zest/egg mixture?

    1. JAIME

      I was wondering the same thing. I actually forgot to add it the first time because it never listed it

  42. Kathy Nichols

    although I agree on the taste being delicious all three times I have made this all of the blueberries end up at the bottom. I have even tried to put half in the batter and half on top just before baking. Any suggestions on how to get a better distribution of the blueberries?

    1. Chef in Training

      I have heard that rolling the berries in flour before putting them in the batter can help them stay in place better :) Hope that helps you, please keep me posted if it does :)

  43. Virginia Davis

    I will surely try your Lemon Blueberry. Pound Cake. The recipe looks easy to follow. Thank you!

  44. Shirley Hewlett

    Excellent Recipe

  45. Jackie Collins

    I was looking at some of the recipes and was wondering, when it just says flour, can you use self-rising or all-purpose flour? Thanks

    1. Chef in Training

      I use all purpose unless I specify otherwise :)

  46. Jo H

    5

    This cake is AMAZING!!! Whenever I make it, it goes quickly. I will be making more today. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Janice

    5

    This lemon, blueberry pound cake is delicious! I made this last week and both cakes disappeared overnight! I made two more a few days later to take to a going away luncheon. Those two cakes also disappeared in the blink of an eye! I used buttermilk (and added a half teaspoon baking soda and decreased the baking powder) and also added a few pinches of edible lavender to both the batter and the icing. My lovely daughter-in-law to be asked me to make the cakes for her birthday!

  48. Lindsay

    Any suggestions on how to modify if I just want to make 1 regular sized loaf? Not sure how to half the eggs.

  49. Nikki May

    This is currently in the oven.. I left out the blueberries because I just really wanted to make something kinda sweet and i have no blueberries in my house at the moment. Can't wait to try it!!

  50. melissa

    i wonder if i can use lime instead of lemons y live in mexico and sometimes its hard to get lemons

  51. Savanah

    5

    This was incredible. Thank you so much for sharing. I used a bag of frozen blueberries, which I thawed in a colander in the sink and then tossed with a spoonful of flour. Out of this world delicious-- and I'm SO glad it made 2 loaves, because I can't stop eating it! :)

  52. Ellen

    I made this and the middle didnt raise, Why would this happen. Tasted great though.

  53. Sue

    5

    This is simply the BEST blueberry pound cake ever. It is sinfully good. I was going to give the second one to a neighbor but my husband wouldn't hear of it. So happy that I froze so many quarts of blueberries last summer! Thank you very much for this recipe.

  54. Karen mueller

    how much is the zest of 1 lemon?

  55. Jessica

    5

    This recipe soumd delicious. Would it be okay to use a bunt pan, if you dont have bread pans?

    1. Rachael

      5

      I used a bundt pan for mine. I had enough batter left over that I put it in a bread pan, too. It was awesome!

  56. stacey

    this looks great! but can someone please tell me the dimensions of a "large bread pan"??? thanks :)

    1. Sue

      5

      9"x5" worked very well for me.

  57. Eda Khan

    Can u give me the exact size of the baking tin.

  58. Suthira

    I tried this recipe twice, both with frozen blueberries. I didn't wash or thaw them at all. But I dusted the buleberries with some flour and very quickly adding them to the batter. The buleberries didn't fall into the buttom of the pan. I also greased the pans really really well too. It turned out great. Delicious !!

  59. Sharleen Miller

    5

    I made this on Sunday because the kids were visiting. OMG. ITS ALL GONE. The lemon and the blueberry together was amazing.

  60. Vanessa

    Made this pound cake with my mom. It was really good. Thank you for posting!

  61. Bonnie

    This is a favorite at my work. And it is now blueberry season. So I go to the local blueberry farm and pick A LOT of blueberries to freeze. Blueberries through the winter !!!

  62. Lillian

    The step to add the vanilla to the batter was omitted.

  63. Terre

    5

    love this recipe! I cooked it in a bundt cake pan and my blueberries went to the bottom, what went wrong?

  64. Amie

    I've got 2 round cake pans in the oven now. I added lemon juice to milk to substitute the buttermilk. I also used mulberries off my trees, since they are in season. I bet orange juice and zest would be great w cranberries or mulberries. I also used a gluten free rice blend.

  65. Melissa

    This is a phenomenal recipe. Very easy to make and super delicious. I thought the batter was yummy enough but the finished product is spectacular. Thank you for a life long-keeper!

  66. Tricia

    5

    This is such an awesome recipe! It's got a perfect balance of flavoring, and is great for a yummy dessert, an anytime snack or a brunch! This is a new favorite in our house!

  67. Lluvia

    Would it be ok to substitute buttermilk for heavy cream?

  68. Kim

    When do I add the vanilla, in step 2 or 3?

  69. Kit Missera

    5

    Followed recipe exactly. Yum.

  70. Rachael

    5

    Thank you so much for this recipe! It was a HUGE hit. My husband doesn't really care for blueberries, but he absolutely loved this. This recipe is a keeper!

  71. Brindu

    Blueberry season just started here and when I bought some wild ones I knew I had to try this recipe. It came out excellent! Sure going in my favourite list :)

  72. Tanya

    4

    The pound cake itself is quite good, but I'd have liked a bit more lemon flavor in the cake [rather than the glaze] to compliment the rich buttery base.

  73. JackieP

    Hello can you substitute blackberries for the blueberries? This cake looks delicious. A friend saw picture of a lemon blackberry buttermilk pound cake in a magazine however but she didn't purchase magazine. I have been looking online for a recipe fitting these specifications. I may wing it and see how it turns out.

  74. Nancy

    5

    Mmmm the kitchen smells wonderful as these are baking in the oven right now. I did have to use Splenda in place of the sugar, but I am sure they will still taste amazing! Thanks for the recipe! My husband and I are anticipating the first slice.

  75. Dianne M

    This looked ssssoooo good to me that it's in my oven right this very minute, 55 mins is way too long to wait for this heavenly concoction. But it smells so good,I think it's secretly telling me to eat it now....lol.
    Thank you so very much for sharing and posting.
    Dianne M in Texas

  76. Larissa

    I somehow skipped the vanilla because it wasn't in the directions but just in the ingredient list for the cake. Just wanted to let you know in case somebody else makes the same mistake. I am just hoping it turns out ok!

  77. Libby

    5

    Thank you for another great recipe! So delicious! I put all the batter in a bundt pan also. I made sure that I got all of the crevices with the grease and flour and the cake came out fine. However, the blueberries sunk to the bottom for me too. So next time I will toss them with flour!

  78. Sheila Diaz

    5

    I loved the Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake that a friend made and she sent me the link with your recipe. It lists 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla in the ingredients but the instructions do not tell us to add the vanilla. I just added it in step #2 and I think it turned out okay. My family loves it!

  79. Kelly

    Would this work as an actual cake with 2 cake rounds?

  80. Rushika

    5

    This cake is superb. So easy to make and so delicious.

  81. Celia

    I'm baking this recipe now. Smells so good. :)

  82. Alison

    I plan to make this tomorrow for a group of 8 and was wondering ,hoping you can answer promptly ; will this work in a bundt pan?
    Thank you :)

  83. Jasmin

    I made this for my mom's birthday and she absolutely loves it!
    I had reduced the sugar level to about 1/2 cup of brown sugar and another 1/2 cup of white sugar.
    Turned the cake slightly brownish.
    Did you use just white sugar for yours?

  84. Sam

    i came across this recipe and decided to try it. My family and friends LOVE IT. It's super easy and comes out perfect everytime. It's a really great recipe!

  85. kathy

    looks delicious. can this be made in a bundt pan? thank you :)

  86. Bonnie S

    5

    Are these to sit in the pan for a bit to cool & then turn out & cool completely??

  87. Julia

    5

    Yummy ! I doubled the amount of lemon zest because I like things lemon-y ......and, since raspberries were on sale, I made this with those - cut in half and tossed in flour before adding to the batter. Thanks for a great recipe !

  88. Berehane

    it is mouth watering and I will make it tomorrow!

  89. Catherine

    This is a great recipe, so delicious! This is a great recipe, so delicious! I love this, and make it all the time. The problem I always have is that it sinks while cooling, and almost seems undercooked. We eat it anyway (around the soft parts). I'm just not sure how to adjust the baking time/temp to get it right. Any suggestions?

  90. Windolin

    Made it tonight !! Wow it turned out extremely delicious !!!!! I can't stop eating it .

    1. Chef in Training

      yes you sure can :)

  91. Fran

    4

    Is this plain or self raising flour please

    1. Chef in Training

      all purpose :)

    2. rolz

      5

      we only got canned blueberries... will these do?

  92. Oakeygirl

    I'm wondering if this can be frozen before putting on the glaze?

  93. Louise

    Can't wait to try this . My two favorite flavours.

  94. Esther Mutero

    It looks easy, hope it comes.out well when I try it this weekend. Thanks very much for the recipe.

  95. Sherri

    I threw my diet aside & had to run out & buy stuff to make this today. One of the best things I've ever made! I ate so much tonight I made myself sick. Sooooo good!

  96. Diane

    Making this right now ill let u know how it came out

  97. WENDY SWANSON

    WOULD A BUNDT PAN WORK TOO ?

    1. Libby Nolan

      5

      Yes I used a bundt pan and it worked great!

  98. shirley Larson

    What is a large pan, and what is a small pan? I was hoping one large pan recipe would fit in 3 mini pans. I'm hoping to 1 and half this recipe and make 9 mini loafs for a bake sale.

    Thanks,
    Shirley

  99. Karen Dixon

    hi love this I've made it twice now but I did notice that in the ingredients calls for vanilla in the cake and the glaze but the instructions the cake does not tell when to add I did know when but thought you'd like to know .Also do you do anything with black currents

  100. Eve

    I just found your recipe, and my son love blueberry and I want to make this for him, I would like to know what size pan it says 2 large bread pans and 3 small could you specify the size. Thanks

  101. Arlene

    5

    I just made this and it's amazing!! Do you know if I need to refrigerate this after day 1? Don't want it to spoil! Thanks so much for the tasty recipes!!!

  102. Linda L

    5

    I just made this cake and OMG it has to be one of the Best cakes I've ever made. I used a Bundt pan instead of loaf pan so it need longer time to cook. its 5 Stars...and beyond...

  103. Peggy

    This is awesomely delicious!

  104. jen

    can I use or add lemon extract?

  105. RP

    Baked this tonight, exactly as specified in recipe. It was TO DIE FOR!! Thank you!

  106. Suzy

    Great look cake! I have decided to use a bundt pan and an extra small loaf pan. It's all in the oven and looking good. I used frozen blueberries but let them thaw first and even without flouring them, they didn't sink. I think because of how thick the batter turned out. Only one problem I had is that I almost left out the extract entirely because it wasn't included in the instructions. I hope you fix that soon. For the extract I used lemon hoping it will give it a more lemon taste. I really love lemon and sometimes cakes lose the flavor after they are cooked. So here's hoping I made a good choice.

  107. Marlana

    Mmmm so good! I made this in a bundt pan, just make sure you grease and flour it because mine stuck a little. I also dusted the blueberries in flour and the remained in place. This is a very yummy pound cake! The only thing missing is some vanilla bean ice cream!

  108. Barbara Duncan

    5

    Can you use a bundt pan to cook this in. Thanks

  109. Cathy

    I have this cake in the oven right now, can't wait to try it!!

  110. Rachana Kadikar

    5

    Hi!
    I have made this cake a few times now and it's a super hit with my friends and family! It is perfectly moist with a sweet and tangy taste of the blueberries and lemon. The lemon glaze just tops it off!

  111. Cheryl Brunsting

    5

    This was absolutely the best pound cake I've ever tasted. Add in the lemon/blueberry flavors and it is over-the-top good! After making it to use up some blueberries and thinking I'd be the only one who liked it, I was surprised to hear my daughter asking me to make her some more. This recipe will be at the top of my cake list from now on!!

  112. Marissa

    Just popped this in the oven! The batter was delicious on its own so I can't wait to taste it when it's done.

  113. Judy

    I'm looking to find how many calories per serving with this recipe.
    Substitute for cream-1% Milk
    Substitute for eggs-egg beaters
    Used 3 cups of rice flower, 3.5 cups regular flower for two batches.

  114. shannon

    5

    This is a fabulous recipe, you won't be disappointed!!

  115. Cathy

    Does it freeze well, and if I freeze it, should I leave the glaze off?

  116. Jamie thompson

    What kind of flour? Plain, self rising or cake

  117. Toni Franco

    This looks moist and delicious I can't wait to make it. I have a question about the size of the pans can you please say the dimensions because I have many and what I call large or small you may not. Thank you so much!

  118. Leigh Houston

    5

    I just made this for a school fundraiser. They turned out awesome! I followed the recipe exactly but made mini loaves (1-3/4 c size aluminum pan). One recipe made 7 loaves, maybe could have been 6 but I didn't want to have them run over the pan. It took 45 minutes for the mini loaves. I did use frozen blueberries because the berries are expensive here right now so that might have affected the cooking time. I will absolutely make this again!