Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake-this light and lemony loaf cake is bursting with blueberries. Enjoy a slice for dessert today! 

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake Recipe

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I can never keep up with what our boys will and won’t eat. It changes daily. One day they LOVE something and want to eat it all day long and the next day they won’t touch it. Kids!

The boys were both on a major blueberry kick so I stocked up, but then they both decided they didn’t want to eat them. I have no idea why. The blueberries were plump, juicy, and delicious. The boys were just in one of their phases! I didn’t want the blueberries to go to waste, so I decided to bake a Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake. Cake is always a good idea:)

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We love this lemon loaf cake because is easy to make and the lemon blueberry combo is divine!

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The cake is light, lemony, and bursting with fresh blueberries!

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I drizzle the cake with a sweet lemon glaze before serving and it is the perfect finishing touch!

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A Perfect Dessert

Slice, serve, and enjoy! This Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake is great for dessert, a sweet snack, or even breakfast. We love making it during blueberry season when the blueberries are the best, but if you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can use frozen blueberries. They are still good, just stir them in gently so you don’t turn the cake purple.

The second I pulled the cake out of the oven the boys came running. They were jumping up and down for a slice of Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake! But wait, I thought they didn’t like blueberries. Silly kids! 🙂

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Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

This easy lemon loaf cake with a sweet lemon glaze is bursting with blueberries! Enjoy a slice for dessert or a sweet snack!
4.44 from 23 votes

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • ¾ cup  buttermilk
  • ½ cup oil vegetable, canola, or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

For the lemon glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 8 ½ x 4 ½ loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Whisk into the flour mixture. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Gently stir in the blueberries. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Pound on the counter so the loaf cake is evenly set in the pan.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Place the loaf on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides of the loaf cake with a knife. Carefully remove loaf from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack.
  • While the loaf cake is cooling, make the lemon glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle the glaze of the cooled loaf cake. Cut into slices and serve.
  • Note-if the cake isn't done and the top is browning too much, drape a piece of aluminum foil over the top and finish baking until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 89mg, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 0.9mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. 5 stars
      My family absolutely loves this recipe. Can you make these and freeze them to eat later?

  1. This looks amazing! Wanted to make it now but I don’t have buttermilk. Can I use regular 2%? If so,how much would I need?

    1. You can use 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar and enough 2% or whole milk to make 1 cup, if a recipe calls for buttermilk.

  2. 3 stars
    Outstanding flavor! I would not recommend substituting coconut oil for the oil. I did and the oil solidified the minute it touched the cold buttermilk. Pretty gross, but I incorporated it as best I could. The final product is delicious, but dense and not crumbly like the one you photographed. 

  3. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe and it was so delicious! If I’m looking for a sweet bread recipe to make I always come back to your page, you never let us down with your recipes! 
    Everyone loved the bread and requested I make it again soon! 

  4. 5 stars
    We picked a whole  lot of lemons off the tree and wanted to make a simple loaf cake that I could whip up in no time without a lot of preparation or ingredients. This recipe was easy and delicious!!!

  5. 5 stars
    I made two loaves for a committee meeting at church. Lots of raves for the delicious treat. The second loaf kept for one week.

  6. Can I use this recipe to make muffins? I’m not sure if you’ve done that before and might have any idea how many muffins and cooking time, thanks!

  7. 4 stars
    I thought this recipe was good but I tweaked it a little. I did 2 cups of flour. I added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup milk, plus 1/2 cup Smart Balance margarine melted. Everything else I kept the same. The blueberry loaf turned out awesome and very moist.

  8. 5 stars
    I make this at least a few times each spring/summer. It’s a recipe I’ve come back to for at least the last 3-4 years. It always comes out perfect and everyone loves it.

  9. 4 stars
    Made this lovely loaf yesterday. Texture, crumb, moisture level is perfection. But I would advise against using all coconut oil as it overwhelms the flavor of the lemon. Not sure if different brands are more strongly coconut flavored. Maria, have you ever noticed this and what brand of coconut oil do you recommend?

  10. 5 stars
    A huge hit taking this to my son for his birthday- my husband immediately requested I make another for him. It didn’t rise as much as I expected and yet was surprisingly light. I only made half the glaze, which was sufficient

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