Lemon Blueberry Snack Cake

8 servings
45 min

is fluffy, moist and loaded with blueberries and lots of lemon flavor. Eat this cake for a snack, breakfast or even dessert.

Ingredients for Lemon Blueberry Snack Cake


Most of the ingredients for this recipe are pantry staples that you most likely already have on hand. You will need:

  • Sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Lemon zest
  • Blueberries
  • Powdered sugar, optional

For blueberries either fresh or frozen can be used. If using frozen blueberries be sure to defrost them and rinse them before adding to the batter. Frozen blueberries are an excellent option to use any time of year. We like to use the frozen wild blueberries in our baking recipes.

Baking Tips


  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper. This makes baked goods easy to remove or lift out of the pan. Plus, it makes the pans easier to clean.
  • Use room temperature ingredients when baking unless otherwise specified. These will incorporate easier into your batter than cold ingredients. This includes: milk, eggs, butter, sour cream etc.


Frequently Asked Questions


How should lemon blueberry snack cake be stored?

Store cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Cake can also be frozen if wrapped well in plastic for up to 2 months.

Do I need to include the lemon zest?

No, if you would rather skip the lemon flavor just leave out the lemon zest.

Can I freeze lemon blueberry snack cake?

Yes, wrap it well in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost at room temperature before eating.

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Lemon Blueberry Snack Cake
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk, room temperature
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • Powdered sugar, optional
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray and line with parchment.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
Add vanilla and stir well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add half of the flour and the baking powder. Stir to combine.
Add half of the milk. Stir well.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add remaining flour and milk. Stir well being sure to get everything scrapped from the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Remove from the mixer and gently fold in the blueberries and lemon zest.
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once cool, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar if desired.
Tips
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used for this recipe. If using frozen berries, let them defrost and rinse them before adding to the cake batter.
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