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Easy One Bowl Lemon Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A wonderfully moist lemon cake packed with blueberries and the added indulgence of cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine cake
Keyword cake, cream cheese frosting, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 346kcal
Author Erren of Erren's Kitchen


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • The zest of 1 lemon (about a tablespoon) finely grated
  • The juice of 1½ lemons
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • yellow food coloring for color optional

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice warmed


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC
  • Prepare the pan by greasing it with butter or cake release (see post)
  • In a large mixing bowl (or food processor), beat together the eggs, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, zest, buttermilk, food coloring (if using) and juice until smooth and thoroughly blended.
  • Fold in the blueberries
  • Fill the pan sections evenly with the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 or until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool completely in the pan before removing from the pan.
  • Remove a small bit from the bottom of the cake and crumble it onto a small plate and set aside to use as decoration later (see photo).
  • For the Icing: Make sure cream cheese and butter are at room temperature or the icing will be lumpy. Blend the cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, blending after each addition.
  • Add the lemon juice 1 tablespoon at a time until the icing is the desired consistency and can be poured (I like mine quite thick).
  • Pour the icing over the cooled cakes and use the cake crumbs to decorate by sprinkling them over the icing.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg