Blueberry lemon cake recipe

Blueberry lemon cake recipe

By 14/09/2015

This morning I woke up with the sound of the rain. When I went downstairs, just like every morning my cat greeted me with a soft and seducing "Meow" which of course when translated means "Do you have any food for me?".

So you can imagine my expression when I discovered to my horror that overnight she had quietly but systematically munched her way through my lovely blueberry lemon cake! She is a well fed and pampered cat but a greedy one indeed. I was so annoyed, that I felt like ringing the PDSA to re-home her!

What a shame, I have to make this one again. I managed to take all the photographs though and try a couple of slices. Lemon and blueberries are a great combination, this cake simply melts in your mouth.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Wash the blueberries and dry them well with a kitchen towel.


Work the butter with the sugar to a creamy consistency. Add the egg yolks, the lemon zest and mix well.

stirring butter, eggs and sugar

Add the sifted flour, 3/4 of the blueberries (leave some aside for the topping) add the lemon zest and juice. Add a few tbsp of milk enough to get a smooth consistency.

sifting flour

Whip the egg whites with the salt until firm and gently add them to the mixture stirring from bottom to top. This is to prevent the air bubbles in the egg whites diminishing.

Making lemon blueberry cake

Pour the mixture on a greased round baking tray measuring approx 23cm / 9 inch diameter. Put the remaining blueberries on top, the almond flakes and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Lemon and blueberry cake

Bake at 180C or 350F for 45 minutes until the cakes looks nice and golden.

Blueberry lemon cake recipe

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27 Responses to Blueberry lemon cake recipe

  1. Rami @ Tasteaholics

    Absolutely love blueberries and anything to do with them. I’ll give this a go hopefully this upcoming weekend! Thanks for the recipe. Pinned πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thank you!

  2. gloria

    Beautiful cara!
    And your daugther is cute and beauty like you πŸ™‚

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    mmm..blueberries..the cake looks gorgeous, Alida. Your kitty for sure has a taste for sweets :-)))

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Love this Blueberry Lemon Cake..It really looks so marvelous and so inviting. Love when your children help out in your baking. They really are learning from a pro. Your kitty had a feast during the night, while you all were sleeping! They say that cats don’t like sweets, it really is not true. My cat loved sweets, especially he loved cheesecake and whipped cream. They are so funny…it was lucky that you were able to make this again. Great job….Thanks for sharing..Have a wonderful week..
    Hugs Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      I know they really do like sweets. They are so greedy just like us though!

  5. Elisabetta

    Can we really blame the cat for eating this heavenly cake? Nope, me neither!

  6. Diana

    looks beautiful! Your kitty must have had a fun party!

    • Alida

      Surely she did!

  7. speedy70

    Alida, i tuoi dolci sono sempre golosissimi e meravigliosi, complimenti!!!!

  8. Steve

    This looks great. I plan to make it tonight so I can practice doing it for a dinner party next Monday. Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

    • Alida

      I use always unsalted butter. Hope you enjoy it!

  9. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    What a naughty cat! But with a cake like that, how could it resist??? I am sure it tastes as beautiful as it looks…..

    • Alida

      Thank you Vicky!

  10. Steve

    Alida, I just want to follow up and thank you for this recipe. Last week I traveled from Texas to Arkansas to visit my daughter. She invited guests over for a dinner party and I prepared a 4 course Italian meal and paired each course with Italian DOCG wines. Dolce was centered around this recipe. A square of the cake was nestled in a bowl with a scoop of locally produced lemoncello gelato and swimming in a shallow bath of Risata Moscato d’Asti. I knew it was a hit with the group when I asked if anyone wanted “seconds”. They then emptied the cake dish and finished the gelato…and took care of a couple more bottles of Moscato. Your Blueberry Lemon cake was a tremendous success and a wonderful end to a memorable evening. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    • Alida

      Dear Steve,
      I am really happy to know you made the recipe and that it was a success too! I created my blog for fun and it is my hobby. When I get nice comments like yours this is the best reward for me.
      Thanks thanks so much Steve! πŸ™‚
      PS: You really are a food and drink connoisseur.. with lots of food, good wine, limoncello and gelato..I would love to come to dinner at yours!

  11. Steve

    We would be honored to have you and your family. Next time you are in Texas just let me know.

    • Alida

      You never known. I would love to visit Texas one day!

    • Alida

      Thanks very much Simon!

      • Christine

        I made this cake last week and it was amazing. One of the best cakes I’ve had. I’m planning on making it again tomorrow.
        Thanks for this recipe,

      • Alida

        Great! I am pleased you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  12. Christine

    Alida, do you think I could use frozen berries and would I have to thaw them 1st?

    • Alida

      Hi Christine, yes of course you can but you will need to thaw them before adding them to the mixture.

  13. Teresa

    Haha my cat eats cakes too!! I just discovered your blog yesterday and your recipes look amazing. Can’t wait to try this cake and many others. By the way I’m am Australian born woman now living in Italy…my parents were italian. I love how you have simplified many traditional italian recipes and they look even better than the original.

    • Alida

      Thanks very much Teresa. I am sure you are a very good baker and cook yourself especially if you have an Italian heritage! I am pleased you enjoy the recipes!

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