Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I’m so excited to bring you a delicious recipe today from Johanna of Our Joyful Home. She always inspires me with her delicious food and drink recipes, she’s got a great sense of style, and she’s a fellow PNW-er! Give her some love and definitely give this recipe a try. I mean, how could you not?

I’m Johanna, and I blog over at Our Joyful Home. I blog about a lot of stuff like style and DIY projects , but some of my favorite things to share are recipes.

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe / hellorigby!

This blueberry cake is something that I started making this last summer when fresh blueberries were everywhere, but you can definitely use frozen blueberries too, just make sure they’re totally thawed out. Either way, it’s so delicious. It’s really simple to make and turns out great every single time (which is amazing for me, because I have kind of a consistency problem when it comes to baking).

Blueberries Straining for Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake Recipe / Our Joyful Home for hellorigby!

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake


½ cup butter, room temperature
zest and juice from half of one large lemon
1 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups blueberries
½ cup buttermilk


1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl with an electric beater) cream the butter with the lemon zest and juice.

3. Mix in the eggs and the butter.

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake / Brunch Recipes / Our Joyful Home for hellorigby!

4. Take ¼ cup from your 2 cups of flour and toss it with the blueberries in a separate bowl.

5. In another separate bowl combine the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt and then mix half of it into the dough in the stand mixer. Add the buttermilk, and then mix in the rest of the flour mixture.

6. Fold in your blueberries.

7. Grease an 8 inch casserole dish and add the batter (which will be thick, more like dough than batter).

8. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick or fork inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Now excuse me while I wipe up my drool. What’s your favorite breakfast treat?

22 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

  1. V

    Yum! I love blueberries. Any kind of berry really. Lemon isn’t really my thing but I reckon I would like it in something like this.

    I just bought a MagicBullet blender in the holiday sales and started doing daily smoothies. I used to eat a lot of bread based things for breakfast, but the smoothies are so much better for me. I literally feel so much more energetic for it.

    Here’s my favorite smoothie: http://www.lifeplus1.me/home/2014/12/smoothies

    Do you ever do smoothies? I’m always looking for new recipes to try!


    1. Jenn Post author

      I got addicted to smoothies (again) while on vacation! I’ll have to try your favorite smoothie… but I think I need to get a better blender first. What do you think of your MagicBullet?!

      1. V

        I LOVE it! I can’t really compare it to anything else because this is my first blender (yes, I’m in my 30s and this is my first blender)…

        Its super easy to clean which I’ve heard can be a problem with other blenders and juicers. You also don’t lose any of the nutrients or fibers like you would with a juicer.

        It takes me 2-4 minutes flat to make my smoothie and clean up. Easy! :o)

  2. Shayne

    Oh my goodness! I actually don’t bake very often because, well, I kinda stink at it. I should definitely give this a try though because it looks so heavenly!


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