Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

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This lemon blueberry coffee cake can be eaten with or without the lemon icing. With the icing it is a great dessert, without the icing you can call it breakfast! The icing is my popular lemon buttercream icing. and it’s the perfect topping for this delicious cake.

blue tablecloth underneath the plates of Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake top with lemon butter cream icing
Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

is there really anything that beats a good coffee cake recipe? Coffee cake is the perfect baked good, in my opinion. It’s good for breakfast, you can have it as a snack with tea in the afternoon and if you put icing on it like this recipe you can definitely serve it to company as dessert. I think there’s a good reason that they are as popular as they are!

close up blue tablecloth underneath the plates of Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake top with lemon butter cream icing

 

How to Make a Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

This is a really easy coffee cake to make!

  1. Assemble all of your ingredients. Whisk together all your dry ingredients, including the sugar.
  2. Wash then grate yourself 2-3 tablespoons of lemon zest.
  3. Cut in your butter.
  4. Add the lemon zest into the dry ingredients until it’s crumbly.
  5. Beat the 3 eggs together,add milk and lemon juice. Make a well in the dry ingredients, then add the milk mixture. Stir until they are just combined.
  6. When it’s just combined, add in the blueberries and gently mix them in.
  7. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
  8. Bake at 350 until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean.

Step by step method for Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Then…the pièce de résistance...top with icing! Which creates a match made in heaven. A thick, dense  slightly sweet coffee cake paired with a tangy sweet whippy icing.

There’s also really nothing that beats a good lemon blueberry taste combination and it is definitely one of my favourites, as you all know I’m a real lemon lover. It’s so fresh and light and lemon is always available. Blueberries maybe not so much but now we have the luxury of frozen berries year-round, so if you just defrost some berries on a paper towel you can use them in this recipe as well. Try my Saskatoon Coffee Cake recipe if you are looking for a delicious alternative!

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More Delicious Blueberry Recipes

Need more recipe ideas to use up some blueberries? Try these!

Happy baking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

This lemon blueberry coffee cake can be eaten with or without the lemon icing. With the icing it is a great dessert, without the icing you can call it breakfast!
4.8 from 5 votes
close up blue tablecloth underneath the plates of Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake top with lemon butter cream icing
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
18
Calories
212
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of soured milk soured with lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 batch lemon buttercream icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F.

  2. Whisk together all your dry ingredients, including the sugar, then cut in your butter.
  3. Grate 2-3 tablespoons of lemon zest.
  4. Add the lemon zest into the dry ingredients, mix until it's crumbly.

  5. Squeeze out 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Beat the 3 eggs together, then add the milk and mix.Add the lemon juice in.

  6. Make a well in the dry ingredients, then add the milk mixture. Stir until just combined.

  7. When it's just combined, add in the blueberries and gently mix them in.
  8. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
  9. Bake at 350 until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean.
  10. Leave plain or top with my lemon butter cream icing.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional info is WITHOUT the icing!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8g, Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 99mg, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Maureen says

    How long do you bake this ? there is no baking time on the recipe .

  2. Kim says

    I didn’t read all the comments,, however visually,, it looks like it’s in a 9 X 9 pan.. and your directions say 9 X 13… I wonder which one to use?

    • Karlynn says

      Hey, a 9×13. You can see in photo 8 that it’s a long rectangular pan on my red cookie rack!5 stars

  3. Andrea says

    I am not a lemon person but my family love their lemon desserts. This is a keeper. I made it and put the lemon glaze on top. I have to say I almost went back for a second piece myself. Thank you, Karlynn5 stars

  4. Rimmy says

    Hi Karlynn, I love the way you mix coffee and lemon icing into this cake. I bet they taste ahhmaaazing!!5 stars

  5. Arachne says

    What’s a diet?

    Printing this.. need to buy a lemon tomorrow.

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