Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

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Apr. 03, 2015

Bright and delicious cake for Springtime. So easy to make and full of lemony flavor.

Ingredients

For cake
Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (at room temperature)
Granulated sugar 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Eggs 4
Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
All purpose flour
Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Zest of lemon 3
Juice of lemon 3
Blueberries 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Flour 1 Tablespoon
For cream cheese frosting
Cream cheese 8 Ounce (at room temperature)
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (at room temperature)
Powdered sugar 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Zest of lemon 1

Directions

GETTING READY

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two baking pans with the butter paper and set aside.

 

MAKING

In a bowl, with an electric mixer cream together the butter with both the sugars, until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream. Mix until everything is combined.

Stir the flour, baking power, and salt. Mix until just combined.

To the batter add the zest and juice of lemons and give another mix.

In a small bowl mix the blueberries with flour until the berries are coated.

Add the blueberries and fold them into the batter with a spatula, not the electric mixer.

Evenly distribute the batter into two greased cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven.

Take out the cakes and let them cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Give it another mix to combine completely.

 

FINALIZING

On your cake stand add the first layer. Evenly cover the top of the cake with frosting and add the second layer. Top the cake with the frosting and then spread it evenly around the sides.

Garnish with fresh blueberries and lemon slices on the top.

 

SERVING

Slice the cake and serve for dessert.

 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 15

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 579Calories from Fat 247

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 226 mg9.42%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 54 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet