Desserts

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Sometimes you just need that little something to pair with a morning coffee, and this is how Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake came to be. I hadn’t had this loaf in quite a while yet after indulging in a slice at a coffee shop while on travels recently, it sparked a craving.

Yet, buying it by the slice can be costly, as we know so baking it at home is the frugal option. Plus it’s so easy to make!

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious. A sweet and savoury quick bread or cake recipe - blueberries and lemon are a winning combination!

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

This loaf cake recipe deserves to be tried – and if you’d like something similar yet more dessert-like, try these Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes. I’d also suggest this amazing Carrot Cake recipe.

When making Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake, you can use frozen blueberries yet right now the fresh and tasty BC Blueberries are in season. This means that I ‘blueberry all the things’, like this beautiful Blueberry Cake, which is a farmers recipe!

Getting my blueberry fix is one of the reasons why I look forward to the farmers market every week. Which is why I have an extensive blueberry recipes section on the blog.

Blueberries in a bowl

This means I usually leave with a boxful and I happily enjoy them through the week in everything from breakfasts to desserts, salads and for snacking.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious. A sweet and savoury quick bread or cake recipe - blueberries and lemon are a winning combination!

Not only a great price while in season from now until September, BC Blueberries are delicious. The province is the largest highbush blueberry region in the world – Lucky us!

Just look for the largest plump berries and you know you scored the right ones. Keep in mind, www.bcblueberry.com has more information and over 100 blueberry recipes featuring both sweet and savoury.

I also have my own collection of favourites here at My Organized Chaos. A good place to start is by making these Easy Blueberry Pie Bars.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious. A sweet and savoury quick bread or cake recipe - blueberries and lemon are a winning combination!

While making Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake this time, I recalled that the last time, the blueberries sank into the batter while cooking.

While it certainly doesn’t change taste {YUM!}, I wanted the blueberries to be better distributed through the loaf this time.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious. A sweet and savoury quick bread or cake recipe - blueberries and lemon are a winning combination!

A search told me to toss damp blueberries in flour before adding to batter, to prevent falling while cooking. Yet it didn’t work – let me know in the comments if there’s another trick to try next time I make this recipe {read – most likely next week}.

If not, no worries, we’ll still enjoy it much the same.

blueberry lemon loaf cake
Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 53 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious. A sweet and savoury quick bread or cake recipe - blueberries and lemon are a winning combination! 

Ingredients

LOAF CAKE

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries

GLAZE

  • 1.5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 370, and either grease a loaf pan with butter or line the loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer - blend the butter, eggs, sugar, yogurt, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.  
  4. When combined, mix in half of the flour mixture and then half the milk. Repeat back and forth until all combined. 
  5. Add the blueberries to the batter and stir gently by hand to combine. 
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 48-53 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife comes out clean when inserted. When done, move to a wire rack to cool 
  7. Make the glaze by combining the butter, icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk well to remove lumps. If you'd like a thicker glaze, add another tsp of icing sugar. Add the glaze after the loaf has cooled, yet still somewhat warm to the touch. 
  8. Best served warm yet that's your choice - enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 44gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

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21 Comments

  1. I love blueberry/lemon loaf but like you said my blueberries always sink to the bottom and I have done the dusting of flour as well, it would be nice to know how to keep them up!!

  2. I haven’t had Blueberry Lemon Cake Loaf in forever! Never made it from scratch either. Will definitely be giving this recipe a go! YUM!

  3. I’m off to pick wild blueberries for the first time in 3 years next weekend. We’ve had a drought in northern Ontario and the berries haven’t been good. But this should be a bumper year.

  4. That Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake looks so inviting, moist and delicious. 🙂

  5. I am such a fan of blueberries and lemon together in desserts. This loaf sounds delicious!

  6. Nothing like fresh blueberries for the summertime. Great for baking with, preserving and just enjoy by themselves. I just may make this

  7. Lemon and blueberry are such great flavours together. We are going to give this recipe a try.

  8. wow what a great combination! I always have a bit of lemon cake with my coffee every morning but I have not have the combination of lemon and blueberries together. how refreshing

  9. Sounds really good, just got some blueberries so I think I will have to bake up one of these loaves this week. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. I love lemon and blueberries. Thank you for the recipe, printed and making it. Looks delicious.

  11. Just bought some blueberries up north – can’t wait to make this. Thanks for posting it!!!

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