Blueberry Lemon Cake
16
servings
1 hr 05 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

2 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1 cup milk

Lemon Curd

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg beaten

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only) beaten

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter cut into 3 pieces

Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 cup fresh blueberries, coarsely chopped

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place blueberries into another bowl. Add 1 tablespoon flour mixture; toss lightly. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 4 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon zest; beat at high speed until well mixed. Add remaining flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition. Gently fold in coated blueberries.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Cut each cake in half horizontally making 2 layers each; set aside.

  7. STEP 7

    Place whole egg and yolk into bowl; beat with fork. Set aside.

  8. STEP 8

    Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and is slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.

  9. STEP 9

    Whisk small amount of lemon mixture into beaten eggs. Repeat until half of lemon mixture is combined with yolks. Add egg mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until mixture reaches 165°F and is thickened. Remove from heat. Add butter pieces; whisk until butter is melted. Refrigerate.

  10. STEP 10

    Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add whipping cream, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in chopped blueberry. Reserve 1 cup frosting by placing into resealable plastic food bag. Cut off small corner of bag.

  11. STEP 11

    Place 1 cake layer, cut-side up onto cake plate. Pipe around edge using 1/3 reserved frosting. Spread half of lemon curd over cake, staying within piped border. Place second cake layer on top, cut-side down. Top with 1 cup frosting. Repeat layering with reserved frosting, curd and cake layers. Frost cake with remaining frosting.

Tip #1

To coarsely chop blueberries, place in food processor and pulse 4-5 times.

Nutrition

570Calories
34Fat (mg)
210Cholesterol (mg)
400Sodium (mg)
59Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
7Protein (g)

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  July 14, 2017

Cake turned out great! I also subbed cake flour for flour and was able to cut cake into halves for more layers. The frosting was another story. Too much liquid imo. I just went with a different frosting recipe.

— says Dana
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  April 20, 2017

I made this for a family gathering and it was very popular. The icing is light and not very sweet, which nicely balances with the sweetness found in the lemon curd. Very easy to make this tasty and beautiful cake!

— says SharonG
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