We whipped up this delightful cake to celebrate Rody’s birthday, and it was such a hit that his family thought it came from a bakery! Our blueberry lemon cake boasts a sweet and fresh flavor profile, thanks to a delightful blend of ingredients, balancing butter with lemons and blueberry.
⏲Prep time: 30 minutes
⏳Bake time: 30 minutes
🍽 approximate 12 portions
500 grams of buttercream (you can make the cream with this recipe)
4 tablespoons of blueberry jam
4 tablespoons of lemon curd
250 grams of butter
250 grams of self-raising flour
250 grams of sugar
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice of one lemon
A pinch of salt
200 grams of blueberries
How to make it?
Preparing the buttercream
You can prepare the buttercream 1 or 2 days in advance to save time on cake-making day.
Making the Cake Batter
- Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl, mixing until creamy.
- Gradually add the self-raising flour and ensure thorough mixing.
- Add the eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding the next.
- Mix in the lemon juice, zest, and a pinch of salt, creating a smooth batter.
- Gently scoop the blueberries into the batter.
- We recommend using three cake molds of the same size for even layers, preferably around 15 centimeters in diameter each. You can bake them sequentially if you don’t have three identical molds. Or you can use a knife to cut one bigger cake horizontally.
- Divide the cake batter evenly among the molds and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the cakes to cool completely.
Assembling the cake
- Divide the buttercream into two portions. Color one portion with a coloring of your choice (we used blue for our cake to match with the blueberry) and leave the other portion as it is.
- Once the cakes have fully cooled, add a line of non-colored buttercream around the edge of the top cake layer. This will prevent the jam from dripping out.
- Spread the blueberry jam evenly in the center of the buttercream line.
- Place the second cake layer on top, repeating the process with a line of buttercream and adding lemon curd in the center.
- Finish by adding the final cake layer, ensuring the top is flat (you can place the cake upside down).
Decorating the Cake
- Apply the colored buttercream to the sides of the cake, stopping halfway.
- On the upper half of the sides, add the non-colored buttercream to create an ombre effect.
- Smooth the buttercream using a tool. We also made a video about this cake, so if you want to see an example of this technique, check out the video on our YouTube channel.
- For added flair, decorate with more blue buttercream, blueberries, and sprinkles on top.
Prepare to impress with this stunning homemade Blueberry Lemon Cake that’s both delicious and visually appealing!