Have cravings for blueberry lemon cake? How about easy blueberry cake with an even simpler whipped lemon frosting? I originally shared this recipe with fresh blueberries over 4 years ago and remains to be one of my very favorite easy desserts to date.
I am not really sure if I'd ever actually tried this flavor combo before I made this cake, but I had been been seeing this flavor combo all over the place and was inspired to try my own easy version.
Tempting idea for spring and summer or anytime you are looking for a treat. I actually made this cake for Easter originally for a delicious change of pace. It was perfect.
The beauty is that it's really easy with the use of store bought cake mix and a very simplified whipped cream frosting.
You will love this simple blueberry lemon cake recipe.
You know, I came very close to following a very long recipe for something similar, but I just couldn't do it.
The recipe looked freaking outstanding.
But, honestly without fail, almost every time that I try to follow a long recipe it gets completely messed up.
I have the knack of turning "magic cake recipes" into mistake cakes. Ask my family.
Seems like every time we have a holiday celebration, I screw up cooking time or forget an ingredient or two. It's cray cray.
So all of you boxed cake haters, sorry-ish. This recipe goes for people who are way too busy to follow long recipes.
I happen to think you'll appreciate this one. Don't get my wrong, I totally adore cooking for my family.
I truly do find pure joy in it. I just don't want to spend the entire day in the kitchen.
Then do the dishes? No thank you!
BLUEBERRY LEMON CAKE USING CAKE MIX
Want to know how to make a blueberry lemon cake easy? Cake mix!
This easy recipe calls for French Vanilla Cake Mix but you can also use Yellow Cake Mix or White Cake Mix.
I also added pudding mix to the regular cake mix to add a little thickness to the cake so that it could handle all the delicious fresh blueberries.
I really like the consistency and the fresh blueberries really bring this over the top.
Here is what you need to make this:
- French Vanilla Cake Mix
- Vanilla Pudding Mix
- Fresh Blueberries
- Whipping Cream
- Powdered Sugar
- Lemon Pie Filling
For the amazing frosting, we're basically making whipped cream and then folding in a can of lemon pie filling. It sounds simple, I know but it's AMAZING and makes this cake everything it is.
Now for some super simple Blueberry Lemon Cake Q & A.
CAN I PUT BLUEBERRIES IN A CAKE MIX?
Yes, absolutely. They work really nicely in a thick cake batter. You can make a boxed cake mix batter thicker by adding a box of pudding mix to it. Baking with blueberries is a delicious and you should totally try it.
CAN I USE DRY PUDDING MIX TO MAKE CAKE THICKER?
Yes. I really recommend adding a box of dry pudding mix to any boxed cake mix to make it more thick and hearty. Will feel more like bakery cake.
If you crave easy, this is as easy as it gets! Are you ready for this easy blueberry cake? I don't think you will be disappointed!
Let's dig in!
MORE EASY CAKE RECIPES
- 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix (Mixed according to directions)
- 1 Box Vanilla Pudding Mix (3.4 oz)
- 3 Cups of fresh blueberries
- 1 Pint Whipping Cream
- ⅓ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Can lemon pie filling (15.75 oz)
- Preheat oven according to cake mix instructions. Thoroughly grease two cake pans. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions then add in dry pudding mix. Mix until fully blended. Fold in two cups of the blueberries. Pour batter evenly between your two cake pans. Bake according to package instructions.
- While cake is baking, make your Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting. Use a high powered, add all whipping cream and powdered sugar and beat on high until it firms up and forms stiff peaks. This will take about 3 minutes. Fold in can of lemon pie filling and gently stir until blended. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Once cakes are done(when a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly), allow to cool a bit before removing from pans. Make sure to slowly and carefully remove the cakes as the blueberry is extra hot and moist. Allow to cool completely before topping with frosting.
- Once cakes are ready to be frosted, add a layer to the center of the cakes and then frost the top and sides. Top with remaining blueberries.
- Keep this cake refrigerated. Best served nice and cool. Enjoy!
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 443Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 55mgSodium 542mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 2gSugar 42gProtein 4g
Just for memory sake, I wanted to leave the original photos that I took of this cake here. 😉
Hope you'll give this one a try! Have you ever had a dessert that combined blueberry & lemon? Spill the details!