Easy Blueberry Cake with Whipped Lemon Frosting

Lemon frosted cake with fresh blueberries on top.

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.
Lemon frosted cake with fresh blueberries on top.

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.

Cutting a slice of cake to serve.

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!


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 

Tall slice of blueberry cake with fresh blueberries

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.

Simple lemon frosted cake with fresh blueberries.

Now for some super simple Blueberry Lemon Cake Q & A.


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.


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!


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Easy Blueberry Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

Easiest blueberry lemon cake that you'll find with so much flavor.


  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Keep this cake refrigerated. Best served nice and cool. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 443Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 55mgSodium 542mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 2gSugar 42gProtein 4g

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  1. I have a box of lemon pudding could i use that instead of the vanilla or would it just be to much lemon?

  2. Wow! I have never gotten so many compliments on a cake before. Everyone absolutely loved it and wouldn’t stop raving about it. Recipe went out to about 10 people during dessert time. Only change I made was I decreased the amount of lemon filling to make it less sweet. DELICIOUS ad highly recommend!

  3. Hi. Can you use the lemon pie filling that you make on the stove then add it to the whip cream after it's cool?

  4. They no longer make a 15.75 oz can of the lemon pie filling, it's 21 oz. Should I measure it out?

  5. This is my go to cake! The ONLY cake I will make lol. Everyone is always requesting i make it. I saw someone ask about frozen blueberries.. I would advise against that! I had a horrible experience using frozen blueberries.. I had to trash the whole cake it was so sad!
    I do have a question for you Dawn. Do you know how well this cake would freeze???

    Thank you!!

  6. This sounds amazing! I never make layered cakes so was wondering if you could also use a 9x13 pan for this recipe? If yes, any idea how long to bake? Thank you.

  7. Going to make this next week for MYSELF!!!!! My birthday of 62 years. Question, Is that whipping creme the liquid in the dairy section right, not the frozen whipped creme in the frozen food section. Thanks vicki

    1. Happy birthday! That is SO exciting!!!

      This is the liquid whipping cream or sometimes called heavy cream in the refrigerated section. 😉

      1. Thank you! I just made it and have yet to sample it. Dying to taste it, husband was dipping finger in the bowl while I was preparing it.....Imagine that!

    1. Hiya! Yes, you will add some of the frosting on top of the first layer and then place the last cake on top and finish frosting. Hope that helps!

  8. I love lemon and oranges in my cakes and pastries. I tried this cake for my mother in law's birthday and we all loved it!! I was so sad that she remembered to take home the leftover because I kept craving it. Thanks!!

    1. Awww! I am so glad the cake was enjoyed - but also feel your pain about not having leftovers the next day! Ha!

    1. Hi there! Sorry... It can be added in directly with the whipped cream before whipping . Thanks!

  9. This cake was so delicious - I was amazed at how light/summery it was. I did use !/2 cup of confectioners sugar for the icing - just a bit extra. The best cake I ever had in my life. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Hi Edna,

      I'm SO glad to hear that you loved this cake! I absolutely love how simple it is to make and I'm so thrilled that you appreciate that too! I bet it was simply delicious with the added sugar in the icing! Yum! Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate that more than you know!


      1. You're so welcome Dawn, I am making 2 more of this cake today (one for a birthday), and another one for me! Thanks so much to you!

  10. This cake looks BEYOND amazing! So much so that I picked you as my ROCK STAR for this week's Creativity Unleashed link party - congratulations and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope to see you again tonight!!

  11. yum! I've been seeing so many recipes lately with the lemon & blueberry combo that I've wanted to try... but this one looks incredible!

  12. This looks amazing- I am such a lover of all things blueberry and in general I prefer desserts with fruit. I am definitely pinning this- thanks for sharing!

    I stopped by from Creativity Unleashed.

  13. What a gorgeous cake!!I I love blueberries...I've been cooking with them a ton lately! I'm so glad you shared this with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Pinning it right now!

  14. What a perfect combination! And I like that it's easy and from a box. 🙂 Looks Amazing! Pinning this to our group board. Thanks for sharing on the #modayfundayparty

  15. Yum! I love the lemon blueberry combination. It looks really delicious! Visitng from Two Cup Tuesday Linky Party!

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