Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake that'll make you cry!

Truth be told, this Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is more like a blueberry pound cake than a traditional sweet cake. And that is just fine with me. In fact, this homemade cake recipe is one of my personal favorites. I love the sour cream bundt cake filled with sweet blueberries and a fresh lemon flavor. Topped with zesty lemon icing, this lemon blueberry bundt cake just can't get any better!

If you don't have a bundt pan don't worry, you can still make this cake! Simply use a 9 by 13 inch pan and plan on it taking longer to cook. A bundt pan usually has a 12 cup capacity and a 9 by 13 inch pan has a 14 cup. It will work just fine!

Lemon Blueberry Bundt cake slice on a plate

Love this recipe? Try my Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins or my classic Chocolate Cake Recipe...you'll love those recipes, also!

This cake is my spin of a cake I had at a little coffee shop in Luck, WI. That cake was lemon poppyseed with blueberries and I LOVED it! I bought every slice they had left for the others in the coffee shop and then days later I called the shop and asked to buy a full cake. Sadly, they didn't have any available. So, I set out to create my own version of that cake. I didn't have poppyseeds available so this version is what came about. I'm happy to say...I think it's BETTER than the coffee shop version.

Oh gosh, look at all those sweet blueberries in that delicious sour cream bundt cake. It's so freaking gorgeous!

Can I make my lemon blueberry bundt cake with frozen blueberries?

Sure! I think fresh blueberries are the very best but when they aren't available or you happen to have frozen in your freezer. But DO REMEMBER to stir them in (frozen) at the very last minute. If they thaw even a bit they will discolor your batter.

Substitute yogurt instead of sour cream: 1 cup of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda equals 1 cup of sour cream.

leave the butter, eggs, and sour cream for your blueberry pound cake batter out

If you can remember, I want you to leave the butter, eggs, and sour cream on your counter to come to room temperature for baking your lemon blueberry pound cake batter. <--- yes, this bundt cake is essentially a rich, buttery pound cake lightened up a wee bit to pass as a lemon blueberry bundt cake.

Room temp dairy will help you have the best cake!

fold the blueberries gently into the blueberry sour cream bundt cake batter

Gently mix a bit of flour with your blueberries to keep them from sinking to the bottom of your cake. Unless you are using frozen...those should go in without flour right at the very last minute.

gently fold the fresh blueberries into your lemon blueberry pound cake batter

This cake is going to have you mix your dry ingredient separately, whip your butter and sugar together, add the eggs one at at time to the butter, and then slowly add those dry ingredients in. AND THEN...gently fold in the sour cream, lemon, and vanilla.

Sneak a taste of the batter right about here to see if you have enough lemon flavor. If not, add a bit more zest to the batter until you get it to the lemon-y flavor you want.

Then ever so gently, fold those blueberries in. Gently!

sour cream blueberry bundt cake in a pan

That batter is gorgeous! Thick and creamy, perfect for keeping those blueberries suspended!

lemon blueberry bundt cake fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven, this lemon blueberry bundt cake is bursting with blueberries and a rich buttery cake!

Do I have to use a bundt pan for this lemon blueberry bundt cake?

No, a 9 by 13 pan will work fine. However, be sure not to overfill your pan. This recipe makes a bit more batter than usually goes into a 9 by 13 cake recipe. Leave about ½ inch of room at the top of your 9 by 13 pan (maybe a muffin or two?).

How do you keep a lemon blueberry bundt cake moist?

Truly, follow this recipe exactly and you should have a deliciously moist cake. Don't be tempted to change anything. Store it on the counter for a day or two rather than in the fridge. And, if you are really worried...throw in an extra egg yolk.

Is this where I admit to taking a forkful straight out of the pan? You don't see it anyways after it's flipped :). Shhh...

bringing a lemon blueberry bundt cake

I like to put a sweet lemon icing on this cake to up the lemon flavor but, I would totally take this cake to a neighbor straight out of the oven. So if I show up at your door like this, don't be surprised. I just want you to taste this warm cake right away!

lemon blueberry bundt cake waiting for icing

Isn't she pretty waiting for her icing! Golden cake filled with fresh blueberries and zesty lemon flavor. I adore my Nordic Ware Bundt pan (did you know Nordic Ware is from MN? and the shape it makes. Classic bundt cake gorgeousness!

lemon blueberry bundt cake with lemon glaze on a plate topped with blueberries
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake on a plate

I mean! I could decorate my whole house with these colors. So gorgeous.

I'm going to be honest here and show my freakiness a bit...I totally sat and just looked at this cake for a few minutes. Am I the only one that finds such art in food? Gosh, this cake is sure pretty!

lemon blueberry bundt cake on a plate

This, friends, is my personal favorite cake. Lemon pound cake stuffed with blueberries and topped with a sweet lemon glaze. Guys, my heart can't handle this goodness!

Make this deliciousness this weekend. It's a quick cake to whip up and shove into the oven (but it takes about an hour to cook, be prepared!).

lemon blueberry bundt cake on a plate

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

An easy and delicious lemon blueberry bundt cake. This cake is buttery and delicious, very close to a lemon blueberry pound cake.
4.51 from 258 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 533 kcal


  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice about 2 large lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest about 2 large lemons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cup blueberries mix with 2 tablespoons flour. NOTE: you can use frozen but skip mixing frozen berries with flour


  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • cups lemon juice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar on medium-high for about 3 minutes.
  • Add your eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Continue beating adding a bit of the flour mixture to the egg mixture in intervals, a bit at a time.
  • Add the lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and sour cream. Gently stir these into the batter with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared bundt pan. 
  • Bake for 60 minutes, check for doneness. If a knife in the center doesn't come back clean, put the cake back in for another 10-15 minutes. (note: if the top is brown but the center isn't cooked, cover the top with aluminum foil to keep from burning)


  • Beat the powdered sugar, lemon juice, salt, and zest together.
  • Slowly beat in the melted butter into the sugar and lemon combo. Beat until combined well.
  • Let cool a bit until the desired consistency for pouring.
  • Pour over your cake, let cool.



Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 1gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 9.7mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword blueberry, cake, dessert, lemon blueberry bundt cake
Made this recipe?Mention miznelliebellie or tag #NBRecipes!

135 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake that'll make you cry!”

  1. Isabel
    7 June 2022
    I just made this cake today. I decided to make a cake to alleviate some stress. I knew by reading the ingredients that it would be wonderful. Yes you are right. This cake is one to make you cry. Also, I am always inclined to bake my cakes too long and they turn out dry. This cake is wonderfully moist and buttery. Thank you very much, Nellie.

  2. Could I replace raspberries for the blueberries? I'v made this twice before and it always turns out amazing !

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t have a picture of the cake … not sure if I didn’t mix the berries in enough but there was quite bit at the top of the cake. The cake stuck a bit as well. I thought I might have to toss it but decided to let it cool longer and try a piece and then decide. The I saw that you added butter to the glaze, which I thought was odd as I had never done that before when making a similar glaze. My habit is to always make the recipe as written and then critique if needed. Well…….the cake is delicious and the glaze is outstanding 😁 A fourth of the cake didn’t bake completely so I had to toss that portion. I will definitely be making this again and it is going into my Favorites recipes!!!!!
    Thank you again for a great recipe 💚

    1. I’m going to try this recipe. Sounds like it’s so moist that it needed a bit more time for it to bake. It makes me sad that you had to toss a quarter of the cake. 🥲 Could you have baked that portion a bit longer?

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