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Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake is an absolute favorite! Brainstorming for a cake idea is always fun. Having a general theme is helpful in some ways. When I know what the main focus of the cake will be about I think I've got the recipe I will make. And the same thing happens every time. Like it did with this blueberry buttermilk cake.

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake


some notes on this bundt: I mentioned in the beginning of this post that I did think I knew exactly what I'd bake for this berry theme for our bundt group. I knew it would be with strawberries. It actually was the cake I found in the latest Cooking Light magazine. A lighter pound cake in a bundt pan with stunning strawberries adorning the top of it. I couldn't wait to bake it and had my berries ready. Then everyone got a hold of my strawberries and they were no longer available. My next idea was to use the blueberries I've had on hand and loved this cake from Smitten Kitchen. I wanted to stay a little lighter and skip a topping.  I'm so glad I did. I had a few blackberries around and tossed them in with the blueberries. My mom said the cake was light and not dense. She said many bundts end up being dense and that this was so moist. It's true! This cake was moist and had the perfect sweetness from the incredible berries (I cut back the original recipe's sugar just a little bit). Who knows, I just may end up making the other two bundts sometime this summer.

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
A moist buttermilk bundt cake packed with juicy and sweet blueberries.
Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
by Savoring Italy
Keywords: bake dessert blueberries cake

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used Limoncello)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries (or you could use more blueberries)
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour your bundt pan (regular 10 cup bundt pan). I personally prefer to use baking spray for bundt pans.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating until incorporated. Stir in vanilla, lemon rind, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or limoncello).

In a large bowl, combine flours, powder, soda, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, gently combine the blueberries (and blackberries if you're using them) with the extra 2 Tablespoons flour. Combine buttermilk and sour cream. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Toss the blueberries in the remaining 2 Tablespoons flour (and blackberries if you are using them). Gently fold in the berries.

Spoon batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes.

Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Dust on confectioner's sugar. Enjoy!

40 comments

  1. [...] Blueberry Buttermilk Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess [...]

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  2. I baked some muffins with the similar combo long time ago, so I know this must be delicious!

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  3. [...] Blueberry Buttermilk Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess [...]

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  4. Buttermilk is one of those ingredients where you know the cake will be moist when it is in the mix. I really like the flavor it adds too. I like the combo of blueberries and blackberries. Great choice!

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  5. I love the combo! Tangy buttermilk. Sweet berries. Yum! What a beautiful bundt, Lora!

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  6. That first photo is outrageous! Talk about an absolutely perfect cake. I want!!

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  7. This is my all-time favorite warm-weather treat. I'll blow my diet any day for a piece of this.

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  8. I had thought about strawberries too, but the chocolate party got in the way. And believe it or not, thought about baking this same recipe...! But went with another from smitten kitchen! There are so many berry bundts worth baking, I would love to see the other two Lora!

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  9. Buttermilk in pound cake and blueberries inside are alway beautiful in taste. And, of course, you take it over the top and always make it look exquisite with or without topping!

    Thank you for putting on another stellar event, Lora =)

    P.s. Disappearing strawberries, I guess, is a common household occurrence =)

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  10. Beautiful bundt cake Love the blueberry buttermilk combo.

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  11. Blueberry buttermilk is one of my favorite combinations. The addition of powdered sugar on top sounds delicious!

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  12. Buttermilk makes a tender cake. Blueberries are my favorite!

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  13. This not only sounds delicious, it's SO pretty!

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  14. This bundt is simply gorgeous! I love baking with buttermilk and blueberries are one of my favorite berries, only second to strawberries so this cake is really calling my name. Lovely!

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  15. You always come up with fantastic and delicious ideas and this berry bundt is no exception. I love buttermilk in cakes! I'm making a skinny yogurt berry cake next week. so I'm going to try and convert it from a loaf pan to a bundt :) Knock wood! xo

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  16. So pretty, Lora! Love that your cake is studded with blueberries :).

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  17. Wish I had the baking skills to match. You all make some mean (in a good way) and beautiful bundts everytime :)

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  18. Lora,
    This bundt looks so beautiful and perfect! I really love your photography .. how are you taking these photos with the shadows? I think the 2nd photo is just beautiful! And hello, I just pinned 3 bundt recipes. the cooking light one, the one from smitten kitchen and yours! :) There will be a lot of berries in my future. . I love blueberries in cakes the most. Delicious!

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  19. It's been such a long time since I've made a blueberry cake and I just love the addition of buttermilk here.

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  20. As always, your Bundt cake is beautiful. I love using buttermilk in baking and cooking, especially some from local farmers. The end result is so good and most and has wonderful flavors. Then you can use the leftovers for pancakes. ;-) Yes, I do believe that spring has finally sprung, thank goodness!

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  21. I just made a berry bundt too! Fun. :)

    Yours is much prettier. I used whole spelt but it doesn't look so nice for something light like this. Ah well. Maybe I'll still attempt to take pictures.

    Oh and I'm supper impressed that you have some berries up there at the top! I haven't cut into mine yet but I imagine they all sunk. Have to remember the flour trick next time!

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  22. Berries ....great. It's time to go shopping for #Bundtamonth

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  23. Not only am I certain that this blueberry buttermilk bundt cake tastes delicious...but I love the way its name rolls off the tongue. Fun to say and even more fun to eat! Thank you for sharing, Lora!

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  24. [...] Blueberry Buttermilk Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess [...]

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  25. I need to bake with buttermilk more often-- this cake is beautiful and must have been delicious. Even the berries are distributed nicely, what a perfect bundt!

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  26. This looks wonderful! I love buttermilk cakes (and berry...anything!). :D

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  27. Great combo, Lora. I love making buttermilk cakes (although I always end up buying more than I can use - gah, I hate wasting ingredients!). Your bundt looks wonderfully fluffy and moist. Your photos are beautiful, especially with the spots of light falling onto the cake. Happy Friday!

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  28. Anything with buttermilk is simply divine. Speaking of divine, your cake is just that. I am enjoying an iced latte right now and a slice of your cake would be just perfect with it. Too bad I can't pluck it from the screen. Have a brilliant weekend Lora!

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  29. Oh, yes, here's that magnificent cake I've seen all over the internet...just stunning! And studded with berries makes it both beautiful and delicious!

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  30. I just bought pints of summer berries - raspberries, blueberries, blackberries! These would be perfect in a delectable bundt cake like this one! I am a big fan of buttermilk and berries - so it is just logical that I am going to L.O.V.E. this treat! Happy Mother's Day, Lora!

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  31. Lora, that cake is simply gorgeous. And now I am seriously craving a slice of it!

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  32. I have to make this recipe! I love berries and buttermilk in my cake.... this is a perfect cake to bring to a Summer party ;-) I will be at the farmers market next week picking up baskets of sweet berries for my baking-can't wait-thanks for your inspiration ;-)

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  33. Selfishly, I'm a little happy that your family raided the strawberries because this blueberry bundt is beautiful and blueberries are one of my favourite berries.

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  34. Lovely bundt cake Lora. I love blueberries, this looks extra delicious with the added dusting of icing sugar.

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  35. Hope you don’t mind – I love this gorgeous cake so I added it to my food photo site (Food Foto Gallery) for all to see. Attribution was given to you and I hope that you gain a few new visitors, as well.

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  36. […] used the same recipe from  Cooking Light that I used for this blueberry buttermilk bundt cake.  It is my new favorite basic bundt cake batter. It has a little bit of whole wheat pastry flour and […]

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  37. […] blueberries every week! A favorite recipe for a while since I’ve been blogging has been this blueberry buttermilk cake. One recipe that I was literally begged to make all summer a couple years in a row was this […]

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