Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe


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Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe – This breakfast cake recipe features tart lemon and fresh, sweet blueberries in a delicious, easy recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe - This breakfast cake recipe features tart lemon and fresh, sweet blueberries in a delicious, easy recipe.  // addapinch.com

I had to sneak a picture of this before my family knew it was out of the oven. When they know that a Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake is happening, they get a bit antsy for it to be ready to eat.

I completely understand. It was pretty hard to just sneak nibbles of the crumbs as I cut a piece for a photo, but I knew if I didn’t get a photo before serving this cake that I most likely wouldn’t be able to get one.

Seriously. This stuff disappears pretty quickly.

And it couldn’t be any easier to make. Promise.

It is a simple wonder of a cake and doesn’t take anytime at all to whip up for baking.

Little Buddy asked me why I call this breakfast cake when it really can be eaten any time of day. I wish I’d had an intelligent answer for him, but honestly, I didn’t. I have no clue other than when I think of this lemon blueberry cake, I think of breakfast. Of course you could have it any time of day, and we have, but it sure is pretty amazing first thing in the morning.

It could just as easily be called Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake or Lemon Blueberry Anytime Cake or just Lemon Blueberry Cake – you get the drift. But, well, I committed to calling it a breakfast cake and so from now on that’s what I’ll call it around here.

Even when I make it in the middle of the afternoon.

Here’s the recipe for my Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake.

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake is delicious anytime. This lemon blueberry cake is topped with a sugary crust, making it disappear quickly.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (148 g) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (49.5 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (213 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (227 g) milk
  • 1 zest and juice (68 g) lemon
  • 8 tablespoons (113 g) melted butter, 1 stick
  • 3 large (150 g) eggs

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup (74 g) blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons (37.12 g) granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick baking spray or spread with a thin coating of butter and then lightly flour the pan, removing any excess flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, baking powder, salt, and sugars until well-combined.
  • Combine milk and lemon juice and zest in a separate bowl. Set aside for later use.
  • Pour melted butter into dry ingredients and stir together until really well-combined with a rubber spatula. Add eggs one at a time, combining well after each addition.
  • Add milk and lemon mixture to the batter and stir well.
  • Gently fold in blueberries. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle blueberries from the topping ingredients onto the top of the cake batter. Then, sprinkle entire top of cake with 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar to form a sugary crust on the baked cake.
  • Bake cake for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You can follow my tips for how to tell when your cake is done. Allow to cool completely, about 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • Store cake slices in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I hope you enjoy it whenever you eat it!

Robyn xoxo

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  1. Richard says:

    We really enjoyed this, easy to make and tasty. But a one bowl wonder? Check the instructions.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much for pointing that out Richard! I corrected that mistake. But, I am so happy to know you enjoyed the cake! It is so simple and delicious, isn’t it?! Thanks!

  2. christine says:

    5 stars
    hi robyn!
    thank you so much for sharing your recipes–your blog is my favorite and i’m so grateful for your reliable recipes!! 🙂 i just had a quick question–i am making this cake right now, and i wasn’t able to get all of the lumps out of the batter–i kind of smushed them to make them smaller, but i’m now afraid that i may have overmixed the batter (maybe a lot, haha)! are there supposed to be lumps in the batter before baking? i was confused because it said combine well, but there were still lots of lumps… thank you!!!

  3. DannyCooksaLOT says:

    I can’t wait to make this and bring it not the office

  4. Amanda says:

    You totally sold me at breakfast cake. But then your sweet child sold me at anytime cake! I think I will make a pan to eat all. day. long. 🙂

  5. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says:

    I can see how this would disappear quickly!

  6. Kristen says:

    I’m all about having cake for breakfast. It’d go great with the breakfast cookies I posted earlier in the week! Yay for dessert for breakfast.

  7. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection says:

    This is making me crave summer and fresh berries. Especially with snow on the ground and abnormally low temperatures in DC, I could use a slice of of this cake to remind me of what’s coming in a few months! I love how easy this recipe is and that is can be eaten any time of the day!

  8. Cookbook Queen says:

    I love that you can do this in one bowl!! Jon David LOVES blueberry muffins for breakfast, so I’m sure he’d be crazy about this 🙂

  9. aimee @ shugarysweets says:

    Robyn, I love the combo of lemon and blueberries. I would be antsy too! And I bet it just smelled amazing!