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

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake is delicious anytime. This lemon blueberry cake is topped with a sugary crust, making it disappear quickly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, blueberry breakfast cake, breakfast cake, brunch, lemon, lemon blueberry breakfast cake
Servings: 16
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 zest and juice lemon
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter 1 stick
  • 3 large eggs

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 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. Allow to cool completely, about 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • Store cake slices in an airtight container for up to 3 days.