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How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Celebrate any occasion or special days with this easy, delicious and gluten-free recipe! Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day celebrations and birthday parties.

Learn how to make the perfect lemon cake for any important occasion! This easy recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free and full of delicious blueberry filling. Perfect for friends, family dinner parties, bridal showers baby showers, birthdays or Mother’s Day celebrations.

Get ready for your special celebration with this easy, gluten-free, dairy-free lemon cake recipe that is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, and Baby Showers.

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If you’re looking for a simple, delicious cake to make as an impressive dessert, then look no further!

Today we’ll be walking you through the steps of how to make a beautiful lemon cake with blueberry filling – giving your next celebration or family gathering that little something extra.

Not only is this cake totally gorgeous, it’s also amazingly easy to bake and sure to impress anyone who takes a bite!

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Today, I am sharing How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling.

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How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Are you looking for a delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert that’s guaranteed to wow your guests?

Look no further than this beautiful lemon cake with blueberry filling!

Not only is it visually stunning and delectable, but it’s surprisingly easy to make as well.

Plus, I will give you some ideas to make it even easier.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this special treat is sure to elicit “oohs” and “ahhs” from your dinner guests.

Keep reading for all of the ingredients you’ll need and foolproof instructions on how to create this impressive show-stopping dessert!

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How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Ah, the beauty of a fresh lemon cake with a delicious blueberry filling – it’s the embodiment of summertime desserts.

You will love it.

Whether you’re looking for something special to serve at your next picnic or need just the right dessert to impress guests at a dinner party, this delectable creation is sure to please every palate.

Packed full of flavors and textures that burst in your mouth with each bite, this easy-to-make but impressive lemon cake provides a perfect ending to any meal.

Let us show you how!

You will need: Blueberries, sugar, Flour or Gluten Free flour, lemons, butter, baking powder, salt, applesauce, eggs, milk or dairy free milk, vanilla extract, cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese, and powdered sugar.

How Do I Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling?

How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Step 1: Make the blueberry filling.

In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Cook until the blueberries are soft and the sauce has thickened, about 5-10 minutes.

Stir constantly.

Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

It will thicken as it cools.

Want to make the cake easier to make?

Use canned or jarred blueberry filling.

Don’t like blueberries?

Try lemon curd or raspberry sauce.

Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line the bottom and the sides of two 8″ (20cm) baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2: Make the lemon cake.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.

Set aside. In a large mixing bowl with a stand mixer or handheld mixer, beat butter, applesauce, and sugar on medium speed until creamy for about 2 minutes.

Add 1 egg at a time and mix well. Alternately add dry ingredients, milk, dry ingredients, lemon juice, and end with dry ingredients.

Stir just until combined. 

Add vanilla and lemon zest and stir to combine. 

Divide batter equally into the two prepared baking pans.

Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Don’t overbake or the cake will be dry.

Let cool to room temperature.

I’m gluten free and dairy free.

I switch out the flour for Bob’s Red MIll 1 on 1 Flour and dairy free milk and dairy free cream cheese.

Step 3: Make the lemon cream cheese frosting.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer, whisk butter on medium speed until creamy.

Add cream cheese and whisk until smooth.

Sift in powdered sugar and stir until well combined and creamy.

Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice at a time and stir until smooth and creamy.

The frosting should be creamy but firm enough to frost the cake.

If the frosting is too soft, add more powdered sugar.

If the frosting is too firm, add more lemon juice.

How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Step 4: Assemble the cake.

Using a cake cutter, cut a thin layer off the tops of your cakes to create a flat surface.

Then cut each cake in half horizontally.

Place one cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate.

Spread ¼ of the frosting on the cake.

The frosting should be higher around the edges that it holds the blueberry filling inside the cake.

Layer with ⅓ of the blueberry filling.

Repeat for the next two layers.

Place last cake layer on top and lightly frost the outside and the sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

Chill for 2 hours.

How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

I decorated the cake with a few flowers, candied lemons and blueberries.

There you have it – the lemon cake with a blueberry filling is the perfect way to end any meal.

Not only does it tantalize the taste buds, but its beautiful appearance makes for a delightful presentation too.

Making it yourself is easy and allows you to get creative with flavors, colors, and textures.

With merely minutes of preparation time and little effort required, you can easily serve up this summertime favorite whenever you wish!

So what are you waiting for?

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How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

This lemon and blueberry filled cake is the perfect way to cap off a summer day.

From your next picnic to that special dinner party, this cake recipe is sure to impress.

Refreshing lemony flavor combined with sweet blueberry filling make this dessert one of a kind.

Delicious layers of subtly spiced cake are just waiting for you to dig in!

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How to Make a Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

As you can see, I added a bit too much of the blueberry sauce, but it was super yummy.

In the end, we hope you will try out our recipe for the perfect lemon cake with blueberry filling and find that it succeeds in delivering a unique summertime dessert experience.

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Beautiful Lemon Cake with Blueberry Filling

Renae Frey
Celebrate any occasion or special days with this easy, delicious and gluten-free recipe! Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, Mother's Day celebrations and birthday parties.
Learn how to make the perfect lemon cake for any important occasion! This easy recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free and full of delicious blueberry filling. Perfect for friends, family dinner parties, bridal showers baby showers, birthdays or Mother's Day celebrations.
Get ready for your special celebration with this easy, gluten-free, dairy-free lemon cake recipe that is perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, and Baby Showers.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Filling

  • 4 c Blueberries, fresh or thawed
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 Juice of 2 Lemons

Lemon Cake

  • 3 c All-purpose flour, or gluten free flour
  • 1 T Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 c Butter, or non dairy butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c Applesauce
  • 1 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 c Milk or Dairy Free Milk
  • 1/2 c Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 1 T Lemon Zest

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 c Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 8 oz Cream cheese or Dairy Free Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 T  Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

Instructions
 

Blueberry Filling

  • In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Cook until the blueberries are soft and the sauce has thickened up and reduced by ⅓, about 5-10 minutes. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. It will thicken as it cools.

Lemon Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line the bottom and the sides of two 8" (20cm) baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl with a stand or handheld mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat butter, applesauce, and sugar on medium speed until creamy for about 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 egg at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Alternately add dry ingredients, milk, dry ingredients, lemon juice, and end with dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  •  Add vanilla and lemon zest and stir to combine. 
  • Equally divide batter into the two prepared baking pans. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Don't over bake or the cake will be dry. Let cool to room temperature.

Assemble Cake

  • Cut a thin layer off the tops of your cakes to create a flat surface if needed. Then cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate.
  • Spread ¼ of the frosting over the cake. The frosting should be higher around the edges that it holds the blueberry filling inside the cake.
  • Layer with ⅓ of the blueberry filling in the center of the cake. Repeat two more times.
  • Place last cake layer on top and lightly frost the outside and the sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  • Chill 2 hours.
  • Add decoration.
  • Enjoy!

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Recipe Rating




Wendy McMonigle

Friday 24th of March 2023

This cake looks so beautiful! I love lemon and blueberry together. Thanks for sharing.

Renae Frey

Monday 27th of March 2023

Thank you so much, Wendy. It is delicious. Hugs to you.

CoCo

Thursday 23rd of March 2023

This cake looks almost too pretty to eat, Renae! I don't think I've ever tried lemon and blueberry together before so I'm super excited to try your recipe. It looks delicious! I'll share on my Friday post too. Big hugs, CoCo

Renae Frey

Monday 27th of March 2023

Thanks so much for the feature. You will love this cake. It is delicious.