Blueberry lemon cake

Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry lemon cake soaked in a tangy syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.
Blueberry lemon cake recipe from Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry cake soaked in a lemon syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.

I’ve mentioned a couple of times my grandma in my posts and her joy to live and love for food but I rarely mention she’s fighting lung cancer and everytime I talk with her on the phone I pray I get to hear her voice at least one more time.

My parents worked a full time job when I was a baby. I was raised both by my grandma and my grandgrandmother. They were the ones I called mom, actually I still call my grandma Mom.

Blueberry lemon cake recipe from Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry cake soaked in a lemon syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.

She loves both cake and fruit and this cake combines them. The blueberry cake is a simple cake, with everyday ingredients, no need for 10 trips to the store because you forgot something. I’m pretty sure you have already butter, sugar, eggs, flour, almonds, blueberries and lemons. Now all you need is a little bit of patience and a cup of coffee to enjoy the cake later with.

Despite being soaked in the lemon sugary syrup, the cake is still light, with a small crumb. The top of the cake has a strong lemon flavor and slowly it mellows down once you take a bite of the juicy blueberries.

Blueberry lemon cake recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

10 hours

Yield: one 8X8" baking pan (16 squares)

Blueberry lemon cake recipe

Delicious sweet and light blueberry cake soaked in a lemon syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.


    Blueberry lemon cake
  • 1 cup (226 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • grated zest and juice from one lemon
  • 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 6 oz fresh blueberries
  • Lemon syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar combined with juice from 2-3 lemons


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8X8" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs and mix until well combined. Stir in the grated zest and juice from 1 lemon.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and almonds and mix until just combined.
  5. With a spatula, fold in the blueberries.
  6. Pour the cake batter in the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, prick it al over with a wooden skewer or a fork and pour over the lemon syrup. (2/3 cup sugar combined with juice from 2-3 lemons)
  8. Let the cake stand for a couple of hours or overnight before cutting into squares.
  9. Sift powder sugar on top before servings, optional.

Blueberry lemon cake recipe from Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry cake soaked in a lemon syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.

When my friend Kim asked me to join her today to raise awareness about cancer I knew I have to oblige.

Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!

Check out what other bloggers have made today and read their stories.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic

Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina

S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi

My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort

Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb

Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story

Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance

Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina

Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious

Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker

Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry

Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie

Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy

Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos

Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking

Angel Cake by Ninja Baking

Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!

Now, to put a smile on your face, we’re giving away one Artisan® Series KitchenAid®  Stand Mixer in the color of your choice as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment.

If you want to expand your kitchen, you’re going to need the right tools. The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer is perfect for all your kitchen adventures, and then some.


Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan® Series KitchenAid®  Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all,  this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We’re pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. The winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. The winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers.

There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card.  In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on June 22 at 2 pm EST to follow along. We’ll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well. Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. Residents.

Visit and click on the “More than a Mixer” tab to explore all 12 attachments available for the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.

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  1. The Contessa (Linda) says

    I salute you and everyone raising awareness to cancer and a cure of this vile disease. My husband lost his battle almost 24 years ago when he was 42. Much too young. Many, many memories of food and the inspiration for many recipes are from him.

    We’re having a party featuring cakes and cupcakes at Tumbleweed Contessa. I’d love for you to share this.

    Love people. Bake them tasty food,

  2. Helene D'souza says

    I am sorry to hear that your grandmother is suffering from cancer… Your story sounds to me so familiar Roxana. Lemon infused syrup cake, yum. a lovely and sweet cake for such an important event. thank you for sharing!

  3. Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania says

    What a perfect cake! I loved the moisture and the blueberries peeping from the cake and giving it a scrumptious look!

  4. Ramona says

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful recipe with us today and your love for you grandmother. :) Lemon and blueberries are perfect together. :) I’m proud to be apart of such a wonderful event thanks to Kim and Jen. :)

  5. Liz says

    Oh, Roxana, I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet grandmother’s diagnosis. I’m sure you brought a smile to her face with this gorgeous cake….the fruit layer looks amazing!!! xo

  6. says

    Thank you for sharing your story, Roxana. My Great-Aunt Mabel had lung cancer. Sending prayers your way for your “Mom.”

    And sending a message of thanks to you for this lovely cake recipe =)

  7. says

    Roxy, so sorry to learn of your grandmother’s condition and diagnosis. I was close to my grandmother as well. And, we both enjoyed baking with and for each other. I bet you love each other dearly! Thanks for sharing your story and recipe. Your cake looks moist and delish! Great minds think alike…I baked a Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake this weekend! xo

  8. says

    Grandmoms are the best. I posted today in honor of my grandmother as well. I was living with her during her battle with cancer because my parents had moved and I refused to leave my high school. Your cake looks amazing. I love the combination of lemon and blueberry. It’s a pleasure to be part of this event with you.

  9. Trulie says

    Thank you for doing this post and giveaway to raise awareness for Cancer. I lost my dear grandpa to cancer over 10 years ago when I was a young college student. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him and think of him. It was so hard to watch him suffer from this nasty disease. I hope a cure is found soon!

  10. Holly Brandon says

    That cake looks like summer- delicious!
    If I won that gorgeous Kitchen Aid mixer and ice cream attachment, I would definitely take advantage of the attachment and whip up some delicious homemade ice cream- maybe a chocolate hazelnut? YUM!

  11. Ginna in SW OK says

    Sorry for the news about your grandmother, but how sweet that you have wonderful memories with her.

  12. Cynthia says

    Mango gelato………..this would be my very first item to make. I would then follow with everything you can imagine that KitchenAid could mix for me. Awesome chance – thank you.

  13. Sarah R says

    Thanks for the delicious looking recipe and I will be praying for you grandma!

    I would make a batch of burnt sugar ice cream if I won the kitchenaid.

  14. Kim says

    That cake sounds sooo good! I’d live to try it with my new kitchenaid mixed! Your awesome, and keep up the great blog!

  15. Emily @ Life on Food says

    I learned to love baking from my grandma. This sweet cake looks divine, surely super moist.

    I would make lots and lots of cookies with the KitchenAid.

  16. Maggie says

    Thanks for all the good recipes you have on your blog, and the contests.
    I would make chocolate caramel ice cream with the kitchenAid and the ice cream attachment! Yum!

  17. says

    Roxana thank you so very much for joining us and for your continued friendship. I adore you and am so thankful to know you. I hope your grandmother kicks her cancer to the curb. She sounds like a wonderful woman and she certainly has an amazing grand-daughter. Much love to you and thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.

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