Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

Invite your friends over to enjoy this light, citrusy, summery cake with a cup of coffee. They’ll love you forever.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 70 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 437 / Protein 6g / Carbohydr. 60g / Fat 20g

Ingredients (12 servings)

1.5lemons (divided)
1 packetvanilla sugar
300 gsugar
240 gbutter
300 gflour
1 packetbaking powder
300 gblueberries (divided)
125 gconfectioner’s sugar


zester, round baking form, oven, stand mixer, citrus press, small saucepan, parchment paper, small bowl

Wine Tip

Moscato d’Asti
This sweet wine from northwestern Italy is pleasantly light and fizzy. Its citrus notes offer a delightful accompaniment to the flavors of the cake.

Step 1

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

Preheat oven to 170°C/350°F. Zest lemon, reserving some zest for garnish. In a stand mixer, combine egg, vanilla sugar, sugar, a pinch of salt and some of lemon zest. Squeeze in some of the lemon juice and beat until frothy.

zester, oven, stand mixer, citrus press

1 lemon / 5 eggs / 1 packet vanilla sugar / 300 g sugar / salt

Step 2

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Once it is molten and at a lukewarm temperature, carefully beat into batter.

small saucepan

240 g butter

Step 3

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

Set aside some of the blueberries for garnish. Use a little bit of flour to coat blueberries. Now add flour, baking powder, and coated blueberries to dough. Beat until ingredients are well incorporated.

stand mixer

300 g flour / 1 packet baking powder / 200 g blueberries

Step 4

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

Line a round baking form with parchment paper and pour in batter. Gently tap form on counter to release air bubbles. Place baking form into oven and bake for approx. 1 h 10 min. at 170°C/350°F until cake is golden brown and fragrant. Allow cake to cool for approx. 10 — 15 min. and then carefully transfer to a plate and let it cool fully.

round baking form, oven, parchment paper

Step 5

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

For the icing, whisk together confectioner’s sugar and juice from the remaining lemon. Evenly spread over cake. Garnish with the remaining blueberries and remaining lemon zest.

citrus press, small bowl

125 g confectioner’s sugar / 0.5 lemon / 100 g blueberries

Step 6

Fresh lemon cake with blueberries

Enjoy as a snack with a cup of coffee or for dessert!