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lemon blueberry cake with drizzle glaze

Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe


Packed with fresh blueberries, juicy bright lemon and rich almonds, this lemon blueberry cake is so perfect for any time of day. A simple but impressive drizzle cake that will make everyone happy.



  • 150g butter, room temperature
  • 190g caster sugar
  • 2 lemons, juice and zest lemons: finely grate the zest to get 2 tsp, then juice to get 2 tbsp
  • 3 eggs
  • 90g self-raising flour* See notes
  • 110g ground almonds
  • 200g blueberries


  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180ÂșC and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Place the softened butter and the caster sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk. You can use a stand mixer if you have one, but if not then a hand whisk is fine. I don’t recommend just a wooden spoon because you won’t be able to get enough air into the butter mixture.
  3. Once the butter and sugar mixture is light and fluffy add in the lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and the eggs. Add the eggs in one at a time mixing after each addition.
  4. Add in the ground almonds and the flour. Gently fold in 150g the blueberries using a wooden spoon or spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, then gently scatter the top of the cake with the remaining blueberries and continue to bake for a further 15 minutes, until the cake is golden. Cover it with some foil and continue to bake for a further 20 minutes until a toothpick or knife comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack in the tin for 15 minutes, before turning out of the tin and allowing to cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar with the lemon juice. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cake and leave to set for a few minutes before slicing.


  • Note 1- to make your own self-raising flour mix 2 teaspoons baking powder with 150g plain flour.
  • Category: easy baking
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: lemon blueberry cake, loaf, drizzle, easy, tea time