Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake!  This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice!  Juicy blueberries are baked right in.  All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze. 

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.

Hey everyone, Serene from House of Yumm back with you today!  And today I’m bringing some Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake.  The best part?  It’s a slightly lighter version of a pound cake.  Instead of using butter we’re going to use greek yogurt and a little vegetable oil to create this ultra moist, flavorful cake.

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.

This pound cake uses both lemon zest and fresh lemon juice to create an irresistible lemon flavor.  Pair that with the juicy blueberries baked right in and this bread is bursting with fresh, fruity flavor.  This recipe is so easy to change up and you can use any kind of fruit you feel like, so far I’ve made a Cranberry Orange bread, and a Strawberry Lemon Loaf.  I’m already contemplating making a version using peaches next!

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 medium size lemon
  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup blueberries cleaned and dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon all purpose flour

Glaze

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice can sub with some half and half or heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray loaf pan (mine is 9x5) with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In small bowl combine the lemon zest and sugar. Mix together with your fingers until zest is coated with sugar and mixture is fragrant (will smell like lemon!)
  3. In large bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar zest mixture. Whisk together to combine.
  4. In another medium bowl beat the eggs, add in the greek yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon juice, vegetable oil, stir until combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently to mix.
  6. Toss the blueberries with the 1/2 tablespoon of flour. Once batter is mostly mixed, gently fold in the blueberries.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Using the back of the spoon evenly spread the batter.
  8. Bake for approximately 50 minutes. Top will be browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle will come out clean once done. Allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes then turn the pan upside down to remove the bread from the pan. Move loaf to wire rack to continue cooling.
  9. While bread is cooling you can prepare the glaze. In small bowl add the powdered sugar, then the lemon zest. Pour in the lemon juice and stir. Start with 1 tablespoon and if the glaze is tasting tart enough (depends on the lemon used!) then use half and half or heavy cream to get the correct consistency. The glaze will be smooth. Stir until there are no clumps of sugar remaining. Add more sugar or more juice to obtain desired consistency.
  10. Pour the glaze over the cooled bread.
  11. Serve immediately or store bread in sealed container. I wrap mine in foil. Store at room temperature for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2657 Calories from Fat 1098
% Daily Value*
Fat 122g188%
Saturated Fat 93g465%
Cholesterol 499mg166%
Sodium 851mg35%
Potassium 1308mg37%
Carbohydrates 377g126%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 360g400%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 27.9mg34%
Calcium 420mg42%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Serene Herrera

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I doubled it and made it two weekends in a row to bring to friends and leave at my husband’s office. So, I guess you can say it has really gone “on tour” in Durham, NC where I live! Everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe!

  2. Hi, this sounds like a great recipe! I want to you something: instead of oil, could i use butter? How much for this recipe? Thanks! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this cake twice and it’s amazing even my daughter who hates blueberries loves it. I did however make one change to the recipe, I used cake flour instead and it turned out great.

  4. Can I substitute regular vanilla yogurt for Greek vanilla yogurt? What other size cake pan can I bake this in? I would like a different presentation than a loaf shape.

    1. Yes, that sounds great! You are welcome to try a bundt cake. I have never made it in anything other than a loaf pan.I am not sure you will have enough batter to make a bigger type of cake though. Let me know what you decide and how it turns out! XOXO

      1. Fills a small (7 inch) springform pan beautifully!! With the rise from cooking it’s perfect height in the pan. Mine is almost done cooking now (10 more min)!!!

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Alyssa, I found this wonderful recipe and am so glad I did!!! If I could give it 10 stars I would. This the very first lemon blueberry cake/bread I have made that was not soggy in the middle. The flavor is sooooo yummy. I have to admit I did add a little lemon extract and increased the vanilla to 1 tsp to the mix, other than that I followed yours to a “T”. This one is a keeper for sure. Thank you for posting it. I have bookmarked several of you other wonderful goodies to try next.

  6. I frequently make this cake and I am oh so glad I stumbled upon it as it’s my go-to!
    Everyone I give it to you asks for the recipe. Simple and so delicious. Thank you! – Alexandra

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