These light and fluffy lemon layers surrounded by creamy blueberry flavored buttercream make up the Best Blueberry Lemon Cake for you.
What a great combination, Blueberries and Lemon make together! In this recipe it makes the best freshest Ombre Cake
Flavors of Lemon and blueberry go so well together. They are a match made in the kitchen The sweetness of the blueberries compared with the tanginess of lemon, surrounded by a delicious buttercream frosting make a light and tender crumb cake.
With Blueberres coming into season here in New York, I get the urge to make the Best Blueberry Lemon Cake. Originally I wanted to try to make a special cake with Blueberry and lemon flavors combined, with an ombre icing. I had no special occasion other than to practice my baking and icing skills.
If you love lemon and blueberry together try this Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake for your next potluck or special occasion.
I love to watch videos of bakers with great skills who smooth the icing so easily and quickly on their turn tables. It is like watching Rembrandt paint a masterpiece. Someday maybe, perhaps, if I keep practicing, I will be able to get that perfectly smooth and even frosting that is just perfection. Until then, I try and learn with every cake I bake and every batch of buttercream frosting I make. The ombre on this icing is very subtle, but the flavor is not.
The Result -The Best Cake
I loved the way this cake came out. It is as if it is my baby and I am very happy. It had the perfect blend of the freshness of the lemon and the tastiness the blueberries add. This time of year I crave blueberries since it is almost blueberry season and cant wait to be able to pick some.
Because I want to learn new techniques and how to bake better and I also want to learn to take better pictures, I asked for some criticism on this picture. It was suggested to use a softer color background. I think that was good advise. The pictures were already done so I had to go with what I had at the time.
Some food stylists that make food look good for a living for commercials etc, spend hours setting up shots and taking their time to find the right back grounds. You also have to take into consideration lighting, or props to add to the picture for the final shot. I work a full time job, though I would love to get paid to work all day in the kitchen, but not all of us can do that. I usually start baking when everything else is finished and I have a little time to myself at the end of the day.
Can’t find me at 10:00? Look in the kitchen, I am probably there!
I use a darker background to set off the color of the icing. I wanted advise and I asked for criticism from some experts and we all know criticism is a nicer way of saying opinions. A softer yellow or contrasting color might have set off the lavender better, but I used what I had. Now I am on the look out for different background colors, and the darker slate background does not affect the taste right?
The ombre icing really was not hard to do at all. You can just spread carefully the bottom color, then the middle, then the top, and smooth them all together. I am happy with the outcome. If you are not an adventurer to try an ombre icing the best blueberry lemon cake can be made simply with a regular buttercream frosting- no ombre needed. But for once, be adventurous, if you want to get fancy, go for it!!
The best blueberry lemon cake makes a great presentation and addition to any special occasion. Light fluffy vanilla layers dotted with blueberries in a blueberry buttercream frosting.
Best Blueberry lemon Cake
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter softened softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 tbs lemon zest
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 cups blueberries rinsed and dried
- 1 cup milk
- Butter cream Frosting
- 1/2 cup Blueberry Jam
- 8 tbs butter softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbs cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease and flour 3- eight inch cake pans
- In a kitchen mixer beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy and pale in color
- Add oil, lemon zest, lemon juice,vanilla, baking soda , salt, baking powder and mix well
- Add milk and mix
- Gradually add flour and slowly mix.
- Remove from stand mixer and fold in blueberries
- Pour batter equally into the three cake pans.
- Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
- Allow to cool completely
- To make the frosting place softened butter in the mixing bowl and mix until softened and creamy.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar.
- Do not add the 2 tablespoons of cream unless after adding the blueberry jam the frosting is too think
- Frosting will be a little thick but beat until very smooth
- Remove the frosting and place in three separate bowls
- Keep one third of the frosting plain white
- In the second blow add a small amount 2 tablespoons of blueberry jam to make it a slight shade of lavender
- In the third bowl add more 4 tablespoons of the jam to make it a shade darker. If the batter is too thin after adding the jam you can add small amount of sugar to adjust the consistency
- To make the ombre frosting frost the top third of the cake with the white frosting
- Frost the middle of the cake with the lighter shade of frosting
- Frost the bottom of the cake with the darkest frosting color.
- frost the top with whatever of the colors you desire
- place cake of turntable
- Smooth the frosting all the way around until the desired effect with the ombre is achieved.
- Decorate the top according to personal preference and detail