Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Prep 28 mins
Cook 45 mins
Total 1 hr 13 mins

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake is the perfect recipe for when you only want to make a small cake for a few people. This small but delicious cake is full of fresh blueberries and citrus flavor.

Love lemon blueberry desserts? Try my Lemon Blueberry Pie or Lemon Blueberry Buckle recipe too!

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake Recipe

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Ever want to bake a cake, but not a huge cake? Or should I say…ever want to bake a cake, but feel guilty making a giant cake when there are only two full grown people living in your house? Yeah, that’s the story of my life.

I can’t wait for Ellie & Lyla to be big enough to help me eat cake. Right now they just get a bite or two and then I am shilling out cake slices to all the neighbors. As much as I COULD eat a whole cake by myself, I really shouldn’t. Unless I can talk Jorge into another baby. (Mom, I’m just kidding. …mostly.)

Sour Cream Cake Recipe

This Cake Recipe Is Perfect When You Want A Smaller Cake

I was just telling Jorge the other day that I miss my big belly…it was so nice knowing my babies were in there all sweet and cuddly…not screaming because their sister hit them and the dog ate their pickle. Plus, the pregnancy twin eating diet was quite nice. I sure do miss those ice cream cones from DQ.

Anywho, Jorge is the sane one who won’t let me have another monster right away, so I have to keep my cake making in check. This cake makes the perfect serving size for us. A few slices for us and a few slices for my father in law and my cake stand was empty!

Homemade Blueberry and Lemon Cake Recipe

Into the oven we go! Gotta love that citrus & berry combo…here are a few more ideas if you have a ton of berries and citrus you are looking to use up:

Blueberry Lime Muffins

Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

We Love Eating This Blueberry Lemon Cake Any Time Of The Day

And just a little while later, BAM. Cake.

I loved this warm as dessert. Jorge ate this one with coffee the next morning. And my father in law, Don, had it as his dessert and afternoon snack. In other words, it’s an excellent all around any time cake.

Yield: 1 9-inch cake

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake Recipe

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake is the perfect recipe for when you only want to make a small cake for a few people. This small but delicious cake is full of fresh blueberries and citrus flavor!

Prep Time 28 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 heaping cup fresh blueberries, divided


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease a 9 inch cake pan; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium speed for 1 minute. Add eggs and mix until combined. Add sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest, mixing until smooth.

Fold in flour mixture by hand, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in 3/4 cup blueberries.

Transfer cake batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining blueberries.

Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 to 55 minutes. Let set for 20 minutes before transferring to a cake plate.

Serve warm or allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 581Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g

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33 Responses
  1. Helen Munoz

    Hi!!! I just tried your recipe but I had to make some adjustments because I didn’t have a lot on hand, but the cake came out fantastic. I love your recipe I shared it on my blog, thank you !!

  2. Annie

    This dish are my very favourite food of all time. Yours look amazing! YUM! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe! I cant wait to try it!

  3. Melissa Wood

    I just made this recipe tonight. It was delicious and wonderful without icing. The size is great as well. It was a hit with my son, his fiancé and her parents!! Thanks!!

  4. Anthony

    Awesome, you make it like an artist, it looks so delicious. I’ve saved your post and will surely try to make it for my family. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  5. Olivia

    My kids will love these so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you 🙂

  6. Jeniferr

    This recipe is great. My kids will love it so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you 🙂

  7. Mark Demartino

    I just tried this yummy recipe from your blog and it has come out really yummy!! 🙂
    This is my first lemon sour cream cake and I am quite happy with the outcome…
    Thanks for sharing this easy recipe 🙂

  8. Addy

    I tried this recipe myself but it ended up a bit dry, was only the second cake I ever baked so maybe I should try doing it again, without any variations to the recipe like I made this time. I changed some things and I shouldn’t have.

  9. vivarais jene

    Ooooh…this looks like something my kids will enjoy. I will definitely have to try this since my kids made me commit to making a homemade pie at least once a month…I don’t think they would mind if I switched up and did a cake.

  10. mirtha

    Looks yummy. I loooved being pregnant. And one of the best moment a was my first visit I to a maternity store. Not only did they not care I was chubby, the sales lady handed me fake tummy!

  11. Helen

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who goes through cooking slumps! This cake though…I’m dying to try it. However, I never trust myself with a full cake, perhaps I’ll make it for the next celebration I need to go to! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    I seriously love this flavor combo. I know your pain about making too much cake…layer cakes are one of my favorite things to make (I just love the process, like a weirdo), but I have a love/hate relationship with having that much cake around. I need to start making more 1-layer cakes!

  13. David Miller

    Hi Jessica,Basically I don’t know ,how to make a giant cake like Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake but now I am perfect to make a giant cake like yours.It seems that I shall make it by follow your recipe. Finally ,thanks a lot.

  14. raquel from JC

    What a pretty cake! Love it! I’m here in a transition: my youngest daughter is driving OMG!!! Now I have one more hour a day, so I’ll bake this cake! Thnks!!!

  15. Linda J. Taylor

    Hmmmmm, I can make this and use one goose egg in place of the 3 eggs.
    This is a must try. Thank you.
    Linda T.

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