Blueberry Citrus Cake

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I know its fall, but I wanted to make one last summer inspired cake!

This cake is right from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.  And its fabulous.  And oh-so-summery!

Blueberry Citrus Cake


  • 1 box lemon cake
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries


  1. Heat oven to 350 and prepare two 8-in round cake pans.
  2. In mixer, combine cake mix, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, water, oil, and eggs on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix for a couple minutes. Remove bowl from mixer and carefully fold in blueberries.
  3. Pour batter into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

For the frosting I just threw together some powder sugar, some of my left over zest, and milk.  I have no idea how much I added of any of the ingredients, but I know I liked the final result!

Throw some fresh blueberries on top and call it a day.  But lets not end there ok?  I have got a super cool prize pack that one lucky iambaker reader is going to win!

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  1. says

    Beautiful cake Amanda!

    I love S’mores (Homemade Style) with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows. So yummy! Thanks for running this fun contest!

  2. Bethany says

    Can I ask why you use box cake mixes? It’s so easy and much tastier to make a cake from scratch. Not to mention all the preservatives and additives. Bit disappointed TBH.

    • says

      Bethany, if you read my blog you will see that I use everything. I have over 100 original recipes on my site with from-scratch ingredients. Frankly, I get quite disenchanted by the homemade vs. box debate. I am just happy when people choose to bake! I would never judge someone for using a box, I would be grateful and thankful they chose to share! 😉

  3. Bruce says

    I made this cake today and the berries all sunk to the bottom of the cakes. Is there any way to make them suspend evenly throughout the batter? It was delicious, by the way, even though it looked like blueberry upside-down cake.