Blueberry Citrus Cake

filed under: Cakes on September 17, 2012

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


Blueberry Citrus Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Citrus Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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



blueberry citrus cake

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

blueberry citrus cake

For the frosting I just threw together some confectioners sugar, some of my leftover zest, and milk. I know I liked the final result!

blueberry citrus cake

Throw some fresh blueberries on top and call it a day.  🙂

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  • Madeline says:

    I love lemon mousse with berries.

  • Leslie King says:

    I love love love strawberry shortcake!

  • Joy says:

    Beautiful cake Amanda!

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

  • lily says:

    This cake looks beautiful! My favorite summer dessert is chocolate ice-cream.

  • Sara says:

    My favorite summer dessert is s’mores. or just plain roasted marshmallows. but a legit dessert? lemon cupcakes

  • Sara says:

    Told my mom she has a wonderful smile 🙂

  • Heidi F. says:

    I told my husband and it made him smile 🙂

  • 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.

    • Amanda 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! 😉

      • Bethany says:

        Thanks for your reply. Frankly I didn’t think this even was a debate anymore.

  • 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.

    • Gerry Ray says:

      Dust the blueberries with flour before adding to the mix and then fold over with a knife really carefully.

      • Amanda says:

        Great idea. Thanks!