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


blueberry citrus cake

Blueberry Citrus Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
I know its fall, but I wanted to make one last summer inspired 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


  • Heat oven to 350 and prepare two 8-in round cake pans.
  • 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.
  • Pour batter into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

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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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Reader Comments

  1. Beautiful cake Amanda!

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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. 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.

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