Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

by cakeduchess on May 24, 2012 · 38 comments

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I’ve been thinking about how much baking I do with blueberries in the summer months. It’s not quite summer and there aren’t any sweet blueberries yet to bake with. That doesn’t stop me from craving blueberry sweetness.

I had to cave in to my cravings and buy some frozen blueberries to make this bundt and I’m happy I did. My neighbors are once again 1/2 vegan (1/2 the family is, 1/2 isn’t). Their diet change inspires me to to bake a little differently more often. I’m always very satisfied with the results of my vegan baking experiments. I never miss the eggs or the dairy products. I’ve been trying to cut back on dairy in my diet and it’s been a challenge since I’m a cheese lover (anyone else love cheese as much as I do?Raise your hand HIGH!). 
This beautiful Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake is a vegan idea for my month of bundt baking. If you aren’t cutting back on dairy or are vegan, you could use real buttermilk and use 2 eggs instead of the flaxmeal mixture. 
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If you’re not familiar with baking vegan, you may assume that this is a dry cake. I know. I used to also think it’s impossible to bake a moist cake without eggs, butter, and regular dairy products. This cake is moist. Very moist and delightful. Delightful enough to want to bake all summer long with your fresh berries or any time throughout the year. 

Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake
adapted from It Ain’t Meat, Babe

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose white flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup margarine (I used Earth Balance)
1 1/2 cups raw sugar
juice and zest of one lemon
3 tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 9 tbsp water
1 cup buttermilk (I used almond milk mixed with one tsp white vinegar. let it sit for a few minutes and you have vegan buttermilk)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour your bundt pan (regular 12 cup bundt pan). I personally prefer to use baking spray for bundt pans.

In  large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, cream margarine with sugar. Mix in the lemon juice and lemon rind. Slowly add the flaxmeal mixture. Mix on medium speed until combined. Stop the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl with spatula to combine all the ingredients.
On low speed, mix in 1/2 the flour mixture. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate. Add in the buttermilk and beat on low speed until incorporated followed by the remaining flour mixture. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate.
Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

Pour the batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.

Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend:) Thank you for your comments and support.

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula May 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Another delicious looking bundt. Been seeing a lot of blueberry recipes of late and this and the others are making me wish I had a bushel full of them.

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Emily May 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

oh I love it. Blueberries make me happy and I cannot wait for them to be truly in season. I would love a slice of this cake.

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm

It turned out perfect! I need to pull out my bundt pan that’s collecting dust and try one someday again.

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Sihi May 24, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Love it! Its making me wish I had a slice if this cake in front of me. Yum!

Best,
Sihi

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A Thought For Food May 25, 2012 at 1:43 am

I have an idea… I’ll cut a slice, hand it to you, and then I’ll take the rest of the bundt cake ;-)

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Cake Duchess May 25, 2012 at 3:01 am

lol! you silly boy.

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Baker Street May 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

Great recipe, Lora! This would make for a fantastic addition to your blog hop! :)

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simple baking May 25, 2012 at 4:25 am

Lora this is beautiful! I love adding berries to me bakes too :D.

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WoWGamer May 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

Never tried doing a bundt with blueberry and lemon. Will definitely try this one, it does look tasty!

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Carolyn May 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

I have a huge bag of frozen blueberries from BJ’s…sometimes they are easier to work with than fresh! Love this cake.

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Carolyn May 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

I have a huge bag of frozen blueberries from BJ’s…sometimes they are easier to work with than fresh! Love this cake.

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Viviane Bauquet Farre May 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Deliciously frosted with powedered sugar. Really lovely appearance and presentation here. And vegan to boot! Brava!

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Jane May 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Oh, lovely! No, you just can’t beat a beautiful blueberry bundt cake. No one turns a cake like this down.

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Priya May 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wat a fabulous and beautiful blueberry cake, wish to have a slice anytime.

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Gabriela Steve May 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Looks perfect! Can’t wait to try out the recipe:)

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RavieNomNoms May 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Great cake!!!

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Steph May 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Sounds so light and refreshing! Perfect for summer!

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Lizzy May 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I’m raising my hand!!! Your cake looks fabulous…the blueberry lemon combo is hard to beat! Have a lovely long weekend~xo

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Nidhi May 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

Thanks for the absolutely beautiful recipe Lora :)
I have to bake this one today itself..
One doubt though.. what should be the consistency of the batter. Would really appreciate if you could share some information about the consistency of the batter and if possible, few pictures too :)

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Amy May 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

This sounds delicious Laura! I love that it is vegan, and it is so beautiful! Blueberries and citrus are so delicious together :)!

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Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 26, 2012 at 5:31 am

This looks so good. I was going to try this with Donna Hay’s lemon cake where she tips it out hot and then drizzles barely mixed sugar and lemon juice and lets the hot cake melt the sugar into a crunchy glaze. I love your idea of the blueberries in it!

I keep saying I want to try it but my lazy bones haven’t gotten there yet.

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Magic of Spice May 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Such a great combo and lovely looking bundt! I keep blueberries in the freezer for when they are not in season, and I love them :)
Hope you have a great holiday weekend :)

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Elisabeth May 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Lora, I missed this delicious blueberry bundt cake…as I do most of the amazing things you bake, even when I come over to see you. I try my best to stay away from too much sweets, but I would not have turned down a slice of this yummy cake with a nice cup of coffee!
xoxo

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RecipeNewZ May 27, 2012 at 2:02 am

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Monet May 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm

What a beautiful cake, my sweet friend! I’m so happy I’m finally getting back into blogging. I’ve been so busy, but it feels good to be back and to read your lovely posts. We just moved my site, and I’d love for you to come and visit.

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats May 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

I have always love the look of bundt cakes. Not sure why I have not got around to using the bundt pan I have. I really love it when there are berries incorporated into baked treats. This is perfect.. thanks for sharing. Now I can bake this for my vegetarian friends too. Take care now.. xoxo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats May 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

I have always love the look of bundt cakes. Not sure why I have not got around to using the bundt pan I have. I really love it when there are berries incorporated into baked treats. This is perfect.. thanks for sharing. Now I can bake this for my vegetarian friends too. Take care now.. xoxo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats May 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

I have always love the look of bundt cakes. Not sure why I have not got around to using the bundt pan I have. I really love it when there are berries incorporated into baked treats. This is perfect.. thanks for sharing. Now I can bake this for my vegetarian friends too. Take care now.. xoxo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats May 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

I have always love the look of bundt cakes. Not sure why I have not got around to using the bundt pan I have. I really love it when there are berries incorporated into baked treats. This is perfect.. thanks for sharing. Now I can bake this for my vegetarian friends too. Take care now.. xoxo

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Jamie May 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I love blueberry-lemon cakes, love them and this one looks amazing, Lora! Fresh blueberries are not local where I am so very expensive so I often use frozen which, anyway, I find much more flavorful. Beautiful recipe.

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Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 29, 2012 at 12:42 am

That’s one beautiful bundt cake! I love blueberries, too. We have several bushes in the backyard and they’re loaded with green berries. Can’t wait until they ripen so I can try this cake.

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Lisa May 29, 2012 at 4:42 am

I love blueberry and lemon – and all I can think right now is, I want to make this and add poppy seeds! I love that you used raw sugar and flax meal. You’re so great at making desserts decadent AND healthy. It looks beautiful!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 29, 2012 at 5:57 am

What a gorgeous bundt cake. I love the marriage of flavors with the blueberries and lemon.

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Winnie May 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

This cake looks amazing!
I love the combination of flavors

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Becky May 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

Lora,
Another gorgeous bundt cake and the the blueberry lemon combo. You would never know that this was a vegan cake!

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Karriann May 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Your cake looks lovely! Can I have a slice? ;)

“Happy Cooking”

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Astral de la Mare May 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Ooh I love a Bundt cake and this one looks gorgeous. X

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dairyfreeswitzerland November 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Love this cake! Perfect for my son with multiple food allergies. Made it for National Bundt Day yesterday, but didn’t have a lemon on hand. Used about a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and increased the liquid. Turned out great. Look forward to trying it again with lemon. Thanks for the recipe.

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