Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake! Simple and sweet blueberry cake loaded with blueberries and lemon zest, then topped sweet buttermilk glaze and crispy crumbly oat topping. This blueberry cake is a sensation any day of the week.
As we get closer and closer to berry season, my cravings for bright tangy nutrient-packed berries is uncontainable. I want them on cereal, in smoothies, in salads, in sauces, but most of all, in dessert. And I like to pretend that adding berries makes everything I eat super healthy.
Let’s just go with it.
Along the lines of healthy… Sometimes I want dessert for breakfast. Other times I want breakfast for dessert. Today’s recipe is an either-or recipe, I like to call Blueberry Muffin Cake.
It’s a blueberry cake with the rich and tangy elements of a good blueberry muffin recipe, like buttermilk and lemon zest. Then I topped the cake with a creamy buttermilk glaze and crumbled brown sugar oat topping, similar to streusel topped muffins!
The crumbly oat and nut top, tender decadent cake crumb, and dark juicy blueberries are simply more than I can bear. See how the berries are bursting out of the surface?
Dripping with tangy berry goodness?? I’m getting giddy just thinking about this blueberry cake!
It’s the perfect no-fuss cake to pack for spring and summer picnics, take to barbecues, and make for no reason whatsoever.
As with all bundt cakes, make sure to give the blueberry cake plenty of time to rest and cool in the pan before flipping it out onto a cooling rack. There’s nothing worse than flipping a cake too early, and watching the top pull completely off, stuck to the pan.
Be patient, and you’ll have a gorgeous perfectly formed blueberry cake, reminiscent of a good blueberry muffin. Only better!
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Yield: 12+ servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60-80 minutes
Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake
For the Blueberry Cake:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 pound fresh blueberries
For the Buttermilk Glaze:
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
For the Oat Crumble Topping:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- For the blueberry cake: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with flour. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour and buttermilk, alternating each, until all incorporated. Finally beat in the lemon zest before turning the mixer off. Use a spoon the stir in half the blueberries.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and sprinkle the remaining blueberries over the top. Bake for 60-80 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes before flipping out onto a cooling rack. DO NOT try flipping the cake any earlier than 20 minutes, or the cake will stick. Promise! Waiting 30+ minutes is safer.
- Once the cake is cooling on the rack, mix the oat crumble. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and pinch with your fingers to blend the ingredients and break into small pieces. Sprinkle the mixture over a baking sheet and bake in the heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet before proceeding.
- For the glaze, whisk the buttermilk and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and immediately sprinkle the oat crumble over the top of the cake before the glaze dries.
7-12-2014 NOTE: A couple people have mentioned the top sticking in the bundt cake in this recipe. I have made this cake quite a few times and have never had this happen. The main thing to focus on, for a cake that flips out perfectly, is to spray (or grease) the bundt pan thoroughly (meaning every nook and cranny) then flour it well. After it comes out of the oven DO NOT flip the cake any earlier than 20 minutes after baking. If your cake still feels hot after 20 minutes, that means your bundt pan is very well insulated. In this case, I would wait 35-45 minutes before flipping to make sure the cake has cooled to close to room temperature. You could even place the cake in the fridge to speed up the cooling time. I have 3 fruity bundt cakes I make in the same fashion and they all flip out perfectly... with a little patience. Happy Baking and use good judgment! ;)
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