Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe with glaze

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Are you wanting something a little different than traditional Blueberry Cake? This from scratch Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake is tasty and just what you want to enjoy with your coffee in the morning.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry cake, breakfast cake, fruit cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 314kcal


For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries (lightly tossed with a bit of flour)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • lemon zest (for topping)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch pan with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until the mixture is light and fluffy. 
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Pour part of the flour mixture into the large bowl of wet ingredients, stir, add in the plain yogurt and rest of flour mixture and then mix until completely combined. 
  • Fold in the floured blueberries.
  • Spread the batter into your prepared pan. The batter will be thick.
  • Sprinkle the top with a little bit of sugar. 
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and heavy cream, start with 2 tablespoons of cream and continue to add more until the desired consistency has been reached. 
  • Drizzle all over the top and then sprinkle a little lemon zest on top.
  • Lightly cover with foil and store at room temperature.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 9 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.4mg