Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

Lemon and blueberry is one of my favourite cake flavours, and I love an easy loaf cake recipe too, so this Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake was born! It’s a light sponge flavoured with lemon zest and packed with juicy blueberries, then I’ve drenched it in a zingy lemon juice icing (for flavour and because I like to use all of the lemon!) and then I’ve piled it high with fresh blueberries. It’s a simple, yet impressive bake that is sure to go down well with any crowd!

Step by step…

To make the sponge I mixed the butter and sugar together, then mixed in the lemon zest. Then I whisked in eggs and milk.

Next I whisked in the flour, then gently folded in the blueberries. I put the mixture into a lined loaf tin and I baked it for 1 hour.

Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

Once it was cool I made icing using the juice of the lemons and icing sugar and I drizzled it on top, then I added a big pile of fresh blueberries.

Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

The Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake tastes so good! Lovely light sponge packed with juicy blueberries and a zingy lemon icing – perfection!

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4.5 from 2 votes

Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

Lemon cake with fresh blueberries and lemon icing

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author thebakingexplorer


For the loaf cake

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread I use Stork
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Lemons
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 225 g Self raising flour
  • 150 g Blueberries

For decoration (optional)

  • 150 g Icing sugar
  • 50 g Blueberries


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  2. Mix together the butter and caster sugar using an electric mixer or a spoon until light and fluffy, then mix in the zest of the lemons

  3. Add the eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth

  4. Whisk in the flour until fully combined

  5. Toss the blueberries in a little flour to help stop them from sinking to the bottom of the cake, then gently fold the blueberries into the cake batter

  6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool fully

  7. Juice the lemons then add the juice little by little to the icing sugar until you get a pourable consistency, drizzle it all over the cake

  8. Pile the blueberries on top

  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

If you like this, check out more of my Loaf cake recipes!

Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake

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21 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I am looking for a loaf cake recipe (perhaps a banana loaf?) that uses leftover jam/jelly as part of a replacement for the sugar that is creamed into the butter at the beginning of the mixing process. I was thinking of replacing half the sugar with jam. Would it be necessary to add a little more flour to offset the liquid part of the jam?

  2. The bottom bit with some of the blueberries in stuck to the base of the loaf tin (didn’t have any liners!) but since the top was flat I turned it over and stuck some bits back on top and then iced it! Looked rustic but was delicious! Will definitely make again – this time with the liners!

    1. I’m really glad it was delicious! I would always recommend using liners, or you could improvise with some baking paper cut to size ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 4 stars
    Delicious! Did not need 3 lemons though. I used the juice of 1 Lemon for the icing. I also decided to add the zest of 1 lemon to the mix to make it extra lemony. Thanks for the brilliant recipe ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Kate! I like my lemon cake with lots of lemon zest for extra flavour, but of course this is personal preference ๐Ÿ™‚

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