Blueberry Buttermilk Cake


Blueberry Buttermilk Cake… this simple and sweet cake is quick and easy to make, and the perfect way to enjoy those fresh summer berries!

I have to confess, I am totally a dessert girl. I love to end the day with a little something sweet!

During the summer months, I love to stock up on all the fresh berries, and use them for making delicious treats. This blueberry buttermilk cake is a favorite around here. It’s simple to make, I nearly always have the ingredients on hand, and it tastes fantastic!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake... easy to make and delicious!


It really doesn’t get better than this – buttery, tender cake topped with lightly sweetened berries and baked to perfection! I like to bake mine in a pie plate, but you could also use a springform pan or a cake pan.

If you don’t like blueberries, or don’t have any on hand, you could substitute pretty much any fresh berries. I also like this cake with fresh peaches or pears on top. You really can’t go wrong!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake.. adding the berries

The fresh blueberries add such great flavor to the cake! It’s almost like a giant blueberry muffin, but for dessert. The cake is perfect as is, but for an extra treat, you can serve it with freshly whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake... ready for the oven

This cake is perfect for bringing along to a summer potluck or picnic. It’s so delicious and easy that you’ll be making it all summer long!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake... fresh out of the oven

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Blueberry Buttermilk Cake


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar, separated
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries


In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined.
Spread the batter in a butter 9 or 10 inch pie dish. Spread the blueberries over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake 50-60 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Cake... so easy, and so very delicious!

Thanks, Alicia!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake... this simple and sweet cake is quick and easy to make, and the perfect way to enjoy those fresh summer berries!

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Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!

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5 comments on “Blueberry Buttermilk Cake”

  1. Vickie Graveline Reply

    What temperture do you cook the blueberry cake at? No where is it written in recipe.

  2. This cake is gorgeous and must be delicious too! But won ‘t it dry out if I bake it for 1 hour? Anyway, I love it, it’s a great recipe! – Love, Anna

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      It didn’t for me — all those berries keep it very moist! If you’re concerned, you can test it after 40 minutes and adjust the time accordingly. :)

  3. This recipe looks amazing and easy – perfect! 

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