Sometimes you just need a quick and easy cake. Sometimes that cake will involve a box mix. Sometimes it will turn out so delicious you will vow to make it again and again. These three sentences pretty much sum up this cake.
I am not sure how I ended up with three Costco-size punnets of blueberries. You could say that it was bad planning on my behalf, but I like to think of it as good planning because I decided to make a cake with the extra blueberries. I didn't really have a recipe in mind but I knew that I had a few boxes of cake mix so I decided to look for a recipe that would "doctor" it up. As soon as I saw this recipe for an Easy Fresh Blueberry Cake on About.com I knew that it was the one for me.
At first the suggestion on the site of using a lemon cake mix appealed to me but I only had a box of white cake mix, and I decided that I prefer the taste of real lemons. I love lemon and blueberry together so I did add some extra zest and juice.
This baked up so well in a bundt pan and was delicious both warm from the oven, and after it has cooled. I think that little mini bundts would be great too.
This post is also linked to Torview's Purple Food Series Palette.
Fresh Blueberry Cake
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sour cream
- Juice and finely grated zest of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup juice)
- 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix (I used white)
- 2 cups fresh cleaned blueberries
- Grease and flour a 10 to 12-cup Bundt cake pan or 10-inch tube pan.
- Heat oven to 325°F for a dark pan or 350F° for a light-colored pan.
- Beat eggs with sugar until light.
- Beat in the oil, sour cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Continue beating until smooth.
- Slowly blend in the cake mix then beat until well blended.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Spoon into the prepared baking pan; smooth the top.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
- Dust with powdered sugar or serve with a vanilla glaze or lemon sauce, if desired.