Blueberry Citrus Cake Recipe
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Blueberry Citrus Cake Recipe

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“My husband and I grow blueberries for market-and this cake is my favorite way to use them. Our fresh berries are enhanced by the light, citrusy frosting. I bring this beauty to all potlucks." —Shirley M. Cooper, Salemburg, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 472 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in blueberries and peels. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peels; beat until blended. Fold in whipped topping.
  4. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry Citrus Cake in Country Woman June/July 2008, p35

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"The taste of this is great, however the "icing" is terrible! It is a sloppy runny mess. The cake tastes amazing, but next time I make this, I will make a lot less of the icing and with only half a cup of whipped cream."

Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"This was the best cake I have ever made and ever tasted. There were 5 adults and not one piece was left. Everyone loved it."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"I added crushed pineapple (drained) to the icing. My family loved it!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"Great recipe!!! Really tasty and such easy ingredients! Everyone was very impressed by this cake and there was definitely none left over! :)"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I made this cake for my husband's birthday. Everyone's reaction was OMG! OMG! It is the ONLY cake I've ever made that was completely GONE at the end of the meal. We gave a piece to our neighbor and hedidn't even wait for a fork before he dug in. This cake is very light and flavorful. Very, very good. My daughter requested it for her birthday, too, so we'll be enjoying it again soon."

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