Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe
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Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe

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Pair a slice of this moist cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's a staple at our family barbecues. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 434 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla.
  2. Toss blueberries with 2 tablespoons flour. In another bowl, mix the remaining flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with yogurt, beating after each addition just until combined. Fold in blueberry mixture.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack; cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: For easier removal of cake, use solid shortening when greasing a fluted or plain tube pan.
Originally published as Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2013

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"I have made this cake 4 times and all 4 times with rave reviews. Not sure why others are not getting the same results. I used Greek lemon yogurt and OMG awesomeness every time. I always get asked for the recipe. Yes it is a bit dense as pound cake is supposed to be but my no means dry. Make this you will not regret it and forget the negative reviews/ratings. :-)"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"Excellent! Very moist indeed. Pound cakes are supposed to be a bit dense. In regards to the comments stating "I don't know who is rating this, etc., etc." What on earth does that mean? Are you implying that the scores of us who enjoyed success with this recipe are all liars or culinary morons? I am tired of the bitter, snide comments from folks with bad manners. Recipes don't turn out for many reasons-everything from flour being a bit old, to outdoor/indoor temperature and moisture fluctuations, to a cook who doesn't measure dry ingredients properly. There is no reason to insult people over a recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This cake was NOT moist at all..............very dry & heavy. I do not know who is rating this and thinks this was moist or delicious. All I know is I wasted a lot of ingredients & money baking this cake - NONE of my family enjoyed this & usually my baking is devoured."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Amazing, moist and delicious. I used Partridge Berries (Newfoundland) and it was great. However, the lemon would be a better combination with the sweetness of the blueberries than Partridge Berries or Cranberries."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"I don't know who is rating this because both my mom and I made this and had issues. The outer edges were very crusty for both of us. Mine took 90 minutes to bake and the center was still too soft. (No my oven is not off) Not enough lemon taste, perhaps a lemon extract rather than vanilla might work. I'd be interested to trying to make it in a loaf pan instead of the fluted pan."

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