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It’s almost Mother’s Day! This year is especially exciting for me as this is my first official Mother’s Day with my sweet guy! He was in my tummy last year, but I really had no idea how much my world was going to change once he graced us with his presence. There is really no other feeling like being a mom. It isn’t always perfect and it isn’t always easy, but it is a joy like no other and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I know I’m biased, but I have the world’s greatest mom. So this day has always been so special to me. I now also have the world’s greatest mother-in-law and step mother-in-law, so Mother’s Day is one of the best days of the year to celebrate the many mommas in my life who love and sacrifice so much for their kiddos.
Mother’s Day always centers around three main things in our family: Quality time, delicious food, and a creative and meaningful gift these mommas wouldn’t buy for themselves!
There is something about a bundt cake that says Mother’s Day to me. Bundt cakes are classic and lovely, just like a mom. And you don’t have to be a professional baker to make a bundt cake beautiful and delicious! My first bundt cake pan came from my momma and my Nina (my grandmother) makes the most delicious bundt cakes!
One of my new favorite bundt cake recipes is this Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake. It is super easy and you don’t have to have the entire baking aisle in your pantry. It only requires a few ingredients to make you look like Martha Stewart at your Mother’s Day family gathering!
Gather those ingredients and let’s bake!
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake Ingredients
- 1 yellow box cake
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of blueberries – I used frozen wild blueberries, but fresh will work too!
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
Lemon Glaze Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1-3 tbsp. lemon juice
Vanilla Glaze Frosting Ingredients:
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cups of milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
Ready, Set, Bake!
Heat oven to 350• F. Prepare the box cake as directed on the box.
Mix the lemon juice and lemon zest into the cake.
Gently fold the blueberries in to the cake and distribute them evenly throughout the bowl.
Quick Tip: If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure they are thawed before adding them to the cake. You can add the frozen blueberries to a sauté pan on low heat to help defrost. This will bring out some of their juices, so make sure to strain some of the juice before adding the blueberries to the cake. Otherwise the cake will have too much liquid from the berries.
Add the cake batter to a lightly greased bundt pan and bake for 38-42 minutes as directed on the box.
For the lemon glaze, add the powdered sugar to a small bowl and add the lemon juice one tbsp. at a time until you have the desired taste and consistency. If the glaze is too thick, you can add a little bit of water to thin out the glaze.
For the vanilla frosting, combine all ingredients together and mix with a stand mixer or hand mixer until combined.
Once the cake is finished baking, allow the cake to cool completely before removing it from the pan.
Place a plate or cake stand on top of the bundt pan and carefully flip the pan over to release the cake onto the plate or cake stand.
Use a toothpick to poke small holes on top of the cake and pour or brush the lemon glaze on top of the cake. The glaze will soak into the cake giving it extra lemony deliciousness and an extra moist cake! Depending on how much lemon flavor you like will depend on how much of the glaze you use. I like to use about half on the cake and save the other half to serve with the cake for those who want extra glaze!
Slowly pour the vanilla frosting on top of the cake allowing it to naturally fall down the grooves of the bundt cake. Like the glaze, the amount is completely up to you! I liked to use just enough to coat the top and make it pretty! I serve the rest of the frosting on the side of the cake for those who like a little cake with their frosting. I’m definitely talking about my momma here.
For extra garnish, zest part of a lemon on top of the cake. Enjoy!
I hope this cake brings joy to everyone at your table! How did it turn out? I would love to see your beautiful cakes! Leave me a comment below or send me a picture on Pinterest here! I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day!