This Blueberry Layer Cake Recipe is what dreams are made of. White cake, with fresh blueberries and a blueberry cream cheese frosting. I don't know how it can get better than that! I have been obsessed with berries lately, and I thought what better way to use some blueberries than with a cake!
My goal with this page is to make simple recipes that anyone can create and be proud of! This cake is just that! Simple to make but will impress your dinner guests when you bring this bad boy to the table! I want to
How to Make This Beautiful Cake
First, you want to cream together your butter and sugar. This will make the cake light and fluffy.
Next, add in your eggs, and vanilla extract. Add all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Feel free to sift, but it isn't necessary with this recipe. Most of the time I take a whisk and whisk through the dry ingredients well to get any large clumps out. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Make sure not to over mix your batter!
This next part is my favorite and what makes this cake AMAZING!! Fresh blueberries. If blueberries are not in season you can use frozen, but there is nothing better than biting into a fresh, plump blueberry in a cake!
Blueberries are full of juice and if you just put them directly into the batter they will sink right to the bottom. To keep this from happening, I toss the blueberries in a little bit of lemon juice and then add 2-3 tbsp of flour and coat them. The flour absorbs some of the juice and allows the berries to distribute evenly throughout the batter.
Finally, add your batter to 3 baking pans and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely before trying to decorate.
PRO TIP: USE MY GOOP RECIPE TO COAT YOUR CAKE PANS SO YOUR CAKE WILL NOT STICK. Combine 1 cup of flour, vegetable oil, and vegetable shortening together in a mixer until smooth. Place about a quarter size amount in the cake pans and brush in with a pastry brush or a paper towel. Keep the remaining in an airtight container and keep it handy for the next time you make a cake!
Okay, I may have lied.. the frosting may be my favorite part of this recipe. For this recipe I took my normal cream cheese buttercream and added fresh pureed blueberries. It was hard not to just take a spoon and eat this straight from the bowl!
The only thing left to do is assemble this bad boy! Just take a layer of cake and place it on a cake board or stand, add about 1 cup of frosting on top and level. Continue with each cake layer. After you have all the cake layers assembled, cover the cake in a thin layer of cream cheese frosting and chill for 15-20 minutes. This is called a "Crumb coat" and will make decorating the cake easier by sealing in all of the crumbs so you will have a beautiful outside layer of buttercream. After your cake has chilled, add the final layer of frosting on and top with some berries and serve!
Look at those berries y'all!
Here's a printable recipe for you:
Really delicious cake, and the colors are beautiful!