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Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

Lemon + Blueberry is one of my favorite summer flavor combinations, and they come together beautifully in this awesome lemon blueberry cornmeal butter cake! I love the texture that the cornmeal imparts on this, and can’t wait to have a piece with a hot cup of coffee this morning. 

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter CakeLemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

When I was thinking of something to make for brunch this weekend, my mind immediately went to the fresh blueberries in my fridge. It didn’t take long for me to happen upon this post from Cook Like A Champion on Pinterest and for my day to be planned!

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

This cake is originally from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, and SO delivered.

I love recipes like this because while they are totally amazing warm right out of the oven, they are also awesome if you make them the evening before.

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Which rules my world because when I have people over for brunch I don’t want to have to spend the whole time slaving away over the stove. I want coffee and visiting AND awesome brunchy food.

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter CakeSo a much as I can do in casserole form – I take full advantage of.

Quiches, sausage, and french toast casseroles are all great ideas for a brunch you can enjoy.

I love incorporating P.A.N. cornmeal into my dishes. It adds great flavor and texture into this cake. Cornmeal is so versatile! You wouldn’t immediately think sweet cake + cornmeal, but I’m so glad that I tried it!

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter CakeI’m getting ready and planning for a BIG visit coming up soon. My MOM is coming to see me!

This is a HUGE deal you see, for many different reasons – but one of the biggest is that she’s never actually been out to Washington before!

In fact, since I moved out of Minnesota back in 2006 – she’s only been out to my house once, when I lived in Michigan. And I was 9 months pregnant at the time and not feeling especially hospitable to anyone or anything, so not really able to put my best foot forward because my ginormous belly was in the way.

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter CakeSo I’m super excited to get to have my mom around for two whole weeks and cook up a storm for her and my aunt. More to come on that in a future post.

For now – try out this awesome Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Butter Cake, and report back to me!

Need more blueberry recipes? I’ve got them here!

Blueberry Pudding Lemon Cake
Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes
Easy Berry Crisp
Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake
Brown Butter Blueberry Dutch Baby

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

Yield: 8 servings

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Butter Cake

Easily one of my favorite recipes of the spring. I look forward to blueberry season especially because of this cake. Cornmeal adds such a surprising texture to this sweet cake that can be served for breakfast or dessert.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup P.A.N. cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Place all of the cake ingredients (minus the blueberries) into a mixer, and mix on low speed for 2 minutes - or until well combined. Gently fold in the blueberries to the batter.
  3. Mix together the streusel ingredients with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly and combined. Sprinkle on top of the cake batter.
  4. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan with baking spray, and spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a tester comes out with moist crumbs.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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