lemon & blueberry coffee cake with lemon drizzle + a virtual baby shower!

A tender lemon flavored coffee cake, speckled with blueberries and drizzled with a lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a baby shower!

lemon and blueberry coffee cake with lemon drizzle | greens & chocolate

SURPRIIIIIIIIIISE!  I’m talkin’ to you, Steph.  It’s a virtual baby shower for YOU and Avery!

gvd baby shower graphic

When I found out my dear friend Stephanie from Girl Versus Dough was having a baby, I decided that she needed to be thrown a virtual baby shower.  I rounded up a couple of other bloggers, Madison from Espresso and Cream and Mackenzie from Susie Freaking Homemaker to help organize.  After the invitations were sent, we found out that two other bloggers, Stephie from Eat Your Heart Out and Stefanie from Sarcastic Cooking, were planning a virtual baby shower for Stephanie too…on the same day!  Obviously we decided to join forces and just have one awesome baby shower.

Whenever I think of baby showers, I think of them having a brunch theme, so I decided to bring a light and springy lemon coffee cake.  Can you tell I’ve been on a lemon kick lately?  It just seems too fitting for this time of year and is it so wrong that I’m bursting with excitement for spring?!

This lemon coffee cake is tender, moist, and simply delicious.  The lemon flavor comes from the zest of two whole lemons in the cake and lemon juice in the glaze, which is complemented perfectly by the blueberries.  You could definitely add a crumb topping to this coffee cake, but I find them a bit of a hassle and wasn’t in the mood to mess with one the morning I was making it.  I found that the light lemon drizzle was just enough to top the lemon cake.

Marc and I enjoyed this coffee cake with our morning coffee but I think an egg bake or some bacon and eggs could beef it up for a heartier brunch.  And of course, it would be a lovely addition to any baby shower.  I think Stephanie, the queen of baked goods, would definitely have loved this :)

Lemon and Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Drizzle | greens & chocolate

See what everyone else made:

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from Sarcastic Cooking

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Super Chewy M&M Blondies from The Realistic Nutritionist

Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots from A Kitchen Addiction

Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle from The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream from A Zesty Bite

Blackberry and Mango Curd Pie from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Pecan Sticky Buns from Warm Vanilla Sugar

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins from Garnish with Lemon

Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Susie Freaking Homemaker

Super Simple Sugar Cookies from Espresso and Cream

Raspberry Acai Frozen Margarita from Nutmeg Nanny

Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt from The Law Student’s Wife

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups from Keep it Sweet Desserts

Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Walnuts from The Roasted Root

Neapolitan Baked Doughnuts from Climbing Grier Mountain

Giant Pink M&M and Raisinette Cookies from Steph’s Bite by Bite

No-Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake Parfait Cups from Hungry Girl Por Vida

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from A Cedar Spoon

Freckled Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Take a Megabite

Vanilla Anise Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

Mini Vanilla Bean Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Blackberry Hazelnut Meringue Cakes from Eat Your Heart Out

lemon & blueberry coffee cake with lemon drizzle

Ingredients

    for the cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (zest from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups blueberries (I used frozen)
  • for the drizzle:
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9x9" baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine and set aside.
  4. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add vanilla, lemon zest and buttermilk, beating until combined.
  7. Slowly add in flour, mixing until just combined.
  8. Fold in blueberries.
  9. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out of the middle clean.
  10. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  11. To make the drizzle, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and lemon juice and add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
  12. Drizzle over warm coffee cake.
  13. Slice and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. says

    This looks so delicious – I wish I had some with my tea this morning!! Congrats to Steph and you are such a sweet friend for putting this all together!!

  2. says

    It’s so wonderful to be joining you and the other ladies for Stephanie’s baby shower!! Thanks so much for organizing all this, Taylor! Your lemon blueberry coffee cake looks like heaven for my mouth! I can tell how moist and flavorful it it..the zesty lemon flavor with the pop of the blueberries? PERFECT for brunching at a baby shower!!

  3. says

    This is seriously the BEST surprise, ever. I had no idea and I am so overwhelmed by all the love! Thank you so much, friend, for organizing this and for bringing what honestly looks like the yummiest coffee cake I’ve ever seen. Hugs!

  4. says

    I love lemon and blueberry together! This coffee cake looks delicious – there is just something about coffee cake that I love as a special brunch or weekend breakfast treat! : )

  5. says

    Coffee cake with your actual morning coffee is pretty much the best . . . love the look and sound of this! I’ve gotten obsessed with lemon-flavored anything recently, so I’d be all in. Love the virtual baby shower idea — so sweet!

  6. says

    This looks absolutely wonderful! I would just love this delectable treat on any give spring day. It’s just gorgeous and surely just as delicious as it is pretty. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe!

  7. Mark says

    Need a correction with the recipe please. The ingredients call for baking powder but the directions say baking soda. Please advise. Thank you!

  8. says

    This coffee cake looks wonderful Taylor – I love the lemon and blueberry combo! That was so sweet to organize the shower and this coffee cake is the perfect sweet treat for someone as sweet as Steph :)

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