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5 from 6 votes

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

A moist and delicious way to enjoy fresh, in-season blueberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer, blueberries, loaf, cake


For the blueberries:

  • 1 generous cup (150g) fresh, in-season blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons flour

For the batter:

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • The grated zest of 1 lemon
  • The juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons or 30ml)
  • 1 cup (230g) sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the lemon glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons (or slightly more) lemon juice


  • Center the oven rack, and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9x5-inch loaf pan with a cut out piece of parchment paper. Spray the slides of the pan with baking spray.
  • Put the blueberries in a small-ish bowl, and toss them with the 2 teaspoons of flour to coat. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 2 cups of four, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, and working one ingredient at a time, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, sour cream and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir with a large spoon just to combine. Add the blueberries, and gently fold them into the batter.
  • Scrape the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf turns golden, and a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean -- 55-60 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then unmold onto a wire rack, and let cool completely.
  • For the glaze, vigorously stir the sifted confectioners' sugar and lemon juice together. Add more lemon juice (or water) until a thick but pour-able consistency is achieved. Spoon the glaze over the (thoroughly cooled) loaf. Permit the glaze to set (i.e., harden) for 1 hour. Cut the loaf into thick slices and enjoy it with coffee, tea, or Champagne!