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Lemon Cake With Blueberry Compote And Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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Lemons and blueberries scream quintessential summer, am I right? This lemon cake with a blueberry compote filling and light lemon buttercream frosting is flavorful, without being too overwhelming. It’s the perfect dessert to bring to a party or celebrate a birthday!

Ingredients: (Serves 10-12)

4 cups flour, sifted

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond vanilla milk)

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup lemon juice

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons sea salt

Zest from 2 lemons

Blueberry Compote:

3 cups frozen blueberries

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

3 cups confectioners sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven at 350 F.

2. Cream together sugar and butter until it takes on a whipped consistency. (Depending on softness of butter, anywhere from 3-6 minutes in your KitchenAid on medium.)

Lemon cake with blueberry compote

3. Add in one egg at a time and mix well for 1 minute each.

4. Add sifted flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat until combined.

5. Mix in vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

6. Add in milk.

7. Divide batter into two greased 8-inch pans and bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes.

8. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups frozen blueberries, 1/3 cup water, and 1/4 cup sugar to a boil.

9. Stir occasionally for 10 minutes or so. Once blueberries burst, add remaining cup of blueberries.

Recipe: blueberry compote

10. Stir occasionally for another 7-8 minutes, until mixture thickens.

11. Take saucepan off heat and prep frosting.

12. Cream together confectioners sugar and butter.

Lemon buttercream frosting.

13. Add in milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.

14. Once cakes cool, top the first layer with your blueberry compote and lemon buttercream frosting.

Lemon cake with blueberry compote

15. Top with second layer, then frost and decorate to your liking. Enjoy!

lemon cake with blueberry compote and lemon buttercream

Ravelle Worthington is a wife, momma of three, and the founder of Mommy Brain. Follow her on Instagram here.
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By Mommy Brain, July 10, 2018
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