Bread Machine Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

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Bread Machine Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

This bread machine lemon blueberry pound cake tastes as good as it looks. It’s moist on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and bursting with lemon-blueberry flavor. A lemon glaze gets drizzled over the cake once it’s cooled to amp up the lemon flavor and lock in moisture. So good and so easy. Just spend a few minutes measuring ingredients, and let your bread machine take care of the rest.

Bread Machine Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe

This recipe was developed for a 2-lb bread machine.

Ingredients:

For the Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake:

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil (or 1 stick butter, melted and cooled)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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RECIPE NOTES

  • 2 fresh lemons will provide all the lemon zest and juice you need for this recipe.
  • If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, bottled lemon juice and dried lemon peel will work just fine.
  • Use fresh blueberries, when they’re in season, and frozen blueberries the rest of the year. There’s no need to thaw them first.

What You Do:

Add Wet and Dry Ingredients to Bread Machine

Add all the ingredients for the pound cake to your bread machine in the order listed, except for the blueberries and cornstarch. They’ll get added later.

Select the appropriate setting on your bread machine for non-yeasted breads. On my Zojirushi that’s the “cake” setting, but it may be called something different on your machine. If you aren’t sure which setting to select, refer to the owner’s manual that came with your bread maker or the chart below.

Bread Machine Settings for Cakes & No-Yeast Breads
ModelSetting
Breadman 2 lb Professional Bread Maker (BK1050S)Quick Bread
Breville the Custom Loaf (BBM800XL)Yeast Free
Cuisinart 2 lb Bread Maker (CBK-100)Cake
Cuisinart 2 lb Convection Bread Maker (CBK-110)Cake
Cuisinart Compact Automatic Bread Maker (CBK-200)Quick Bread/Cake
Frigidaire ERM100 – CakeCake
Hamilton Beach HomeBaker Bread Maker (29882)Cake
Hamilton Beach Artisan Bread Maker (29888)Quick Bread
Oster 2 lb. Expressbake BreadmakerSweet
Westbend High-rise Bread MakerQuick
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme (BB-CEC20)Cake
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso (BB-PAC20)Cake
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus (BB-PDC20)Cake

If your machine has a crust setting (and it works for non-yeasted breads), select “medium”. Then, press “start.”

Toss Blueberries in Cornstarch

While the bread maker is mixing the ingredients, toss the blueberries in the cornstarch. This will keep the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the cake. If you’re using frozen blueberries, it’ll also minimize color bleed, so your pound cake doesn’t turn out purple.

Add Blueberries to Bread Machine

Listen for the “add ingredients” beep. When it goes off, open the lid, and use a rubber spatula to incorporate any ingredients that may have gotten stuck to the sides of the pan. Then, toss the blueberries in; close the lid; and press “start” to resume mixing.

Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake in Bread Machine

When the cake is finished baking, carefully remove the pan from the bread machine with pot holders. Let the cake cool in its pan for 10 minutes. Then, turn it out on a cooling rack, or plate, and cool completely.

Drizzle Lemon Glaze on Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

To make the lemon glaze for your pound cake, simply stir the powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Then, drizzle it over the cake.

Slice Pound Cake

Slice your bread machine lemon blueberry pound cake, and enjoy! It’s delicious served for dessert, breakfast or with a cup of coffee or tea.

Wrap up any leftover pound cake, and store it at room temperature for 4-5 days. This cake also freezes beautifully. Just wrap it up tightly, and stick it in the freezer. It’s best used within 3 months.

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Bread Machine Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

Bread Machine Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

This lemon blueberry pound cake is a show-stopper. Since it’s made in the bread machine, it only requires a few minutes of hands-on time. Serve it for dessert, breakfast or with coffee or tea.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x

Ingredients

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For the Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake:

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil (or 1 stick butter, melted and cooled)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

Add all the cake ingredients in the order listed, except the blueberries and cornstarch.

Select the setting on your bread machine for non-yeasted breads (refer to the manual, if you aren’t sure which setting to choose).

If your bread machine has a crust setting, select “medium.” Then, press “start.”

While the machine mixes the ingredients, toss the blueberries in the cornstarch.

Listen for the “add beep” to sound; then, open the lid, and use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the pan. Add the blueberries, and press “start” to resume mixing.

When the cake is finished baking, remove the pan with pot holders, and leave it to cool on the counter for 10 minutes. Then, turn the pan upside down and gently shake the cake out. Allow the cake to cool completely.

To make the lemon glaze, in a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Then, drizzle it over the cake; slice; and enjoy.

Wrap leftover cake well, and store at room temperature for 4-5 days. It also freezes well.

Notes

  • Buy 2 lemons, and you’ll have all the lemon zest and juice you need for this recipe.
  • Bottled lemon juice and dried lemon peel will also work.
  • Using frozen blueberries? There’s no need to thaw them first.
  • This bread machine lemon blueberry pound cake makes a thoughtful gift.

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8 Comments

  1. Dear Erin,
    How many lemons do I need to buy to get 2 tablespoons of lemon zest?
    Thank you for this recipe–it sounds wonderful!
    Good luck with the scholarship hunting.
    I look forward to seeing your kitchen photos. Please show the entire room, it was darling when you showed it a few years ago.

    1. Hi Martha, you’ll need two lemons to get the 2 tablespoons of zest. Those two lemons will also give you more than enough lemon juice for the recipe. I’ll go add that information to the recipe.

      1. I decided today to try this in my oven. I use the disposable aluminum foil pan nine by five and a half. It took just over an hour at 350° to bake, and the center was still a little moist so it was not dried out. You just need to keep an eye on it at the end to make sure the outside doesn’t get too brown before the center is to your liking. If it’s starting to brown just drape a little foil over it.

  2. just tasted my ‘lemon blueberry’ pound cake & it is the most delicious thing i have made in my breadmachine..ty… did not change a thing…i did not think i had a ‘sweet bread’ setting on my 20+yr old Oster BM, so i made it on my 120minexpressbake, & as you stated, the heat is too hot & the sides burned a bit, but it’s ok, & guess what? i do have a ‘sweet bread’ setting…but because it kneads, is that setting not for yeast breads only? also, it definately took longer to bake on this setting so i baked it for 30mins. more, & then it was done…the toothpick came out clean. i just love this recipe..

  3. i just looked at the picture of this cake that you posted…mine looked totally different, the top domed & cracked & looked super cool..or great! maybe because it was baked at a higher temperature. and again, it was sooo good!

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