Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

So, I made my family cake for breakfast. What of it?

It’s full of blueberries, which are pretty much just plain magic in the health food world, so I’m not feeling guilty.

Also, muffins tend to be an acceptable breakfast and this is just one giant muffin baked in a cake pan.

See? Totally reasonable to eat cake for breakfast.


Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 9 servings
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipes, easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 298 kcal

Cake for breakfast? Consider it muffins baked in one pan.


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 or 7x11 baking dish.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, lemon zest, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  5. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, testing after 30 minutes.
  8. Cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

lightly adapted from Alexandra’s Kitchen