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Blackberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake

If you're looking for a fool-proof, quick, and easy cake, this Blackberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake is for you! I am no baker and I can throw this easy cake together on a whim. Blackberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake is ever-so-slightly sweet, packed with blackberries and served with a simple lemon whipped cream. Perfect for entertaining or a random summer day. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk cake, blackberry cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 307 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup blackberries

Lemon Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a square 9x9 baking pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside

  3. In a stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla, beat until combined.

  4. Add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating with two additions of the buttermilk. So you want to start and end with flour. Mix just until combined.

  5. Transfer batter to baking pan. Scatter blackberries over batter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar.

  6. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown, and a wooden toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

  7. While the cake is baking make the whipped cream.Place cream in the bottom of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment.Whisk on high until medium peaks form. Add vanilla, sugar and lemon zest. Refrigerate until needed.Serve cream with warm cake

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.