My aunt has been making this for years and I finally got the nerve to make it today for Labor Day. It would be a great picnic/summer party dessert. Ice with your favorite lemon frosting. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

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  • Stir lemon cake mix, orange juice, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a bowl to moisten; beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes. Gently fold in blueberries, orange zest, and lemon zest. Divide batter into prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a finger and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool thoroughly before frosting.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 53.3g 17% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 86.4mg 29% DV; sodium 489.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
I purchased a lemon cake mix in error gave this a try. The amount of the orange and lemon zest seems excessive I cut back to 1 teaspoon of each I added 1/2 teaspoon ground Cardamom because I love how it accents blueberries. I baked in a 9 x 14 pan for 38 minutes. I'm not so big on sweet frosting I glazed with simple glaze of 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1/4 cup lemon juice. It's a nice change of pace. I will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2016
I just made this cake and I'm so mad! All the blueberries sunk to the bottom and stuck the cake to the pan! It sounded so good too. It'll likely still get eaten but I was going to take it to an event. Fail. I gave it one star because apparently you can't choose zero... Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
I purchased a lemon cake mix in error gave this a try. The amount of the orange and lemon zest seems excessive I cut back to 1 teaspoon of each I added 1/2 teaspoon ground Cardamom because I love how it accents blueberries. I baked in a 9 x 14 pan for 38 minutes. I'm not so big on sweet frosting I glazed with simple glaze of 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1/4 cup lemon juice. It's a nice change of pace. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe. The lemon and blueberry flavors mix nicely. I made the recipe exactly as stated except I made cupcakes. The cupcakes baked beautifully and were done in 18 mins. I made a thin icing using 3 tablespoons butter creamed with 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Then I added about 2 cups confectioners sugar (add more if you want more sweetness or until desired consistency) 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (to taste) 1/2 tablespoon water and a dash of salt. Mixed it all together and dipped the cupcakes in to frost. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
Five stars for this recipe because everyone who had a piece just raved and went back for a "smidgen more". Lemon and blueberry are an awesome combo and this recipe delivers. I would suggest that you flour the pan after greasing it to make it easier to get out. In the list of ingredients I would make it easier and list "two oranges: zest one and juice both" and also "one lemon: zest it and juice it for both cake and icing". Yes the blueberries might sink to the bottom but it made an impressive bottom layer and everyone thought it was planned. I baked two separate cakes in 8x8 pans for two separate families and iced the tops right in the pans with a basic lemon/confectionary sugar icing. Rave reviews! I'm keeping this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2016
I just made this cake and I'm so mad! All the blueberries sunk to the bottom and stuck the cake to the pan! It sounded so good too. It'll likely still get eaten but I was going to take it to an event. Fail. I gave it one star because apparently you can't choose zero... Read More
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