Lemon Blueberry Upside-Down Cake


Light and simple lemon blueberry cake with a twist on the traditional upside-down cake.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 8-inch cake


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon allspice

  • 2 (6 ounce) containers fresh blueberries

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • lemon, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rub 2 tablespoons butter over the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round cake pan.

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, and allspice together in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the bottom and sides of the cake pan. Arrange blueberries evenly over the bottom.

  3. Combine remaining butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat well. Beat in lemon juice and zest on low speed.

  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl. Add to the butter mixture in 3 batches, alternating with milk, beating on low speed after each addition until batter is well combined.

  5. Spoon batter smoothly and evenly over the blueberries in the pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 20 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and invert onto a rimmed platter or serving dish.

Cook's Note:

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
13g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 115mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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