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Blueberry Buttermilk Cake with Maple Frosting

Jacklin Altman
This cake tastes like a stack of  blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup. Instantly transport yourself to a cozy Sunday morning with this recipe. Yield: 1 9" cake round, which I cut in half and stack to make a half-cake. If you're looking to make a full 9" cake, double everything below!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Decorating Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 665 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Stand Mixer
  • 9" cake pan
  • Oven


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking power
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries tossed in flour
  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temp
  • 1.5 - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl and whisk together to combine
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg, oil, buttermilk, vanilla
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and whisk together until fully combined. Toss blueberries in flour to coat and then gently fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into greased 9" cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cake to cool completely before frosting. While your cake cools, combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl of a stand mixer and mix until fully combined (should be thick). Add vanilla and then add maple syrup 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • To make your frosting extra fluffy, using the whisk attachment on your stand mixer, turn it up to an 8 speed once frosting is fully combined and let it whip for about a minute to incorporate some air.
  • Frost your cake, and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, and allow to come to room temp before enjoying.


Calories: 665kcalCarbohydrates: 107gProtein: 4gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 390mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 88gVitamin A: 545IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, dessert, maple, vegetarian, Pancakes, frosting, blueberry
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