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Lemon Sheet Cake with Blueberry Frosting

Stephanie Rutherford
This moist lemon sheet cake with blueberry frosting is very easy to make. It is topped with cream cheese blueberry buttercream.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices
Calories 299 kcal


Lemon Sheet Cake

  • ¾ cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup Oil canola or vegetable
  • 1 ½ cup White granulated sugar
  • 3 Lemons zested
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice (2 lemons) freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup Sour cream room temperature
  • 4 Large eggs room temperature
  • 3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk room temperature

Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ¾ cup Unsalted butter slightly cold
  • 4 oz Cream cheese room temperature
  • 5 cups Powdered sugar sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Blueberry puree Puree a 6oz container of blueberries.
  • 1 teaspoon Heavy cream
  • Blueberries and lemon slices for decoration
  • Purple food coloring 1 drop optional


Lemon Sheet Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9X13 inch pan with a non-stick baking spray. Line the bottom and 2 sides of the pan with parchment paper. Spray again
  • In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Zest the lemons in one bowl. Squeeze the lemons for lemon juice in another bowl.
  • Using a mixer, beat the butter, oil, and sugar. Beat on high for 3 minutes. It should be very fluffy and light. Add in lemon zest, lemon juice, and sour cream. Mix until combined. Scrape the bowl.
  • Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  • Add in ⅓ of the dry ingredients and half of the buttermilk. Add in another ⅓ of the dry ingredients and the rest of the buttermilk. Mix. Then, add the rest of the dry ingredients. Scrape the bowl and mix for another 10 seconds.
  • Pour the cake batter into the pan. Bake for 40-48 minutes. Cake is done baking when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Set the butter on the counter for 30 minutes. It should be slightly cold to the touch. While the butter is on the counter, sift the powdered sugar. Use a blender to puree the blueberries. Then, strain through a mesh strainer until only the juice remains. It will equal to ¼ cup.
  • Using a mixer, beat the room temperature cream cheese on medium for 1 minute. Then, add in the butter and beat for 3 minutes. Halfway through beating, scrape the bowl. The butter should be smooth and fluffy with no butter chunks.
  • Add in the sifted powdered sugar slowly. Once all combined, scrape the bowl and mix for 10 seconds.
  • Add in salt, vanilla, blueberry puree, and heavy cream. Mix on low until it starts to combine, then beat on high for 1-2 minutes.
  • Place the frosting in the fridge for 15 minutes. Then, take a wooden spoon and beat the frosting by hand until all air bubbles are smooth.
  • Frost the cake. Use the back of a spoon the get the textured look. Top the cake with fresh blueberries and lemon slices.


Flour- Make sure the flour is spooned and leveled or use a kitchen scale. Compacted flour can dry out the cake
High altitude baking- Add an extra 3 ½ tablespoon of flour.
Make sure all dairy ingredients are room temperature because it will help the rise of the cake. Pull them out 2 hours before baking.


Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 1gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 679IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
Keyword best, blueberry, blueberry buttercream, blueberry sauce, cream cheese frosting, easy, fresh blueberries, fresh lemon, lemon cake, moist
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