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Blueberry Citrus Cake

“My husband and I grow blueberries for market-and this cake is my favorite way to use them. Our fresh berries are enhanced by the light, citrusy frosting. I bring this beauty to all potlucks." —Shirley M. Cooper, Salemburg, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups whipped topping


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in blueberries and peels. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peels; beat until blended. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 472 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • miro7
    Jun 22, 2013

    The taste of this is great, however the "icing" is terrible! It is a sloppy runny mess. The cake tastes amazing, but next time I make this, I will make a lot less of the icing and with only half a cup of whipped cream.

  • tinkmama1983
    Jun 18, 2013

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  • Katisha
    Jun 7, 2013

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  • SheriAileen
    May 20, 2013

    This was the best cake I have ever made and ever tasted. There were 5 adults and not one piece was left. Everyone loved it.

  • chsmith
    Jan 24, 2013

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  • bholme43
    Sep 4, 2012

    I added crushed pineapple (drained) to the icing. My family loved it!!!!

  • Hollyk7
    Jun 24, 2012

    Great recipe!!! Really tasty and such easy ingredients! Everyone was very impressed by this cake and there was definitely none left over! :)

  • lthur714
    Dec 21, 2011

    I made this cake for my husband's birthday. Everyone's reaction was OMG! OMG! It is the ONLY cake I've ever made that was completely GONE at the end of the meal. We gave a piece to our neighbor and hedidn't even wait for a fork before he dug in. This cake is very light and flavorful. Very, very good. My daughter requested it for her birthday, too, so we'll be enjoying it again soon.

  • bethstrick
    May 31, 2011

    Very light and refreshing! My family LOVED it. Great for summer gatherings.

  • Rettarican
    May 27, 2011

    Can I use a white cake mix with this recipe?