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A piece of berry buttermilk cake on a white plate

Berry Buttermilk Cake Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Light and tangy buttermilk cake full of juicy blueberries and strawberries. This is the perfect summer recipe, eat it for dessert or even breakfast!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh buttermilk
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered
  • additional 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9 inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a mixer, combine butter, lemon zest, and sugar. Mix until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix on medium until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half the mixture to the butter mixture.
  5. Add half of the buttermilk and mix, add remaining dry mixutre and buttermilk and mix until uniform. Do not overmix.
  6. Fold in blueberries and strawberries gently.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Cool 20 minutes before cutting and serving.


Each serving is 13 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.

Keywords: blueberry, strawberry, buttermilk, cake

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