mini blueberry-lemon bundt cakes

May 30, 2013

in Cakes & Tea Cakes

At last we’re on the cusp of summer; months of warm days filled with brilliant sunshine unfold before us. I’m back to my old habits of blueberry picking, and while most of the blueberries are eaten in their natural state, I always reserve a few cups from every bucket for baking.

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cakes | Tutti Dolci

First up are these mini blueberry-lemon bundt cakes (I used this pan; the molds are just over 2 inches wide.). Bursting with juicy blueberries and topped with a sweet lemon drizzle, the cakes are the epitome of blueberry bliss.

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cakes | Tutti Dolci

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cakes | Tutti Dolci

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1 large egg
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
1 1/2 cups blueberries

Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Meyer lemon zest
1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a mini bundt pan with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, and lemon zest in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until well blended; add egg and beat well. Combine buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice in a small bowl. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture; fold in blueberries.

Fill each mold just over half full. Bake for 16 minutes, until edges are golden and cake springs back to the touch. Cool in pan on wire rack for 4 minutes before popping mini cakes out of pan to cool completely. To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon zest, and juice in a small bowl. Set rack with mini bundt cakes over a piece of wax paper and drizzle with glaze; let set before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days; serve warm.

Yield – 28 mini bundt cakes
Calories – 72 (per cake)
Carbs – 12

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50 Comments

1 The Café Sucre Farine May 30, 2013

Laura, these are adorable and so nice to be able to control portion size. They seem to be perfect for a picnic or summer party.

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2 Valerie May 30, 2013

These mini cakes are exquisite! Let’s share! I’ll give you a jar of strawberry curd if you could please send some cakes my way. :D

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3 Kate from Scratch May 30, 2013

These are beautiful! A perfect way to showcase fresh blueberries.

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4 Rachelle May 30, 2013

Burst blueberries are just so gorgeous! My first farmer’s market trip for the season will be this weekend and I’m crossing my fingers that summer produce is in full effect!

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5 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen May 30, 2013

Well, aren’t these the cutest petite blueberry lemon cakes I’ve ever seen?! I’m doing a moist Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake soon for the blog. But, I think your recipe would win on cuteness alone! I agree with the first comment…perfect summer picnic fare! So sweet, Laura! xo

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6 Maria@PinkPatisserie May 30, 2013

So pretty and dainty! I love these sweet little cakes. Perfect for a cup of tea in the afternoon. We don’t get blueberries for picking until August, I can hardly wait!

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7 Becky May 30, 2013

Love your little mini Blueberry Lemon Bundt cakes. So cute. I just made mini Lemon Bundt cakes, but when I can get fresh blueberries from Michigan in July, I’ll be trying your recipe:)

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8 Mercedes May 30, 2013

I swear you and must be blogging soul mates Laura! I made a recipe that was so similar to this except I used blackberries last summer! Your cakes look perfect and I love the color contrast with the blueberries!

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9 Cassie | Bake Your Day May 30, 2013

I love these, Laura. Lemon-blueberry screams summer to me. These are adorable!

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10 Jennifer @ Delicieux May 30, 2013

Such gorgeous mini bundt Laura. Lemon and blueberry is such a winning combination.

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11 Patty May 30, 2013

blueberry bliss is right-love your mini cakes and the photos ;-)

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12 angela @ another bite please May 30, 2013

mini bundt…those are the cutest things!!!!! guess i gotta add another pan to my collection :-)

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13 Deb May 30, 2013

A joyful summer celebration! My husband adores blueberries and most likely would devour several of these cuties straight from the oven!

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14 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts May 30, 2013

Blueberries and lemon are just perfect! These cakes are too cute, I love mini anything!

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15 Lora @cakeduchess May 30, 2013

blueberries are all I’m baking with these days. These are so tiny and precious, Laura!

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16 Liz May 30, 2013

The hubby desperately wants me to bake a blueberry pie, but your mini Bundts are much more appealing!

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17 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) May 30, 2013

You always come up with such beautiful treats. I can’t wait to try this, too. And it hasn’t escaped me that I probably say that about all your desserts. :) Now you have me wanting to pick some berries. :)

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18 Sue/the view from great island May 30, 2013

My favorite memories of living in New England revolved around berry picking—it’s my idea of heaven! These look adorable.

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19 Abbe@This is How I Cook May 30, 2013

Lemon and blueberries are so perfect together. And these definitely are perfect!

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20 Julia May 30, 2013

My gosh, these little bundts are so cute! And pretty! And fresh and delicious looking. aaaah, I need to make me some mini bundts and eat the whole lot!

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21 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 30, 2013

Oh boy… I just drooled looking at the pictures, Laura. Blueberries are still a bit expensive and for a person who eat 1 cup of blueberries at a time (fresh, ah so addicting), these bundt cakes are so irresistible! How can you possibly stop eating after you bake them?! Love these!

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22 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} May 30, 2013

How cute are these? Super cute in my mind. Loving the fresh blueberries and drizzle of frosting. I would not have a hard time eating a few of these. Delish!!!

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23 Rosa May 31, 2013

A divine treat! Blueberries taste wonderful. Your mini cakes look ever so cute.

Cheers,

Rosa

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24 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef May 31, 2013

Almost like baby baked doughnuts. I LOVE blueberries and these would be a definite hit with me.

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25 Christina @ The Hungry Australian May 31, 2013

I adore Bundt cakes and these mini ones are just too cute! Love the combination of lemon and blueberries too. I’m going to have to get me a new baking tray :)

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26 claire (@realnutritioncg) May 31, 2013

Oh hi prettiest desserts I’ve ever seen.

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27 Emilie@TheCleverCarrot May 31, 2013

I love anything blueberry & anything mini! These are just too cute- I’m going to bookmark this recipe for when we go blueberry picking! :)

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28 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 31, 2013

How absolutely adorable are these! I love the flavor of blueberry and lemon together, and these look like the perfect way to indulge in something small and sweet. Lovely, Laura!

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29 ashley - baker by nature May 31, 2013

These are so dang pretty it hurts! And blueberry and lemon are just meant to be Summer lovers! I love everything about these baby bundts.

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30 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 31, 2013

How cute are these?! They also look equally dangerous – I won’t be able to stop at 1, or 5. Hell, I’ll just devour them all.

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31 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) May 31, 2013

Those are adorable – that pan is fantastic!

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32 foodwanderings May 31, 2013

Daintily gorgeous! Just mouthwatering! I bet the weekend is happy with these beauties!

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33 JJ - 84thand3rd May 31, 2013

Eek these are so cute and so summery! Terribly jealous of all your buckets of berries!

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34 Kate@Diethood May 31, 2013

OH Em. Gee!! They are gorgeous! And that’s like my favorite flavor combo… For reals, I could inhale all of those!!

P.S. I want to go blueberry picking with you!!! :-D

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35 Deborah May 31, 2013

These look absolutely perfect for summertime!

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36 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective June 1, 2013

The berries in these little cakes look so gorgeous and juicy! Love that they are minis!

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37 suzanne Perazzini June 1, 2013

Those are so, so gorgeous – love the pan!

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38 Charles June 1, 2013

Can you believe I used to hate blueberry muffins (would always say “give me a chocolate muffin any day”) – basically, when I was younger, blueberries just didn’t “do it” for me, but now… I absolutely love them in baking. I think these would be fantastic… I never saw “mini” bundt cakes before… how cool is that?

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39 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 2, 2013

I have an urge for a mini bundt pan, hugely! after seeing these. So pretty and so you with the lemon :) Gorgeous!

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40 Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar} June 2, 2013

Aw they’re sooo adorable, almost doughnut like, love the big studs of blueberries too!

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41 Helene D'souza June 2, 2013

Hello little bundt beauties, I want you all! =D

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42 Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life June 2, 2013

I think I need a mini bundt pan and I think I need to pin this. Well, I can st least have the second one! These are do cute and I bet refreshing! Lemon is such a wonderful flavor.

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43 Laura@bakinginpyjamas June 2, 2013

These are such cute, little bundts. Lovely flavour combination.

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44 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 2, 2013

Aww they’re so cute! Perfect for a dessert buffet or a party :D

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45 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 2, 2013

These are almost too CUTE to eat!!

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46 Amy June 3, 2013

These are just the CUTEST little things!

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47 Bailey June 4, 2013

Can you substitute the fresh blueberries to frozen blueberries?

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48 Tutti Dolci June 4, 2013

Hi Bailey, yes you can. No need to defrost the blueberries, just add them in frozen.

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49 Bailey June 4, 2013

ok thanks :)

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50 Sandra's Easy Cooking June 5, 2013

Gorgeous!!!! I love love your tempting pictures Laura and the cakes are just irresistible!

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