Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe is Perfect for Afternoon Tea!

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Create this super simple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake in no time at all using lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, and fresh blueberries. The cake is then covered with a generous coating of cream cheese frosting. Delicious and ideal for serving at afternoon tea parties!

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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.

Lemon and blueberries are a match made in heaven, and they work perfectly together in this delicious cake!

Why not make this cake to serve at a summer garden party or afternoon tea party? The fresh and light flavors of this moist cake are sure to be loved by all. It’s also a great cake for taking to a picnic or potluck.

What is a Bundt Cake?

A Bundt cake is a cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape. The shape is inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, but Bundt cakes are not generally associated with any single recipe. 


The lemon blueberry bundt cake is so easy to make by using a box of lemon cake mix and a box of lemon pudding mix, so minimal effort is required!

It’s best to make this cake the day before requiring it, as it needs some time in the fridge (overnight) to firm up before frosting – which is an easy-to-make cream cheese frosting.

Lemon Frosted Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

What is Pudding Mix?

I mentioned one of the ingredients is pudding mix, and you may be wondering what it is. Let Wiki educate us:

Instant pudding is an instant food product that is manufactured in powder form and used to create puddings and pie filling. It is produced using sugar, flavoring agents and thickeners as primary ingredients. Instant pudding can be used in some baked goods. 


This is not really something we have in the UK – although, we do have Angel Delight which is actually a more similar product than I had realised.

However, we don’t have lemon-flavored Angel Delight, and I’ve only tested this recipe using Jell-O Instant Pudding, which is an American product.

Fortunately, thanks to online American grocery shops in the UK, as well as Amazon, it’s quite easy these days to buy those American products!

Why Put Pudding in the Cake Mix?

Adding instant pudding mix to cake mixes adds extra flavor, moistness, and a denser texture. You may see some “extra moist” cake mixes – these have had pudding mix included.

You don’t need to make up the pudding, just add the powder!

Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. Please note, you can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe for Afternoon Tea

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Recipe Tips

  • The cake needs to chill overnight (12 hours or until ready to serve) to firm up before frosting.

How Do I Make a Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

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How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Chilling Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 25 minutes

Create this super simple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake in no time at all using lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, and fresh blueberries.


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 (3.4oz) package lemon instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 Large eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Frosting

  • 1 (8oz/225g) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2½ cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 large lemon, zested


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and spray a 9-inch round bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Using an electric handheld or standing mixer, beat the cake mix, instant pudding, sour cream, eggs, oil, lemon juice, and water until combined.
  3. Fold in the fresh blueberries.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Place in the refrigerator overnight before frosting.
  6. To make the cream cheese frosting, use an electric handheld or standing mixer and beat all of the frosting ingredients except the lemon zest, until combined and smooth.
  7. Place cake on serving plate and pour the frosting on top.
  8. Zest the lemon over the cake to decorate, and add extra blueberries too, if desired. Enjoy!

    How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 810Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 2gSugar: 73gProtein: 9g

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