Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake

This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!

Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake is a super easy, totally delicious recipe that’s perfect for dessert, brunch or gifting!

This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake has become one of my favorite sweet breads to make for a weekend breakfast!

I have been craving some sweet moist loaf cake for a while now. Blueberries were on sale last week, so I loaded up on them, which was perfect for this easy bread, plus all of my other blueberry recipes. It’s going to be a fun week.

You'll love this super delicious Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake!

I enjoy blueberries the most when they are warmed up. It’s like the insides get sweetened and juicy; they pop so perfectly in your mouth. When they are baked into a cake they create a simple and delightful texture that makes me swoon.

This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!

The key to making this cake ultra moist is to prick the top and sides of the warm cake with a toothpick and brush a simple lime syrup all over. The cake soaks it up like a sponge. Once it’s cooled completely a simple lime glaze {that holds just the right amount of sweet and tart} is brushed on top and drizzled down the sides.

Just try to resist this Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake! It's impossible, you'll definitely want seconds!

If you’ve never had blueberry and lime together before, you’re in for a real treat. BUT if you’re worried you won’t like the combination, you can also substitute lemon for lime.

Here are some more delicious options you can try with this bread:

  • Substitute lemon for lime
  • Substitute raspberries for blueberries
  • Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut
  • Add a tablespoon of poppy seeds to the batter
  • Top with sliced almonds when finished

 This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!

This recipe was originally posted back on July 30, 2012 with some pretty outdated pictures, so I figured it was a good time to update the images and recipe!  Over the years this recipe has stood the test of time and is still one of my kid’s favorite sweet breads!

This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!

You better make two batches of bread because it’s gonna go fast.


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Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake

Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake is a super easy, totally delicious recipe that's perfect for dessert, brunch or gifting!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 308 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 4 medium limes - juice of, 1/3 cup + 4 tbsp; divided
  • 6 oz carton of blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 8"x4" loaf pan by rubbing the inside bottom and sides with butter then coating with a light dusting of flour to prevent the loaf from sticking.
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add flour mixture and sour cream, alternating until completely combined. Add in 2 tbsp lime juice and lime zest and beat until combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (60-65 minutes). Cover the cake with tinfoil halfway through baking to prevent the top of burning if it's browning quickly.
  • Remove from oven and let sit in cake pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
  • In the meanwhile prepare a simple lime syrup by adding 1/3 cup lime juice and 1/3 cup sugar to a small saucepan. Heat it until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Using a toothpick, prick the top and sides of the warm cake several times. Using a pastry or silicone brush, brush the simple syrup all over the top and sides of the cake and let it soak up. Then do it again.
  • Once the cake is cooled completely create a simple lime glaze by combining 2 tbsp of lime juice with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth. It should be thick, but pour-able. Add more lime juice to make it thinner, or more powdered sugar to make it thicker. Drizzle and brush over the top of the cooled cake.
  • Cut into slices and Enjoy!
You can use a similar size pan if you don't have an 8"x4", just make sure to bake until done (check with toothpick).


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.7g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 11.8g | Cholesterol: 73.5mg | Sodium: 182.8mg | Sugar: 31.7g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 13mg
Keywords: blueberry, cake, Lime, loaf, Moist, sour cream
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Originally posted on 7/30/2012, Updated on 6/23/2017


This super easy Moist Blueberry Lime Loaf Cake was a total hit with my family! The flavors pair so perfectly together!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
36 Responses
  1. Kathy Smith

    Made this recipe exactly as written. Baked in the 8×4 pan as in recipe. Within 10 minutes it had overflowed all over my oven. Finished baking for 70 minutes total. Looked done. Cooled in pan. Tried to remove from pan. Totally raw in about 1/3 of the cake. Managed to shovel it back into the pan and am trying to finish it now. It does taste good; but what a mess. Can’t recommend it as written.

    1. Shawn

      Oh what a bummer you ran into some issues with the recipe Kathy! I’m not sure what happened to have it be too much batter, but in the future, if you come across that issue again you’ll want to not fill the cake pan all the way (as you found out, cakes rise when baking). Also, a good way to test ANY cake for done-ness, check with a simple toothpick inserted in the middle. If it comes out clean, you’re set. If not, keep baking! I hope you give it another go, it’s a delicious cake!

    1. Shawn

      Hi Kath, coconut and almond flour are both trickier to substitute in baking recipes, as they do not convert 1:1. I’m sure they would work for this recipe, but you’d have to play around with the flour and liquid measurements to get it just right. This is something I have not experimented with so I can not give you a definite answer.

  2. Stacey

    How much lime juice goes into the cake? By process of eliminating what goes in the syrup and glaze it looks like 2 tablespoons, but I want to make sure before I make it as it doesn’t specifically say. Thanks 🙂

  3. Allison Day

    Oh my goodness, this is sounding crazy good right now. I’m thinking they’d make great muffins… and now drooling just thinking about making them. 😀

  4. Habiba

    Hey there!your recipes are too good! I tried your banana chocolate chip muffins and my friends literally fought over the last muffin..they turned out so good thanks a lot for sharing such great recipes. I am definitely going to try this one too. Can we make muffins using the same recipe?

  5. Lizzy (Good Things)

    Hello there, just stopping by to tell you that this cake looks divine. I am definitely going to bake it soon! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Krista

    So I am one of those party poopers that is kinda meh about the Olympics. I know, I know. I’m all for team USA, I guess I just need a bit of this cake to enjoy while watching the actual events.

  7. Cassie

    I am totally caught up in the Olympics, so much so that I want to do nothing else! This cake looks extremely amazing Shawn!

  8. Deborah

    This cake seriously has my mouth watering right now. I LOVE citrus, and have had a similar lemon cake. I want this one!!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Stunning Shawn! I love blueberry and lemon, I bet lime is awesome. And I’m loving the olympics. Weird, for someone who really dislikes sports, lol.

  10. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I’m loving the games more than ever before, I think because my daughter is at an age where she seems to be inspired by such amazing young people not that much older than herself. I love the words “ultra luscious”!!

  11. Cookin' Canuck

    We are glued to the TV during the Olympics…can’t get enough of it! This cake looks fantastic – sweet blueberries with tangy lime sounds like a match made in heave.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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