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This recipe was originally posted back on July 30, 2012 with some pretty outdated pictures, so I figured it was a good time to update the images and recipe!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!

  • Author: Shawn Syphus | I Wash You Dry
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit in cake pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cut into slices and Enjoy!

Notes

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).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 to 6

Originally posted on 7/30/2012, Updated on 6/23/2017

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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 with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
28 Responses
    1. 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.

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; 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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