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This Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake Is The Most Delicious Way To Wake Up

Holy cow this sounds amazing!

The holidays are here, so many of us have family and friends visiting from out of town. Some of these houseguests might have spent quite some time traveling, which means they will likely wake up ravenous and in need of a sweet and special breakfast. So how can you start their day off right?

Here is the perfect breakfast to get everyone in your family ready for holiday cheer: Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake. And yes, it is every bit as decadent as it sounds. But it’s also light, fresh and filled with sweet blueberries that burst deliciously with every bite.

In this recipe from Alexandra Cooks, the talented chef combines blueberries, buttermilk and lemon to create a breakfast cake that will put regular old blueberry muffins to shame. Once they take a bite, your guests are going to wish they could come over for breakfast every day.

Alexandra Cooks

Though this particular recipe calls for fresh blueberries, you may opt for frozen ones if that’s simpler for you. You don’t even need to defrost them ahead of time. Simply toss the berries with a bit of flour before adding them to the wet mixture, as Cooks does. This helps the berries get neatly folded throughout the cake rather than just sinking to the bottom.

If you really wanted to make this recipe appropriate to the season, you can also try swapping cranberries for blueberries and adding orange zest instead of lemon. After all, as She Wears Many Hats points out in her recipe for Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake, once you have a basic recipe for the cake, it’s really easy to swap in any sweet berry.

She Wears Many Hats

That’s the awesome thing about no-fail recipes like these: As long as you follow the basic steps, you can personalize the filling and spices to your own liking. Just make sure you don’t skip the buttermilk, though. It keeps the cake moist and flavorful.

Oh, and the absolute best part of making a cake for breakfast: You can make the batter the night before and then store it in the refrigerator. When you wake up, preheat the oven and sprinkle the top with turbinado or plain sugar. Let it bake while you enjoy your coffee and wait for your sleepy houseguests to wake up. When they do, they will crown you the best host or hostess of the holiday season!