Berry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

April 20, 2021
Created by Harmons
1 hour 30 minutes
Serves 8-10
  • Cake
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups mixed berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Generously butter a Bundt pan.

To make the cake, in a medium bowl, whisk or sift 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar, oil, and lemon zest until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl between each addition. Add vanilla and beat to combine.

Add 1/3 flour mixture to batter, slowly mixing until just combined. Add half the buttermilk, another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the remaining buttermilk and remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture. Turn off machine. Use a large spatula to combine batter.

In a small bowl, toss berries with remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Gently fold berries into cake batter. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake, rotating the cake 180° after 30 minutes, until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 55-60 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 30 minutes. Invert, remove from Bundt pan, and let cool completely.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt. Mix on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes. Pipe buttercream over cake.