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Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake with Agave and Pistachios Recipe

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Hey there, my friend. 👋 Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this divine Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake.

It is a heavenly fusion of tangy citrus, sweet berries, and nutty pistachios – a true delight for the senses.

And the best part?

It is a breeze to whip up, so you can enjoy this super delicious treat without breaking a sweat.


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Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake with Agave and Pistachios Recipe

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 400 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup pistachios chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round or square baking pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray, and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract and orange zest.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and orange juice to the wet mixture in three additions, mixing just until combined after each addition. Do not overmix.
  • Gently fold in the fresh or thawed frozen blueberries with a spatula.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Drizzle the agave nectar over the top of the batter, and sprinkle evenly with the chopped pistachios.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve the Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake warm or at room temperature, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.


  1. Use room temperature ingredients for best results.
  2. Don’t overmix the batter to prevent a dense, tough cake.
  3. If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw them before folding them into the batter.
  4. For an extra burst of orange flavor, add 1-2 tablespoons of orange zest to the batter.
  5. Tent the cake with foil if the top starts to brown too quickly during baking.
Keyword agave, cake, pistachios, Quick And Easy recipe, summer

Utensils You Need To Make this Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake with Agave and Pistachios:

These are the utensils and/or equipments you need to make this recipe above:

  1. Mixing bowls
  2. Whisk or hand mixer
  3. Measuring cups and spoons
  4. Zester or grater
  5. Spatula
  6. Baking pan (round or square)
  7. Parchment paper or cooking spray
  8. Toothpick or cake tester
  9. Wire rack (for cooling)

Why You Will Love This Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake with Agave and Pistachios Recipe

This Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake is a true lifechanger, and here’s why you’ll fall head over heels for it:

  1. It is delicious.
  2. The texture is out of this world. I an not joking.
  3. It is a breeze to make – you do not need any fancy techniques or hard-to-find ingredients required, just a few simple steps, and voilà. You’ll have a stunning cake that looks like it came straight from a bakery.
  4. It can be served for brunch or lunch– serve it warm for brunch, or let it cool and enjoy it as a delicious afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee.
  5. It is perfect for all occasions.

Alternative Ingredients:

If you do not have the Ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below.

Original IngredientAlternative
All-purpose flourWhole wheat flour or gluten-free flour blend
Unsalted butterCoconut oil or vegan butter
Granulated sugarMaple syrup or coconut sugar
EggsFlax eggs (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water per egg)
Orange juiceLemon juice or apple cider vinegar
BlueberriesRaspberries, blackberries, or strawberries
Agave nectarHoney or maple syrup
PistachiosAlmonds, walnuts, or pecans

Here’s a quick rundown of how to make this delicious Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake:

Some SERIOUS Expert Tips

  • Use fresh, seasonal berries for the best flavor and texture.
  • Don’t overmix the batter to prevent a tough cake.
  • Check for doneness a few minutes before the recommended baking time to avoid overbaking.
  • Let the cake cool completely before glazing or frosting, if desired.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra-indulgent treat.

What to Serve with Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake with Agave and Pistachios:

This delicious Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake is a wonderful treat that pairs beautifully with a variety of beverages and accompaniments. Here are some suggestions to elevate your brunch experience:

  • Freshly brewed coffee or tea
  • Mimosas or bellinis
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Yogurt parfaits
  • Crispy bacon or sausage patties
  • Scrambled or poached eggs
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (for a decadent dessert twist.)

Frequently asked questions About This Recipe

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can absolutely use frozen blueberries in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them first and pat them dry to remove any excess moisture before folding them into the batter.

Can I substitute the agave nectar with something else?

Yes, you can. Honey or maple syrup would make excellent substitutes for the agave nectar in this recipe. Just keep in mind that the flavor profile may be slightly different, but still delicious.

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this Blueberry Orange Brunch Cake a day or two in advance. Store it in an airtight container at room temperature, and it will stay fresh and moist. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months if you’d like to make it even further in advance.

Can I use a different type of nut instead of pistachios?

Definitely. Almonds, walnuts, or pecans would all make wonderful alternatives to the pistachios in this recipe. Just choose your favorite, or use a combination of nuts for added crunch and flavor.

Can I add a glaze or frosting to this cake?

Yes, you can. This cake would be delicious with a simple glaze or cream cheese frosting. Just be sure to let the cake cool completely before adding any glaze or frosting, so it doesn’t melt or become too soggy.

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