Old Fashioned Blueberry Delight Cake

Blueberry Delight Cake – Nilla wafer crust, lemon ricotta cake layers, ricotta filling, blueberry compote, and blueberry buttercream.

Blueberry Delight Bars

Last week I introduced you to my grandma’s Blueberry Delight dessert. This delicious and easy dessert is made up of a simple Nilla wafer crust, a whipped cream filling and blueberry compote. I not only loved how simple this dessert was to make, but I also loved the flavors and textures! So much so, that I just had to create a cake inspired by this beloved family recipe.

Grandma's Blueberry Delight - no-bake, layered dessert made of Nilla wafers, whipped cream and blueberry compote.  #cakebycourtney #blueberrydelight #nobakedessert #layereddessert

Blueberry Delight Cake

To turn this dessert into a cake, I used some of the very same elements as the bars and then added a few twists of my own!

Blueberry Delight Cake Elements

  • Nilla wafer crust – similar to the bars, this cake starts with a Nilla wafer crust made of butter, cookies and sugar. You’ll bake the crust on its own for just a bit before adding the batter and baking again.
  • Lemon ricotta cake layers – the cake layers are based off my Olive Oil Ricotta Cake, but you’ll see we’re using grape seed oil instead of olive oil in these layers. Grapeseed oil has less flavor than olive oil.
  • Ricotta filling – for the ricotta filling, I made homemade ricotta (super easy) and added it to some powdered sugar and whipped cream. You’ll find the same recipe in my Ricotta Beet Cake. I love how the tangy cheese flavor pairs with the other flavors in this cake.
  • Blueberry compote – the blueberry compote is exactly the same as the one my grandma uses in her recipe. I think you’ll love the hint of cinnamon.
  • Blueberry buttercream – for the buttercream, I used my go-to vanilla buttercream and added some of the smooth puree from the blueberry compote.

Cake Assembly

Make sure to follow the instructions below to ensure you stack this Blueberry Delight Cake properly.


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