Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today in my kitchen I decided to whip up some cupcakes using fresh blueberries and lots of fresh lemon! Here's the recipe! They turned out super yummy!!!! Enjoy :-)

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flour


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • remaining blueberry filling

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with 12 liners. Whisk both flours in medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar; beat to blend. Beat in eggs, then next 3 ingredients. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Spoon 2 very full mini ice cream scoops into each liner.
  • Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.
  • For filing heat lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until bubbling. Stir constantly to keep mixture from burning. Add blueberries & lemon zest and stir to coat with sugar mixture. Continue to heat over low for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in flour to help thicken mixture. Cook for about 5 more minutes and then transfer to a glass bowl to cool.
  • For frosting blend all ingredients (except filling) together in electric mixer.
  • To assemble take cooled filling and put into a pastry bag with a round tip. Pipe filling into center of cupcake. Take remaining filling and fold carefully into frosting. Top each cupcake with scoop of frosting and viola!


  1. I tried this cupcake today, and it was oh so delicious! The blueberries make it a perfect cupcake for summer!

  2. Oh my goodness, these look so good. I wish I was there to taste them. I can tell these are definitely going to need to be on the menu. Unfortunately my strawberry bread pudding turned out horrible, so I'm not going to post it.