Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

  • Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the best cupcakes to make in the spring because they bring that cheery feeling into the kitchen! A great way to ring in warmer weather!

    Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the epitome of warm weather.

    I love the bursts of lemon throughout this cupcake.

    The frosting is so good and the cake is really moist.

    My coworker said it was dense, but Jason and I thought it was pretty fluffy.

    At least it’s moist, that’s the key. I hate biting into a cupcake or cake and have it be crumbly dry. I feel like gagging when that happens.

    Why these lemon blueberry cupcakes are perfect for spring

    They are actually perfect for year-round baking but they remind me a lot of spring so that’s when I tend to bake them.

    As soon as spring rolls around, I start thinking all things lemon and what pairs well with it!

    Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the best cupcakes to make in the spring because they bring that cheery feeling into the kitchen! A great way to ring in warmer weather!

    What kind of frosting is on top

    Omg, it’s like the most amazing lemony, fluffy, and creamy frosting.

    It has cream cheese in it so you know it’s extra good with that creamy cheesy tang!

    Can I use another fruit if I don’t like blueberries

    I think raspberries would work well in this and blackberries too.

    Perhaps strawberry, as well.

    Honestly, I haven’t tried it with any other berry but since those berries I mentioned above don’t have a high liquid content (compared to like an apple or something), they should be okay.

    Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the best cupcakes to make in the spring because they bring that cheery feeling into the kitchen! A great way to ring in warmer weather!

    What is the texture of this cupcake

    It’s fluffy and tender.

    Can I make these ahead of time

    You could bake the cupcakes off ahead of time and then frost them right before your event.

    Can I freeze the frosting

    No, it’ll be too watery when you defrost.

    Can I freeze the cupcake

    I suppose you could but I personally haven’t tried it and I’m not sure what it’d do to the texture.

    Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the best cupcakes to make in the spring because they bring that cheery feeling into the kitchen! A great way to ring in warmer weather!

    Lemon blueberry cupcakes are the best cupcakes to make in the spring because they bring that cheery feeling into the kitchen! A great way to ring in warmer weather! #lemonblueberry #cupcakes #cupcakelover #cupcakerecipe #dessertrecipes #bakingrecipes

    Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    With bursts of lemon flavor, these moist cupcakes are the epitome of warm weather!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 12 dozen
    Calories: 232 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
    • 10 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup 2% milk
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries (you can use frozen too)
    For the frosting:
    • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    Instructions
    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line muffin pan with muffin liners.
    2. In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour plus 1 tbsp. of all purpose flour. Whisk together with sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
    3. In another bowl, whisk together melted butter and egg. Then whisk in buttermilk, milk, and the lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients into the bowl of the dry ingredients and stir and mix until all is incorporated.
    4. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with the remaining 1 tbsp. of flour. This ensures that the blueberries won't sink to the bottom of the batter when you add them to the batter.
    5. Add the flour coated blueberries to the batter and gently fold them in until all incorporated.
    6. Using an ice cream scoop, evenly divide batter amongst the 12 muffin cups.
    7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcakes come out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
    8. In the meantime, while the cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting by beating together, in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream cheese and butter with the lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt. Gently add in the powdered sugar and the lemon juice. Beat until the frosting has come together.
    9. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, place frosting in a piping bag and pipe frosting on top of cupcakes. Garnish with three fresh blueberries. Repeat for all cupcakes.
    10. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
    Recipe Notes

    Source: slightly adapted from Cooking Light, January 2007

    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
    Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
    Calories 232 Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8g 12%
    Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 25g
    Protein 3g 6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

     

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  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum! This is such a perfect recipe, I just love lemon & blueberry together :)

  • Linda says:

    These look amazing – your photography is just beautiful too. The pictures are so clear I could almost take a cupcake out of my computer screen. Lol.

  • Sarah says:

    I never comment on blogs, but I made these for my sister’s bridal shower over the weekend and they were the hit of the party! And they went very nicely with her blue and yellow theme ;) Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Julie says:

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear this :)

  • kelli says:

    Made these! They were a big hit. Very tasty! Thanks for the post.

    • Julie says:

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them :)

  • Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden says:

    I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  • Bloga Momma says:

    I made some similar cupcakes this week and they were really yummy. Not nearly as perfect looking as these, but nice and light and fresh all the same. Yours look just amazing!!

  • Sarah says:

    What if I don’t have buttermilk? Can I use regular milk?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Sarah, no, you definitely need buttermilk in this recipe. If you just have regular milk, you can add 1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar to the 1/2 cup of milk to make your own buttermilk! :)

  • Nancy says:

    Thank you

  • Kathy says:

    These look gorgeous ! I don’t have powdered sugar as I rarely use them. Can I substitute with regular sugar or other ingredients? Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      In order to make the frosting, you definitely need powdered sugar. Sorry!

  • Debbie says:

    Please can you convert the measurements to grams please?

  • Debbie says:

    Sounds great and light for club!!

  • Karen Serbeniuk says:

    Hi! Hey I think something is wrong. I “pinned” cheesy hash browns recipe and everytime I try to get the recipe or visit it it takes me to the Lemon/Blueberry cupcake recipe. Could you check out if you have a glitch??

    • Julie says:

      Hi, I don’t control pins on pinterest. If someone pinned it with the wrong URL (in this case, it seems like they pinned the cheesy hashbrown casserole with the link to the lemon blueberry cupcakes) it’ll always take you the URL they pinned it with. Here is the direct link to the recipe you are looking for: https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/cheesy-hashbrown-casserole/

  • Tammy L says:

    Just made these for the 2nd time! My husband had requested them for his birthday, as they’re that good! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for the feedback!

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