Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

We have been gearing up for summer in our house and that means plenty of gatherings.  I have a variety of recipes that I like to take to these gatherings, when I’m asked to bring dessert cupcakes are always a hit.  Most recently these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting have been off the charts with everyone’s taste buds.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

We all know how much I love lemon and it’s hard to go wrong when paring them with fresh blueberries.  I am glad I stocked up recently when they went on sale and I look forward to one more really good sale on them.

Using frozen blueberries in these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes helps keep them distributed better throughout the cupcakes rather than allow them to sink to the bottom.  This tip also works wonderful for blueberry muffins.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
 
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Ingredients
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1¼ Cups granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 T Baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 Cup blueberries
  • ¼ Cup sugar for blueberries
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 Cups powder sugar
  • 1 Cups softened unsweetened butter cream butter
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T of heavy whipping cream.
Instructions
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place cupcake paper into the cupcake pan. Set aside
  3. Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high until creamy. Add granulated and brown sugars and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until everything is combined, about 2 full minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. In a large sized bowl, add together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Then begin to slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  6. Beat on low speed for 5 seconds, then add the milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  7. Remove from the mixer and stir lightly until everything is just combined.
  8. Place aside.
  9. In a small sauce pan. Pour in one cup of blueberries and ¼ cup of sugar. Cook down the blueberries into a compote for 5 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes and pour into the batter.
  10. Using a ice cream scoop. Scoop batter into cupcake tins and place in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
  1. In a small sauce pan. Pour in one cup of blueberries and ¼ cup of sugar. Cook down the blueberries into a compote for 5 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes and pour into the batter.
  2. Using a ice cream scoop. Scoop batter into cupcake tins and place in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  3. In a mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until blended and then increase speed to medium beat for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add Lemon juice and heavy cream and continue to beat on medium speed for a few more minutes. Add in more powder sugar if necessary.
  5. Garnish with a blueberry or lemon zest

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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  1. says

    I love the combo of lemon and blueberry. I also have a stockpile of blueberries because the price has been so great! Looking forward to this!

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