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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes - Recipe #130
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
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Mar 9, 2015      Comments:  2      Replies:  2     
Ingredients:
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 8 ounces block of cream cheese, softened
Zest of one large lemon
Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 Tablespoons, strained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups of powdered sugar

Cupcake ingredients:

3/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour, plus an additional 2 Tablespoons for blueberries
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 stick of butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
Zest of one large lemon
Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 Tablespoons, strained
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 container of blueberries, reserve about 16 for garnish, if desired
I love lemon. I love blueberries. This recipe is a match made in heaven. The key is using real lemons and blueberries in season.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place blueberries in the freezer and partially freeze. This will help all of the blueberries from sinking to the bottom. Line cupcake pans with liners. In a bowl, combine and whisk flours, salt and baking powder. In a mixer, combine butter and sugar. Add one egg at a time and combine. Add lemon zest and juice. Add 1/2 of flour mixture and then pour in the buttermilk and add the vanilla. Add the rest of the flour and combine. By hand, stir in blueberries. Fill cupcake liners up 2/3 full and bake for 20-24 minutes. This recipe yields 14-16 cupcakes. Cool completely before frosting.
Combine butter and cream cheese. Add lemon zest and beat till combined. Add lemon juice and mix well, once combined, add vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar, scrapping down the sides after each addition. Frost or pipe on cooled cupcakes. Garnish with reserved blueberries. Store in refrigerator if not serving immediately.
Cupcake recipe adapted from Vanilla Bakery.
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April J Harris (@apriljharris)      March 14, 2015 at 2:12 am      Reply                  
What pretty cupcakes – the icing is gorgeous! They sound really delicious too, Cydnee – I love lemon and blueberry together too. Pinning and will tweet.
Tampa Cake Girl      March 14, 2015 at 2:14 am      Reply      
Thank you so much April! The frosting is so creamy and dreamy. One of my favorite flavor combinations too!
Christine Stephens      March 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm      Reply                  
My kids would love these! Sent from Chris’s iPad
Tampa Cake Girl      March 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm      Reply      
Thank you Christine!