Desserts

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

These Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes are moist and fluffy cake with delicious cream cheese icing, it’s the perfect dessert recipe to celebrate summer

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Lighter, with that tart-sweet taste and I love taking advantage of the cheaper prices this time of year. It’s a great excuse to make my Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake!

My baking changes with the seasons, are you the same? During the colder months, it’s all about the caramels and chocolates, and a lot of these Root Beer Cupcakes.

Right now, hello Summer, I can’t get enough fresh fruit and berries. So like these delicious Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies, I’m combining the best of summer flavours into a mouthwatering dessert recipe.

I’m bringing berries back with Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes!

For the past couple of weeks, there has been bowl after bowl of fresh blueberries in my fridge. Washed, ready and waiting, we all grab a handful many times throughout the day.

A few bowls later, I decided to bake something with them. Or else there’d literally be nothing left but regret.

In my thinking, then I could get more. I adore blueberries – if only they were this available, fresh and perfectly priced all year long!

It’s a good think I buy in bulk near the end of the season and freeze them though. That helps a ton with my cravings and to enjoy into the next season.

There are so many recipes to make with blueberries, breakfast dishes to desserts. So, I let the kids decide and they chose my Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes recipe.

Actually, I don’t think I had made Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes since last summer and then previously, the summer before that.

So this one is a true summer dessert through and through. Yet I also mad-love these Blueberry Pie Bars. So simple to make and exploding with taste.

From the moist and fluffy cake to the delicious cream cheese icing, the taste of blueberry and lemon is divine. These 2 ingredients go together like summer and berries!

Enjoy!

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes are moist and fluffy cake with delicious cream cheese icing, it's the perfect dessert recipe to celebrate summer and use those fresh berries.

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES

  • 3 cups flour {+ 2 tbsp flour}
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

FOR THE ICING

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt - then, set this bowl aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Then, mix in vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. Set the mixer on low speed and add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the milk, and the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated, but don't over-beat.
  6. In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with the 2 tablespoons of flour, to coat.
  7. Using a spatula, gently fold the berries into the cake batter but don't over mix.
  8. Divide the batter evenly among muffin pan cups.
  9. Bake 16-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center, comes out clean.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.

FROSTING

  1. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and cream cheese and beat until fluffy.
  2. Add icing sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Mix until thick and creamy, then pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  4. Garnish with blueberries and leftover lemon zest if you have some left over.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 47gProtein: 3g

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38 Comments

  1. They look amazing! We keep bees and they go to blueberry fields for pollination in June. This year we’re trading blueberries for some honey and I will be making these!

  2. These sound really good! I love blueberries and lemon so a perfect combination, will have to make up a batch of these this weekend!

  3. These looks so good! I can’t wait until the blueberry bushes in the backyard are ready to be picked.

  4. Two of my favourite things are lemon and blueberries! These cupcakes are right up my alley!

  5. I love Blueberries and Lemon together! Thanks so much for the recipe, I’m going to make these soon!

  6. I bake with lemons a lot. These look so good and perfect for summer! Lemon zest and a few extra berries on top make these sensational!!

  7. Same here berries in everything during the summer from pancakes to muffins! I will try your lemon blueberry muffins for sure!

  8. Such a great recipe, especially with the lie berries being so abundant. I love that it uses real ingredients!

  9. These recipes look delicious and i have some fresh blueberries that are begging to be used!

  10. these will be so perfect for the summer – fresh, zingy and delicious! perhaps paired with a lemonade and a lemonade stand? that’s an activity for the kids right there!

  11. I’ve recently become a fan of baking with lemon. Just love the taste…
    With blueberries, this sounds so yummy!

  12. These sound delicious, and I bet I could make them gluten free. It will just have to wait for a cold weekend morning, otherwise our house will be smokin hot!

  13. Love that friends are making this Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes recipe – lots of great feedback guy, keep ’em coming!

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