Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

50 mins
16
intermediate

This recipe was created by the owner of Cloud 9 Confections, Beth Lukens. She paired up with Wish Farms, The Epicurean hotel and Elevage restaurant to bring us some of her delicious Florida Blueberry Season inspired blueberry cupcake recipes! In the Tampa area? Order your own batch of ‘from scratch’ homemade sweets today!

Ingredients

Cupcakes
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided
  • ¾ cup cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • additional blueberries for garnish

Directions

Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 and line 16 cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the ¾ cup flour, cake flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the lemon zest, vanilla, and lemon juice, and beat until combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk.
  • In a small bowl toss the blueberries with the 2 tablespoons flour to coat.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the cake batter, being careful not to crush them.
  • Divide batter among 16 cupcake lines, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched.
  • Let cool 5-10 minutes in the pan then transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the lemon juice and lemon zest, and beat until combined.
  • Slowly add the sugar and mix until combined, then beat for an extra minute or two until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with fresh blueberries for garnish.