Moist lemon cupcakes topped with bright, beautiful blueberry frosting. If you're looking for the prettiest cupcakes around - these lemon blueberry cupcakes are just the thing.
2tbsplemon zestuse 1 tbsp for less strong lemon flavor
1 1/2cupscake flournot self rising*
1/2cupplain Greek yogurtI recommend using full fat
1 1/3cupsblueberriesfresh or frozen
3 - 3.5cupspowdered sugar
1tablespoonwhipping creamas needed
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a muffin pan with muffin papers.
In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until fluffy.
Beat in the egg whites and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Carefully beat in about 1/2 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, followed by about 1/2 of the yogurt. Repeat with the rest of the flour mixture and yogurt.
Stir in the lemon juice.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake for 16-19 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Add the blueberries to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Gently stir as the blueberries start to soften. The mixture will start to gently boil and form a thick sauce. (About 10-15 minutes at a gentle boil).
Remove from the heat and push the blueberry sauce through a strainer to remove any large chunks.
Place in the fridge to cool fully.
In a a large bowl beat the butter until soft. Then beat in 2 cups of the powdered sugar.
Beat in 2-3 tablespoons of the reduced blueberry mixture (it needs to be fully cold first).
Then beat in the rest of the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time, followed by 1 tablespoon of cream if needed until the desired sweetness is reached.
Frost the cooled cupcakes using a piping bag and tip (I used a 1M tip) or a knife.
*If you don't have cake flour, sift together 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch as a substitute. **Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen and then thawed in the fridge overnight.
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 569Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Vitamin A 618IU12%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.