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Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Serves 20

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk full-cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 batches of my cream cheese frosting
  • 2 lemons zested
  • 1 tbsp blueberry jam
  • 1 tsp lemon essence optional


  • 1 batch cream cheese frosting



  • Preheat oven to 160C
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients. Turn mixer on low and allow it to mix for a couple minutes.
  • Next combine all of the wet ingredients (except the butter) in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add softened butter into dry ingredients and mix until the batter appears grainy with a sand-like texture to it. Next, add wet ingredients in a slow and steady stream to the bowl until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Zest 1 lemon into the mixture and fold in gently. Place about 2 tsp of blueberry into each cupcake liner and scoop the batter on top. Fill about just over ¾ of the way.
  • Bake for 20 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • While cupcakes are baking and cooling prepare your cream cheese frosting by placing a couple drops of purple food gel into your frosting and blueberry jam and whip on high using the paddle attachment for about 30 seconds.
  • Frost your cupcakes using a Wilton 6B tip in a swirl. Finish off with a generous amount of lemon zest.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 20g
Calories : 191kcal
Carbonhydrates: 19g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 33mg
Sodium: 148mg
Potassium : 54mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 2g
Vitamin A: 198IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 70mg
Iron: 1mg
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