Jul 10, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes


This is definitely a good choice for a summer cupcake. I had some fresh blueberries left over and I have been wanting to try my lemon cupcake recipe with the blueberries and they added just the zing I was looking for and turned out really yummy. I eat blueberries every day either in a smoothie or on oatmeal or just in a fruit mixture. Love them. I could see only one frosting on these cupcakes and that's lemon cream cheese frosting. Yum, this frosting really makes the cupcake.


Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:
Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time then add vanilla and lemon juice. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture and mix. Do not over mix. Fold in fresh blueberries.  Makes 1 dozen cupcakes.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
3 cups powdered sugar
blueberries for garnish

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Slowly add powdered sugar. Add vanilla, lemon and zest and blend until smooth.

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