6.23.2009

Double Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting



This week's BSI is being hosted by none other than the fabulous Reeni of Cinnamon and Spice. The ingredient Reeni has chosen for this week is Blueberries.

I decided on these yummy Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes. I just love this flavor combination!



Here is what you will need for these scrumptious little cupcakes:
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
Using an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla, lemon extract, lemon rind, and eggs (1 at a time), stir to combine. In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk, milk, and flour to the butter mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds to combine, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gently fold in the Blueberries.

Fill paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Make 2 dozen cupcakes.



For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 oz of light cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Combine cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and lemon extract. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.



I have to tell you that I am quite the klutz and so far this week I have managed to stab my hand with a knife and grate my knuckle on the cheese grater while grating my lemon peel. I feel like such a chef! :0)

These came out so wonderfully moist and delicious. I know you will love them!


~Blueberries are Good~


30 comments:

Jamie said...

I love hearing about other people doing klutzy stuff in the kitchen! It is so reassuring!

And I think lemons and blueberries were just made to go together. These cupcakes look fabulous!

Jenn said...

Mmmm...cupcake. I love that the bottom layer is a blue stripe. I'm craving this as a midnight snack now. LOL. Fruit at night is good. =)

Katy ~ said...

So moist and fluffy looking! I haven't made cupcakes in the longest time because they come out so dry, but I see how beautiful yours is, and now I must make these. Saving this!

Moonspinner said...

Thats no good about the accidents, the cupcakes look good though.

Denise said...

The picturfe of that cupcake is calling me. These look awesome and I am bookmarking. Great combo, lemon and blueberry

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cupcakes look soooo good! I'd love one for breakfast. The cream cheese frosting puts them over the top.

Donna-FFW said...

The frosting on these sounds so delicious. All those cuts and scrapes are signs of a chef in my book:)

Ginger said...

Hey Kim,

I think we must have been "best" friends in another life. I just grated my knuckle on the cheese grater trying to grate onions! That does not feel good!! The cupcakes look delicious. Did you get a new camera??? Love the photos.

Cathy said...

Would it be wrong to just want the icing in a bowl with a spoon???

♥peachkins♥ said...

This cupcake is calling my name....mmmmmmm...

CookiePie said...

Yummy-looking cupcakes! And I love lemon + blueberry :)

Reeni said...

These are delicious little treats! I love lemon and blueberry together. Thanks for your yummy entry!!

Randi Troxell said...

if i come to your house will you make me a variety of ALL your cupcakes you've posted about... pretty please... lol!!

Sweta said...

Looks great-love the combo :)

giz said...

Just reading the title is enough to put me under. I thought I tested every possible lemon cupcake - wrong-O. I love the liners - are they Martha?

5 Star Foodie said...

Scrumptious cupcakes! I would love to get that lemon extract - not sure I've seen it before. Btw, the widget looks perfect :)

Chef E said...

That last photo of the cupcake is like a piece of art!

Gosh if I wrote a book on the mishaps of a chef's kitchen you might think I was an idiot! Pies without the eggs, but somehow I got it all down and I do love lemon, so this is a keeper!

Little Miss Baker said...

Nice work Kim! These look delish!!

Mary said...

These look incredibly good and I plan to try them this weekend.

finsmom said...

That is one yummy looking cupcake! I really like the lemon and blueberry combo - so tasty!

Michelle said...

Oh this would be perfect for me now! :)

Delectable Dining said...

These look wonderful! I love the blueberry/lemon combo!

girlichef said...

These look awesome...love that line of blue on the bottom! Send a few my way ;)

Hummingbird Appetite said...

yum yum! You can't go wrong with blueberries and lemon.

Julia said...

U R KILLIN' ME!!!

Pam said...

Those are yummy! I love the cupcake liners, mine are so plain.

Be careful! Yesterday, I tried to cat the blade from my food processor as it fell to the floor. Luckily I missed!

Kathy B! said...

OH. MY. GOSH.

Why, why can't we be next door neighbors?! Surely you need a taster to evaluate all this good stuff...

I have five blueberry bushes that are going to be raided today.

Debbie said...

I sliced all the way down my finger this week with a bread knife. Good times!
These look incredible.

teresa said...

I love this combination! These look so good! The blueberry stripe on the bottom is my favorite.

Sarah said...

These sound heavenly! I love the lemon and blueberry combo - classic and delicious!

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