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Blueberry Cupcakes Filled with Lemon Blueberry Frosting


  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x

Ingredients

  • Blueberry Cupcakes:
  • 1 Box of vanilla cake mix or 1 recipe for vanilla cake mix from scratch. Make sure that you have all of the ingredients listed on the back of the cake box.
  • 1 and 1/4 cup blueberries
  • Blueberry Lemon Frosting:
  • 8 Ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 Cup blueberries, smashed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • *Extra lemon zest for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to directions, from scratch or using a box mix.
  3. Add 1 and 1/4 cup of blueberries to cake batter and beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds, until blueberries are combined, it is OK if you smash them a little bit.
  4. Grease a cupcake pan and fill each spot about 3/4 of the way full. You don’t want them getting too big when they bake.
  5. Bake in the 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until browned on top and cooked through. when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Take cupcake pan out of the oven and remove cupcakes to a cooling rack. If using one cupcake pan you will have to bake in two batches.
  7. Make the frosting: in a medium sized bowl combine cream cheese, butter, smashed blueberries, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice, and brown sugar.
  8. Cream with an electric mixer for about 1 – 2 minutes until it all comes together. Set aside.
  9. Once cupcakes are thoroughly cooled, cut each one in half and fill with about 1 – 2 tablespoons of frosting.
  10. Garnish the top with a dollop of frosting and lemon zest, if desired.