Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes {Hello Summer}

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Everyday Enchanting on iheartnaptime.com

Hey there! My name is Nina and I am a blogger at Everyday Enchanting, where I share posts on many different topics- DIY, party inspiration, crafts, baking and more! I am so excited to be sharing a recipe with I Heart NapTime for the Hello Summer series! I have to confess- since remodeling our kitchen, I haven’t done a ton of baking. However, this gave me the perfect excuse to get back in the swing of things! And since it’s National Blueberry Month, I knew I wanted to use the seasonal fruit in my recipe, so I devised these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream!

The Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes come from a highly modified version of Martha Stewart’s Lemon Meringue Cupcake recipe. It is my go-to lemon cake recipe, with some changes I have made over time. The blueberries are a perfect tangy addition to these creamy cupcakes! The Blueberry Buttercream is based on my own personal buttercream recipe. The blueberry puree takes the place of the heavy cream I usually add to my frosting (and I’ve also made it with raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry puree- yum!).

I hope you enjoy these fun summer treats! I know my family did!

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream by Nina Hendrick

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Everyday Enchanting on iheartnaptime.com

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour ( I love White Lily Self-Rising Flour) or 3 cups all-purpose flour + 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons), plus 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • Blueberry Buttercream
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 lbs confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of blueberry puree

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare standard cupcake pan with liners.
  2. 2. In a separate bowl, mix flour (or flour + baking powder) and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. I prefer the paddle attachment for this recipe.
  4. 4. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Once mixed, add zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated. Use spatula to scrape sides of the bowl until batter is well combined.
  5. 5. Slowly add cup of milk. Mix until combined.
  6. 6. Gently fold in blueberries using spatula.
  7. 7. Add batter to cupcake pan until tins are 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Blueberry Buttercream
  9. Directions:
  10. To make blueberry puree: place 1 cup of blueberries in your blender or food processor.
  11. 1. Cream butter in stand mixer using paddle attachment until fluffy.
  12. 2. Add 1/2lb. of the confectioners sugar (1/4 of the bag). Mix until creamy.
  13. 3. Add vanilla extract until combined. Add another 1/2lb of the confectioners sugar. Mix until grains of frosting begin to form.
  14. 4. Add 1/4 cup of the blueberry puree and mix until creamy. Alternate between the remaining confectioner's sugar and blueberry puree until you achieve the desired consistency. It is okay to not use all of it! You are looking for a peanut butter consistency for optimal frosting.
  15. 5. Once cupcakes are cooled, frost using the tip of your choice and a frosting bag. I used the giant closed star tip from Bake it Pretty.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/lemon-blueberry-cupcakes/

*Some cupcake ingredients adapted from Martha Stewart’s Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Everyday Enchanting on iheartnaptime.com

Blueberry Buttercream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 lbs confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of blueberry puree

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Everyday Enchanting on iheartnaptime.com

Directions:

To make blueberry puree: place 1 cup of blueberries in your blender or food processor.

1. Cream butter in stand mixer using paddle attachment until fluffy.

2. Add 1/2lb. of the confectioners sugar (1/4 of the bag). Mix until creamy.

3. Add vanilla extract until combined. Add another 1/2lb of the confectioners sugar. Mix until grains of frosting begin to form.

4. Add 1/4 cup of the blueberry puree and mix until creamy. Alternate between the remaining confectioner’s sugar and blueberry puree until you achieve the desired consistency. It is okay to not use all of it! You are looking for a peanut butter consistency for optimal frosting.

5. Once cupcakes are cooled, frost using the tip of your choice and a frosting bag. I used the giant closed star tip from Bake it Pretty.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Everyday Enchanting on iheartnaptime.com

 

 

THANKS Nina for sharing this yummy cupcake recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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Comments

  1. Brandi posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm (#
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    These look delicious! I never would’ve thought to mix blueberry and lemon. I’ll have to try these out sometime.

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 11th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      The Lemon and blueberry combo is so refreshing! Hope you enjoy these cupcakes!

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  2. Jamielyn posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm (#
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    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  3. Coleen posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm (#
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    I’ve never tried anything with lemon AND blueberry but these look divine!!

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  4. Erin @ Simple Sweet & Savory posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:46 am (#
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    Love the lemon + blueberry combo and can’t wait to try these. Pinning!

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  5. Michelle posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm (#
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    The blueberry buttercream on these sounds divine! I can’t wait to substitute different fruits too!

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  6. Meghan posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm (#
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    These sound so yummy! Totally pinning to make later.

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  7. Sarah Marchant posted on August 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm (#
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    You’re making me hungry!

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