Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes

We picked a lot of blueberries on Monday so I needed a recipe so they didn't go to waste.  I found this recipe on  They have some great stuff.


1          box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon cake mix
1 1/2    cups fresh blueberries
3/4       cup water
1/3       cup vegetable oil
1          tablespoon grated lemon peel
2          eggs
1          package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened

Frosting and Garnish
2 1/2    cups powdered sugar
3/4       cup unsalted butter, softened
1          teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2       teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1 1/4    teaspoons vanilla
1          tablespoon milk
1          cup fresh blueberries
I added some lemon extract to make the frosting more lemony...I think it needed it!
Lemon peel, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

  • Heat oven to 375°F for shiny metal pans (or 350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

  • In small bowl, gently toss 2 tablespoons of the dry cake mix with 1 1/2 cups blueberries to coat; set aside.

  • In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, water, oil, lemon peel, eggs and cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold blueberry mixture into batter. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until tops are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

  • In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the salt, vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk on high speed about 4 minutes or until smooth and well blended, adding more milk by teaspoonfuls if needed. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Garnish with 1 cup blueberries the lemon peel and mint leaves. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


Anonymous said...

These look so summery! Yummo!

From Marriage To Motherhood said...

Pretty, AND they look delicious : )

Elizabeth said...

These look so yummy!
I love anything flavored like lemon!!! I'm so excited to be following you now!