Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time:
50 min
30 min
20 min

24 cupcakes

  • Cupcakes:
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 to 12 cups powdered sugar

For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 24 paper liners.

Mix the flour, soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix thoroughly. Add the vanilla and lemon zest and mix to combine. Add the dry mixture in 3 parts alternating with the sour cream, ending with dry mixture. Stir in the blueberries. Fill the prepared tins two-thirds full and bake 16 to 20 minutes. Cool.

For the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla, lemon zest and juice and blend until combined. Add the powdered sugar gradually until combined.

Frost the cooled cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.

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Follow the directions and you'll have made your new, favorite cupcake. Delicious. I cut the frosting recipe in half and still had enough left over for about 2 more cupcakes. My 9 year old granddaughter requested these for her birthday. I'm so pleased they turned out so well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made it and it was soooooooooo good def a keeper item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the holiday season and I loved them!! The fresh blueberries make for a tart, sweet dessert that hits the spot after a hearty meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Made the cupcakes and the frosting. I Was Very happy with the Frosting but the cupcakes did not turn out good. But the frosting was exceptional! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The texture and flavor of the cake was good, but it did not live up to my expectations. I added the juice of one lemon to the batter, and substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream. I had to bake them for 22 minutes. When they came out they had risen nicely, but after cooling they dipped in and shrank quite a bit. The recipe gave me enough batter for 46 cupcakes. For the frosting I only used 6 cups of sugar and added the juice of one lemon. Overall they were decent, but sub par compared to other cupcake recipes I've tried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are actually blueberry muffins, not cupcakes. The texture is denser than cake. They also took longer to bake than the recipe states, and made more than 24 (about 32 muffins. The frosting recipe calls for 10 - 12 cups of powdered sugar. That's more than twice the amount called for in other cream cheese frosting recipes I found. I only used about 4 cups and the frosting tasted good. The photo shows blue frosting, but because of the lemon juice in the recipe the frosting turns out green (blue + yellow = green. They were good, but they are not cupcakes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious cupcakes! Fluffy and airy, soft, just enough sweet. I didn't make the icing, I prefer just the cake part. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cupcakes were excellent! My co-workers are still asking me to make these again and it's been months ago since I made them. They were light and loaded with flavor. I'll definitely keep them in rotation. I just wish I could get my hands on all of the recipes from Cupcake Wars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good, but they did not have the consistency of a cupcake and tasted more like a muffin with really sweet icing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My frosting curdled as soon as I added the lemon....did anyone else have that problem??? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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