Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting
- Lemon Cupcakes:
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 4 egg whites
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- Blueberry Compote Filling:
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 7 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Fill the cupcake pan with paper liners.
Beat the granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy in a standing mixer. Beat in the eggs. Add the lemon zest and juice and beat until combined.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Alternately add the buttermilk and flour mixture to the standing mixer, beating well between each addition.
Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Refrigerate the cupcakes until they are completely cooled.
For the filling: Cook 1/3 cup water, 1 cup of the blueberries and granulated sugar over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the blueberries begin to burst, add the remaining 1 cup blueberries and cook on medium heat, 8 to 10 minutes. The filling is done when it coats the back of a metal spoon.
For the frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy in a standing mixer. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat until light and fluffy.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.