Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
30 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  • 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.

  • Core the cupcakes using an apple corer. Fill each cupcake core with the blueberry compote filling and top with the cream cheese frosting.

  • 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.


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