Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes begin with a moist and tender lemon cupcake that’s dotted with juicy blueberries. Topped with an incredible sweet and tangy delicate lemon cream cheese frosting, blueberry lemonade icing and a blueberry.
While pretty and homemade, this is a very simple recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for spring & summer.
It’s day 2 of our 2019 Summer Dessert Week! Huge thanks to Angie over at Big Bear’s Wife for creating this event, securing our sponsors and putting a lot of hard work into the entire event.
This week you will discover desserts galore!
You are sure to find a dessert that fits any need. From a backyard pool party to a simple summer snack. A group of us have come together to share some of our favorite summertime dessert recipes with you!
I chose to share these Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes today.
They are incredible and while they look incredibly elegant, they are so easy to put together and they were a huge hit at a recent brunch.
The lighter lemon flavor blends beautifully with the sweetness of the blueberries. The cupcakes are divine! They even have blueberries in the batter!
I had a little help from my friends at Wilton and Adam’s Extract to make these cupcakes.
For Summer Dessert Week Wilton provided us with baking goods galore, and Adam’s Extracts provided us with plenty of extract to make up lots of baked goods!
Frequently asked questions about these Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes:
Can I make this into a blueberry lemon cake?
Yes. It’s enough for a 2-layer 8 inch layer cake. Line the bottom of the cake pans first, then grease the sides. They’ll take about 21-25 minutes to bake.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes. You can make the cake and the frosting up to 24 hours ahead. Make the cake and allow it to cool completely.
Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and store at room temperature.
Do not pre-frost the cupcakes. Store the lemon cream cheese frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow it to sit at room temperature about 20-30 minutes and blend it again. Decorate as desired.
Can I use a different frosting?
If you aren’t interested in the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, you can use a store bought lemon frosting instead, or simply just use a Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
More Delicious Summer Desserts
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
- No Churn Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone Ice Cream from Big Bear’s Wife
- Cotton Candy Ice Cream from Jen Around the World
- Brownie Bottom Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Strawberry Ice Cream from Family Around the Table
- S’Mores Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Glazed Donut Strawberry Shortcake Boozy Milkshake from Sweet ReciPEAS
Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:
- Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Whipping Cream Pound Cake from Pastry Chef Online
- Blueberry Lemonade Mermaid Cupcakes from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Lemon Popsicle Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes from 4 Sons R Us
- Lemon Blueberry Cake from Back To My Southern Roots
- Peach Pie Scones with Maple Glaze from Sweet Beginnings
- Lemon Lime Cheesecake from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Blackberry Crumble Bars from Creative Southern Home
- Creamsicle Cake Bars from My Sweet Zepol
- Orange Cream Dipped Cookies from Cookaholic Wife
- Bomb Pop Jello Shots from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Cake Mix
If you would rather make this recipe with a cake mix, that’s fine too. Make your cake mix as directed. It would be best to use a white or golden cake mix.
Gather your ingredients needed to make the cake mix. Mix it all up and then add the lemon zest and lemon extract that is called for in the recipe below.
Bake as directed on your package.
Continue with the recipe as follows for the icing and topping.
Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Filling
If you want to add a blueberry filling to the center of these cupcakes, there are a couple of ways to do this.
Bake the cupcakes as directed. After they have cooled, you can add a blueberry filling by piping it into the cupcakes.
Blueberry Filling can be:
- Homemade Blueberry Filling
- Blueberry Jelly
- Blueberry Pie Filling
Ready to make these Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes?
Easy, incredibly moist and with a soft tender lemony crumb filled with sweet blueberries and a light lemon frosting that will make everyone keep coming back for more!
A great big shout out to Dixie Crystals for all the sugar used in my baking, Wilton for the candy melts and piping bags I used to decorate the cupcakes, and Adams Extract for the Vanilla and Lemon Extracts used to make the flavor pop in these.
Make these Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes into a Blueberry Lemon Cake
If you would rather turn this recipe into a Blueberry Lemon Cake, follow the recipe until you get to filling the cupcake pan.
Instead, it’s enough for a 2-layer 8 inch layer cake.
Line the bottom of the cake pans first, then grease the sides.
They’ll take about 21-25 minutes to bake at 350 degrees F.
The follow the recipe the rest of the way. Use more blueberries to decorate the top of the cake.