Delicious Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting – simple proven recipe

This blueberry cupcake is so striking, people will take notice. The special magic ingredient is freeze dried blueberries!

Delicious Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting - simple proven recipe

Ingredients

For cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1.2 oz (34 grams) freeze dried blueberries, pulverized in a mini food processor
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pureed fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For frosting:

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1.2 oz (34 grams) freeze dried blueberries, pulverized in a mini food processor
  • 3-5 cups of confectioners sugar

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners.
  • Mix together flour. baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup or bowl, mix together buttermilk, blueberry puree and vanilla extract. Set aside until needed.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl until pale, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in pulverized blueberries.
  • Mix in flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two batches of buttermilk mixture.
  • Mix until just combined, scraping down bowl as needed. (I like to mix the last bit by hand using a spatula to make sure I get all the stuff at the bottom.)
  • Scoop batter into cupcake tins.
  • Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 21 to 24 minutes.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool in tins for 10 minutes, and then remove cupcakes and place them on a cooling rack.

Frosting:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix butter until it is softened and uniform.
  • Add cream cheese and beat together until it is uniform.
  • Add pulverized blueberries.
  • Add 3 cups of sugar to the mixture and mix.
  • Add more sugar if necessary.
  • Mix again until mixture is creamy and spreadable.
  • Add more sugar if necessary, otherwise prepare to frost cake.

Delicious Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting - simple proven recipe

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