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Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 244 kcal
Author Samantha

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour, or regular all-purpose flour, I use ‘Bob’s Red Mill Baking 1-1 Gluten Free Flour’*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, thawed if using frozen

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 150 g cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 70 g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest, approx. 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups icing sugar/confectioners sugar, plus extra if needed
  • 1 punnet fresh blueberries
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Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºC). Line a 12-hole regular cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter first and then set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar, mix well.
  4. Pour in milk, eggs, vanilla and the melted butter.
  5. Using a hand mixer, or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the mixture for 40 seconds on medium speed. Scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Add blueberries and gently fold through batter until just combined.
  7. Divide batter amongst cupcake liners, filling each up 3/4 of the way full. NOTE: this recipe makes 10-12 cupcakes.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed or a toothpick inserted into the middle of one cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Cool cakes in pan for 2 minutes.
  10. Transfer cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, using an electric beater/whisk attachment, add softened cream cheese, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat on high until softened and well combined.
  2. Add 1 cup of icing sugar and beat until just combined. Add second cup of icing sugar and beat for 1 minute until light and creamy, scraping down the sides when needed. NOTE: add a little more icing sugar if the batter is too wet/runny and won’t hold it’s shape when cupcakes are frosted. A warm/humid room can make your icing too soft.
  3. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.
  4. Place a small handful of fresh blueberries onto frosting.
  5. Dust a little icing sugar over blueberries if desired.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container, refrigerated or in the pantry, for 3-4 days.

* I use Bob’s Red Mill Baking 1-1 Gluten Free Flour.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 138mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.