Blueberries ‘n Cream Cupcakes

These blueberries ‘n cream cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint of lemon. Top them with lush cream cheese frosting and they’ll be a new favorite!

These Blueberries 'n Cream Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint a lemon. Moist, flavorful, easy!

We are headed to sunny Mexico for my friend’s wedding! In the middle of all my packing and last minute errands this weekend, I took a break to bake a batch of cupcakes for my neighbors. A new recipe, full of juicy blueberries, a hint of lemon, and topped with ultra creamy cream cheese frosting.

These Blueberries 'n Cream Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint a lemon. Moist, flavorful, easy!

These Blueberries 'n Cream Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint a lemon. Moist, flavorful, easy!

Don’t they look like fresh blueberry muffins? They sort of are – only much lighter, fluffier, and flatter. Since they resemble muffins, these cream cheese frosting topped cupcakes are perfectly acceptable for breakfast. Hey, cream cheese is a breakfast food too!!

As I was saying, these gorgeous blueberry cupcakes are light, fluffy, and ultra soft. Very buttery and bursting of juicy berries throughout. I went a little heavy on the blueberries because I wanted them in every single bite. I also add a little extra vanilla and a dash of fresh lemon zest. Both additions really add something extra.

The combination of sweet blueberries, sweet vanilla, buttery cake, and lemon zest is out of this world! They are the perfect place for my favorite cream cheese frosting. If you love cream cheese frosting, this is a recipe you need.

Seriously, look how thick and creamy.

Simple Cream Cheese Frosting recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com - this stuff is the BEST!

I frosted the blueberry cupcakes with a round piping tip, which is best for cream cheese frosting. (Wilton #12 and Ateco #808 are my favorites.) If you don’t have a round piping tip, slather it onto the cupcakes with a knife. Just as tasty! If cream cheese frosting isn’t your thing, you could try these cupcakes with my strawberry whipped cream or vanilla buttercream instead.

These Blueberries 'n Cream Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint a lemon. Moist, flavorful, easy!

These blueberries ‘n cream cupcakes are perfect for spring and summertime. Though by using frozen blueberries you could make them year round! Trust me, after one taste – you’ll want to make them every chance you get.

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Blueberries ‘n Cream Cupcakes

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 14 cupcakes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These blueberries ‘n cream cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, juicy blueberries, and a hint of lemon. Top them with lush cream cheese frosting and they’ll be a new favorite!


Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 and 2/3 cup (210g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (62g) yogurt or sour cream*
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk*
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 and 1/3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw if using frozen)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces (224g) full-fat block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups (360g) confectioners’ sugar, plus an extra 1/4 cup if needed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two muffin pans with cupcake liners (this recipe makes 14 cupcakes, so there will be two batches). Set aside.
  2. Make the cupcakes: In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until combined. Set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Whisk in the granulated and brown sugars. Mixture will be thick. Vigorously whisk the egg, yogurt, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest until combined and uniform in texture. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  3. Divide batter among 14 cupcake liners and bake in batches for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. Make the frosting: In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes. If you want the frosting a little thicker, add the extra 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar (I add it).
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes immediately before serving. I used a Wilton #12 tip to pipe the frosting, but you can simple frost with a knife. Decorate with more blueberries if desired.
  6. Unfrosted cupcakes remain fresh covered tightly at room temperature for 3 days. Store frosted cupcakes in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Prepare cupcakes and frosting 1 day in advance. Keep cupcakes covered tightly at room temperature and the frosting covered tightly in the refrigerator. Unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before frosting and serving.
  2. Yogurt: You can use either Greek or regular yogurt.
  3. Milk: Recipe tested with unsweetened almond milk and skim milk. Use any milk, dairy or non, that you prefer.
  4. Cream Cheese: Use brick-style cream cheese. Not cream cheese spread.
  5. Mini Cupcakes: Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Single Layer Cake: This is essentially the same recipe as my easy funfetti cake recipe. Use the same baking pan, oven temperature, and baking time as that recipe.
  7. Be sure to check out my 10 tips for baking the BEST cupcakes before you begin!

Keywords: blueberries n cream cupcakes, blueberry cupcakes

152 Comments

  1. Great recipe! I also have a basic go to cupcake recipe that I can add things to create new flavours! I think adding a bit of lemon juice/zest to the cream cheese frosting would take it to another level ^_^ and yes! love cream cheese frosting! My favourite kind~

  2. Now THAT is some seriously creamy frosting. I can just see the thickness from here! I’d love to cozy up with that pink bowl and pink mixer..too cute 🙂

    And you make the best muffins/cupcakes! pinned

    Have fun in Mex! I know you will have the best time. Have at least 17 margaritas and pina coladas for me!

  3. I went to the Riviera Maya on my honeymoon (the Secrets Capri resort)! It was the best. You are going to have an amazing time!! I love the bikini, too. Target has the best stuff!
    And you’ll be able to eat the best food and take a baking break. Which will be sad for the rest of us, of course, but happy for you! 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever had a blueberry cupcake before, but muffins are delicious, and frosting makes everything even better! 😉 I think I’d add white-chocolate chips, because I’m like that ;). Have a great trip!!

  5. hi sally! just found this amazing your blog & delicious recipes. I can’t wait to try them! i actually left earlier a comment in your raspberry choc chip layer cake recipe and this question is about it. the recipe just sounded too perfect and I wanna try it soo bad. the only problem is that my boyfriend has celiac disease and I’d love to bake this to our house warming party. do you know if it’s possible to change the flour to gluten free ones?
    greeting from Finland btw xx

    1. I don’t suggest it – I really do not develop my recipes to be gluten free. Perhaps you can search for a gluten free cake recipe instead?

  6. LOVE your new bikini! Haha I am the same way at Target I end up with about twenty more things than I needed every time I go in! Love the flavors for these cupcakes and I love cream cheese frosting. So pretty Sally! Have a blast in Mexico and enjoy the warm weather and the wedding 🙂

  7. Irresistible cupcakes, Sally! I adore your bikini with the color scheme and polka dots…too cute! A co-worker of my hubby’s went on his honeymoon to Riviera Maya and we only heard good things after. Have a blast while in Mexico!

  8. First, love the cupcakes. I’m making these for sure. Second, love the bikini — ahhh, I remember the days when I could wear a bikini. By the way, how do you stay so darn thin and fit while making all of these fabulous treats? I don’t think I would fit through my front door! Third, Target … every time I go to Target by the time I reach the register my cart is full and I wonder how it happened. Glad to see I’m not the only one!

  9. You’re going to have so much fun in Mexico! Be sure to try authentic tres leches while you’re there, Sally! Love that bikini and even more crazy about the cupcakes. I adore blueberries.

  10. Sally have an awesome time on your trip. Stay safe too! I hope u post pics on ur twitter account. 🙂 Relax for once and I hope you get some beautiful weather!

  11. I know this post is about the cupcakes, but I just have to know… how do you bake such decadent desserts, and still fit into that bikini?!?! 🙂

  12. Just came back from a wedding at Azul Sensatori in Riviera Maya and it was the most fun I have ever had at a wedding. Enjoy yourself! I’ll be sure to try the recipe while you’re gone! My boys love your desserts!

  13. Those blueberry cupcakes look scrumptious, especially with that creamy, dreamy cream cheese frosting. Wish I could jump thru the screen and take a bite. Just got your cookbook from Amazon last week and have had so much fun going through it. I can’t decide what to make first. Great Job!

  14. Sally, looks like you’re going to have a blast over there is Mexico! I’ve been on both sides… Cabo and Playa de Carmen (outside of Cancun). Absolutely heaven. As are these cupcakes! Can’t wait to see you share the fun you have over there. 🙂

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