Once upon a time, there was a girl who made cupcakes.Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
, to be exact. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes filled with lemon curd, to be even more exact. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes filled with lemon curd and topped with a lemony cream cheese frosting, to be the most exact. And she was the happiest girl in all the land. The end.
Neat story, huh? While I might need to work on my storytelling chops a bit, these cupcakes are flavor perfection. I mean it. No tweaking, fiddling, fussing or fudging (unless there’s actually fudge involved) necessary. Everything is in its right place – and it’s all thanks to the magical pairing that is lemon and blueberry.
I mean, what could be better than fresh blueberries folded into fluffy lemon cupcakes with tart lemon curd-filled centers and a creamy, sweet and tangy frosting all on top?
I’ll tell you what – not much. This is no fairy tale, friends – this is happening, right here, right now.
Here’s how to make your dreams come true:
First, gather your cupcake ingredients. I love the flavor and fluffiness rendered by Betty Crocker’s Lemon Cake mix, so I prefer to use it for this recipe. If you can’t find fresh blueberries (which shouldn’t be a problem in the summahtime), you can use frozen and thawed ones.
Toss those bluebs in a bit of flour. They’re so purdy!
Then, fold them into the cake batter.
Divide the batter among 24 paper baking cup-lined cupcake tins and bake until all golden brown and beautimous.
Now here comes the fun part! Once they’re fully cooled, use a sharp paring knife to cut out the centers. Feel free to snack on the centers while you proceed (it provides energy for the adventure ahead).
Fill the holes with lemon curd. I just shed a tear from all this deliciousness.
Then frost the cupcakes as you wish. AS… YOU… WISH….! (Princess Bride?
Sprinkle the cupcakes with lemon zest and top with a fresh blueberry.
I just… I mean… We can all live happily ever after now.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!