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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time to Get Your Chef On-Lemon Style!

This is such a busy week here at Cups by Kim. I've signed up for so many different recipe challenges I'm going from Grilled Cheese to Lemons!
Now it's time to

This challenge is being hosted by

Two of my very best blogging buddies.
They both are such great inspirations to me. I sometimes wish we lived closer together because we would totally hang out and cook!
For this challenge Jen & Julie decided that lemons would be the secret ingredient.
We were instructed to find a recipe that contained the secret ingredient and share it with all of our readers.
I decided on
(of course I had to do cupcakes, what did you expect!)
I found this recipe a while back while thinking up ideas for my cupcake customers.
Not only does it containg fresh blueberries, and lemon, but it is topped off with lemon cream cheese frosting. Y.U.M!!
Now that challenge one of Get Your Chef on is over, I can't wait to see what's in store for next month!!
Thanks Julie & Jen for hosting a great party! We really should hang out sometime!

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes        Yield: 36 cupcakes




  • 2 sticks butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 to 12 cups powdered sugar


For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 24 paper liners.
Mix the flour, soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix thoroughly. Add the vanilla and lemon zest and mix to combine. Add the dry mixture in 3 parts alternating with the sour cream, ending with dry mixture. Stir in the blueberries. Fill the prepared tins two-thirds full and bake 16 to 20 minutes. Cool.

For the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla, lemon zest and juice and blend until combined. Add the powdered sugar gradually until combined.
Frost the cooled cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.

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  1. But of course....Cupcakes! :) Kim these look so scrumptious! I love the colors- so bright and fun! I love blueberry mixed in with some Lemon- oh yes please!!! Great job on these and thanks so very much for playing along in the Challenge! Hope you will be back next round!! Don't Mind me as I scroll back up to drool one more time! ;)

  2. WOWWW
    These cupcakes look AMAZING
    Seeing the recipe I'm sure they're delicious

  3. Those are gorgeous!! I want to make blueberry cupcakes. I'm serving your strawberry ones on Friday. :)