Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cupcakes for Breakfast too!! YES!!

I have been on the hunt for a lemon blueberry muffin/cupcake recipe and this one I found was not only delicious, but makes for a great breakfast cupcake!! Yes, that's right, I've given you cupcakes for dinner, dessert and now breakfast!!

Lemon Blueberry Cupcake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe from The Food Network's Cupcake Wars!



  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I actually used cake flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Zest of 1 lemon (I also added 1tsp lemon juice)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 to 12 cups powdered sugar (I only used about 7 cups and it made a nice creamy texture)
  • I also added about 5 drops of blue food coloring to mine


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.

Funny, the website I got this recipe from had this caption "This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results." Well, I have made these for "home use" and can tell you there are AH-MAZING! They are very light and fluffy and the icing is perfectly creamy with just enough of a tart, sweet combination. The kids had fun with the blue icing, they made mustaches, "like Daddy!"

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