Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes!
Deliciously sweet and moist Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes with a blueberry dotted lemon sponge, blueberry coulis buttercream and more!
Cooling & Decorating:
Self raising flour
Preheat your oven to 180C/160CFan and line a 12 hole muffin tray with large cupcake cases or put 12 Iced Jems baking cups onto a flat tray!
Cream together the unsalted butter and caster sugar until light & fluffy and smooth
Add in the eggs, self raising flour and lemon zest and beat again for about about 20-30 seconds until smooth!
Fold through the blueberries!
Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until baked through! Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Whilst the cupcakes are baking add the blueberries, lemon juice and caster sugar to a small pan and heat on a low heat, mashing the blueberries with a fork whilst it heats.
Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until it becomes alot softer.
Blend the mixture until smooth and pass through a sieve - let it cool fully.
Beat the room temperature unsalted butter until smooth – this can take a couple of minutes. Add in the Icing Sugar 1/3 at a time, making sure the sugar is fully incorporated until moving on!
Gradually add in the coulis one spoonful at a time - you don't want to add too much too quick as it can soften the buttercream (make sure to use block butter as well, and NOT a spread of any kind)
Add the buttercream to a piping bag and swirl onto the cupcakes.
Drizzle on another spoonful of coulis per cupcake
Add on some fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of lemon zest!
YOU MUST USE ACTUAL BUTTER FOR BUTTERCREAM – I can’t stress this enough. Do not use a baking spread/margarine.
I buy my Cupcakes Cases/Baking Cups from
Iced Jems – here!
These lemon and blueberry cupcakes will last in an airtight container for 3 days at room temperature!
The blueberries can be swapped for another berry such as raspberry, strawberry etc in the cakes/coulis/decor!
Leftover blueberry coulis can be stored in the fridge for 5-7 days.
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