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Blueberry Lime Cupcakes

These delicious blueberry lime cupcakes are soft, moist, zesty and and packed with blueberries. Easy recipe and perfect for Summer!

*Thank you Cake Pop Stand Co. for sending me a free cupcake stand to use in this post, where I displayed my blueberry lime cupcakes. As always, all opinions are mine.*

I LOVE berry season, especially using them in baking.

For today’s post, I started off with my mom’s BASIC blueberry cupcake recipe and then TWEAKED it a bit by using lime zest and lime extract.

And voila…

These PHENOMENAL blueberry lime cupcakes were born!

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The SWEETNESS from the blueberries and the ZESTINESS from fresh limes makes these cupcakes IRRESISTIBLE!

They just scream Summer… Don’t you think?!

These cupcakes are soft, fragrant and BURSTING with blueberries.

Best of all, the are not overly sweet and COMPLIMENT my simple lime buttercream icing flawlessly.

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I was DEBATING between using limes or lemon in this recipe.

The little one said he wanted to use “green balls” in his cupcakes and thus, limes were USED…lol 😛

If  you are NOT fond of limes or find their flavor too strong, you can use orange zest or even lemon zest.

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By the way, a few people have REQUESTED to see pictures of my cupcakes without frosting.

They want to see them freshly baked out of the oven.

Well, here’s a picture!

Looks pretty NAKED… right?! hahah

blueberry lime cupcakes 7To make these blueberry lime cupcakes, you will need the following ingredients:

Blueberry lime cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp whole milk
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup blueberries (washed and dried)
1 egg
1 tbsp lime zest
1 tbsp lime extract or lime emulsion oil (very good quality)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp additional flour (for coating blueberries)

Lime frosting:
Buttercream icing
1 tbsp lime zest
1 tbsp lime oil or lime extract

Notes:

– I used lime emulsion oil in this recipe because the fragrance is stronger and just wonderful! But, you can use good quality lime extract too.
– I usually get 13 cupcakes with this recipe.
– To make orange blueberry cupcakes, use orange zest and orange extract/emulsion oil instead of lime zest and lime extract/emulsion oil.
– To make lemon blueberry cupcakes, use lemon zest and lemon extract/emulsion oil instead of lime zest and lime extract/emulsion oil.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients: buttermilk, whole milk, butter, egg, lime zest, lime extract.
Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

Step 2:
In a separate mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda.
Mix everything with a wooden spoon.

Step 3:
Add the dry ingredient mixture into the bowl of wet ingredients.
Mix until everything is just combined.
Don’t over-mix! You may have some lumps but don’t worry about them.

Step 4:
In a small bowl, add the blueberries and 1 tbsp flour.
Mix them with a spoon until the blueberries are fully coated in flour.

Step 5:
Fold these coated blueberries into your cake batter gently.

Step 6:
Pour this batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7:
While your cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream icing but be sure to omit the vanilla and almond extracts.
Instead, use lime zest and lime oil/extract and mix everything properly.

Step 8:
Once your cupcakes have cooled down and come to room temperature, frost them with this lime buttercream icing, sprinkle some lime zest and stick a blueberry on top of the cupcake.

And you are done!

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Blueberry lime cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
 
These delicious blueberry lime cupcakes are soft, moist, zesty and and packed with blueberries. Easy recipe and perfect for Summer!
Ingredients
Blueberry lime cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup blueberries (washed and dried)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime extract or lime emulsion oil (very good quality)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp additional flour (for coating blueberries)
Lime frosting:
  • Buttercream icing
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime oil or lime extract
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients: buttermilk, whole milk, butter, egg, lime zest, lime extract. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. Mix everything with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the dry ingredient mixture into the bowl of wet ingredients. Mix until everything is just combined. Don’t over-mix! You may have some lumps but don’t worry about them.
  5. In a small bowl, add the blueberries and 1 tbsp flour. Mix them with a spoon until the blueberries are fully coated in flour.
  6. Fold these coated blueberries into your cake batter gently.
  7. Pour this batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. While your cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream icing but be sure to omit the vanilla and almond extracts. Instead, use lime zest and lime oil/extract and mix everything properly.
  9. Once your cupcakes have cooled down and come to room temperature, frost them with this lime buttercream icing, sprinkle some lime zest and stick a blueberry on top of the cupcake.
  10. And you are done!
Notes
– I used lime emulsion oil in this recipe because the fragrance is stronger and just wonderful! But, you can use good quality lime extract too.
– I usually get 13 cupcakes with this recipe.
– To make orange blueberry cupcakes, use orange zest and orange extract/emulsion oil instead of lime zest and lime extract/emulsion oil.
– To make lemon blueberry cupcakes, use lemon zest and lemon extract/emulsion oil instead of lime zest and lime extract/emulsion oil.

Now, allow me to share a FUN product with all of you…

I recently received this 3 tier cupcake stand to review from my friend Janine at Cake Pop Stand Co and it’s just AWESOME!

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Here’s why I LOVE this cupcake stand:

– It’s a BEAUTIFUL way to display 12 cupcakes, especially at dessert tables.

– There are 12 SEPARATE compartments for your cupcakes, which means they won’t be sliding around and your frosting won’t get messed up.

– It’s really EASY to store because the pieces are flat and can be taken apart and put back together in just a few seconds.

– It’s very easy to CLEAN…Just wipe with soap and water.

– It comes in 2 colors: black and white, but you can also CUSTOMIZE the design of this stand with your logo, which is so COOL!

– This company also works with people to to create their your own custom cake/cupcake/cake pops stands . You can bring your imagination to life!

cupcake stand giveaway 02Until next time, tata my lovelies!

*Thank you Cake Pop Stand Co. for sending me a free cupcake stand to use in this post. As always, all opinions are mine.*

12 Comments

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    July 17, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    What perfect cupcakes! They look so light, delicious and fluffy. Perfect for summer too.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you! They are just perfect for Summer 😉

  2. Stacy

    July 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I never thought of using lime and blueberry together. Honestly I prefer lime over lemon when it comes to citrus. The cupcakes look delicious.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 21, 2015 at 12:13 am

      I LOVE limes too! You should really make a batch of these cupcakes coz you are a lime lover like me 😉

  3. Jeri

    August 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I’m making an 8″ cake for a baby shower. How much cake would this make? 2 tiers? 3 tiers?

    Thanks!!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      August 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Hey Jeri… This batter would only make 1 tier with the dimensions of approximately 8×3.

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