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Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, you’ll love these Blueberry Cupcakes. This recipe only makes 12 Blueberry Cupcakes.

My husband loves blueberries. I am not the biggest fan, but anytime I can get him to eat more healthy fruits, I’m all for it!

This Blueberry Cupcakes recipe is a real winner. The batter is thick and produces these decadent, moist and blueberry packed cupcakes. Not your ordinary cupcake and certainly not your ordinary muffin.

blueberry cupcake with cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries

Blueberry Cupcakes

These cupcakes have the texture of light and fluffy cupcakes thanks to the addition of cake flour. If you substitute with all-purpose or some other type of flour, your cupcakes will not turn out as fluffy.

They will still be good. They just won’t be over the top good, light, fluffy and decadent. Instead, you’ll have dense cupcakes that aren’t quite as dense as muffins. So, do yourself a favor and be sure to use cake flour in this recipe.

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Did you know that blueberries are good for you? In fact, they are one of the most nutrient dense berries. These are just a few of the health benefits of blueberries:

  1. they are low in calories but high in nutrients
  2. have antioxidant properties
  3. may protect against aging and cancer
  4. protect cholesterol in your blood
  5. might lower blood pressure
  6. aid in prevention of heart disease
  7. improves memory and brain function
  8. contain anti-diabetes properties
  9. fight against urinary tract infections
  10. reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise
  11. heart healthy
  12. weight control

But, don’t take my word for it. You can find more information on the benefits of blueberries from the Blueberry Council or Medical News Today or even from Organic Facts.

Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe

Below is my favorite blueberry cupcakes recipe and they’re topped with the best cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries!

Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, you'll love these Blueberry Cupcakes. This recipe only makes 12 Blueberry Cupcakes.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries, plus more for topping


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the sifted cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together the softened butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in egg, then mix in egg whites one at a time. Blend in the vanilla extract.
  3. Measure buttermilk into a liquid measuring cup. Add sour cream to the buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and mixing just until combined after each addition. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 20 - 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cool, pipe or spread cream cheese frosting over tops and garnish with blueberries.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Saturday 10th of April 2021

I love blueberry cupcakes with streusel topping instead of icing, but I don’t make them anymore because Hubs is diabetic and no way am I going to eat a whole batch. I won’t share them with my overweight grandkids, either. I don’t like cream cheese frosting at all. I WILL make blueberry waffles occasionally, and am more likely to make a small batch of blueberry syrup just for myself while Hubs has his sugar-free syrup. In 2 weeks I’ll go here: to pick a couple of quarts to freeze and use in smoothies, waffles (most of which I freeze), and my syrup. Some will be used fresh in a couple of salads or just eaten in hand. Sugar has largely left my kitchen, but like any forbidden fruit, an occasionally small treat can be tempting. The syrup is outrageously delicious. Shuckers make a good one, but Walmart’s brand is atrocious! I am currently experimenting with flour alternatives, but so far they have been a total fail.

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