Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 11:39am by Susan Bewley

Blueberry Lemonade cupcake

What is your favorite part of Spring and Summer? For me, it’s all the beautiful fruits and vegetables. Eating healthy is so much eats easier and I feel like guilty making homemade desserts when I know I am using only the best homemade ingredients. Lately, I have seen trying to find uses for all the wonderful blueberries I have been buying on sale. While I have a killer slow cooker oatmeal recipe with berries, I am still buying more than we can eat normally in a week. When that happened, I know it is time to start the baking! As someone who loves experimenting with cupcakes, I was excited when we made these truly delicious Blueberry Lemonade Cupcakes.

For me, this cupcake recipe is that perfect mixture of sweet and tart, creating the perfect summer dessert that everyone in the family can enjoy. Best of all, it is super easy to make, allowing me to quickly whip up this recipe and bake while I’m taking care of other weekend chores. It also has the added bonus for making our house smell pretty darn great too! If you try out our yummy Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe, make sure to tell us what you think in the comments below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

4.7 from 9 reviews
Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe
Cuisine: Cupcake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1¼ Cups granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 T Baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 Cup blueberries
  • ¼ Cup sugar for blueberries
Lemon Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
  • 3 Cups powder sugar
  • 1 Cups softened butter
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T of heavy whipping cream.
Cupcake Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line your cupcake can with paper cups. Set aside.
  2. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars (leave aside ¼ cup of white sugar). This will take about 3 - 4 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly start adding the dry ingredients to your butter mixture. Don't add too quickly or you will have a mess!
  6. Add milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and then set aside.
  7. using a small sauce pan, start mixing the cup of blueberries and a ¼ cup of sugar . Cook 5 minutes and then set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  8. Pour blueberry mixture into batter.
  9. Pour into cupcake pans and cook for 18 - 20 minutes. Cool before icing.
Lemon Buttercream frosting Directions
  1. Using the whisk attachment on your stand or hand mixer, blend the sugar & butter for about 3 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Add lemon juice and heavy cream. Blend for another 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly start adding the powdered sugar.
  4. Garnish with blueberries & lemon zest.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa June 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I have to try this recipe. It sounds really good, I like the two flavors together.

  2. Deborah Caudill June 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the recipe for your blueberry lemonade cupcakes. They look delicious and are beautiful. Your icing looks wonderfully airy and light. I can never get my icing to look so professional. I posted your recipe to my Pinterest board entitled “Cakes and other scrumptious desserts”. I hope to bake them soon.

    • Susan Bewley June 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Awesome! Please come back and tell me what you think. 🙂

  3. marla king June 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    These look so yummy. I can’t wait to make these.

  4. Michele Ash June 3, 2015 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Thanks so very much for the Terrific Recipe on Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake! These look and sound so delicious!!! I saved the recipe to make these!!!! It sounds sooooo good! Thanks so very much for sharing your terrific Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again!!!! Michele 🙂

  5. M.Clark June 5, 2015 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Yum! These cupcakes look delicious, I can’t wait to give them a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. DK June 6, 2015 at 3:41 am - Reply

    I like both blueberries and lemonade, but my kid eats so many frozen blueberries I hardly get a chance to do anything else with them

  7. Amanda June 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Great recipe. I love lemon. Cant wait to make these cupcakes. Thanks for posting.

  8. belinbda bell June 6, 2015 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I love cupcakes and these look so good

  9. Rosanne June 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I love being able to get the different fruits of the Spring and Summer season. Particularly bing cherries. I am amazed by how you get the cupcake frosting to swirl like that.

  10. Catherine Alger June 6, 2015 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nena Sinclair June 7, 2015 at 3:59 am - Reply

    I love the flavor combination of lemon and blueberry, so I’ve got to give your recipe a try!

  12. Cheri Oggy June 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, these cupcakes look fantastic! I can’t wait to try the recipe.

  13. Cathy French June 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    A couple of my favorite flavors blended together. Who wouldn’t love this recipe. I love making cupcakes so I need to print this off

  14. Jamie@afamilieslove June 8, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    MMMM, lomon and blueberry, a fave combination!! Will have to work to make this gluten free so my kids can enjoy it too, but they look so pretty and so perfectly summertime!!!

  15. carissa joslyn June 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    This looks really good! Although I’m starting a new “healthier lifestyle” where I try to only eat portion size, and this would certainly test that for me! will be adding it to my summer must have list!

  16. Kelly June 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    These look so yummy! Nothing better than blueberry and lemon!

  17. Laurie P June 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    These would be such a treat! Blueberry and lemon is such a great tasting combination!

  18. donna porter June 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    All I can say is YUMMY and I want to make this recipe

  19. Stacey A Smith June 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    looks like something I need to eat.LOL

  20. amy guillaume linderman June 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    i really want this for my birthday! blueberries are my fave fruit!

  21. Angela A Simmons June 12, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    looks absolutely delicious

  22. Christy Caldwell June 13, 2015 at 3:08 am - Reply

    I will be making these for my fiance who just adores blueberry anything. Thanks for this recipe.

  23. Jo-Ann Brightman August 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. this is a cupcake I want to make.

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