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Blueberry and Lemon Cupcake Recipe

Using yellow cornmeal gives these cupcakes a distinctive texture with an almost crispy bite and a gloriously rich color.  Studded with juicy blueberries and topped with a rich, zesty cream cheese frosting, they offer the perfect pairing of light, fresh fruit and rich, creamy indulgence.  Mouthwearing!


  • 1/3 cup fine-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • grated peel of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Combine the cornmeal, flour, and baking powder in a bowl, then set aside.  Beat the Creme fraiche or sour cream, oil, lemon peel, and juice together in a small pitcher, then set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg and sugar together for about 4 minutes until thick and pale, then add the lemon mixture and fold in.  Sift the cornmeal mixture over the top and fold in to combine.

Spoon the mixture into the paper liners, then drop about 4 blueberries on top of each one, gently passing them into the mixture.  Bake in the preheated oven for 15-16 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To decorate

  • 15 oz cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated unwaxed lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • about 1/2 cup blueberries
  • strips of unwaxed lemon peel

To decorate, beat the cream cheese in a bowl until creamy, then beat in the sugar, lemon peel, and juice.  Swirl big dollops of frosting on top of the cupcakes and decorate with fresh blueberries and strips of lemon peel.

makes 10

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