Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

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If you are like me, I can get this craving for something sweet, however, I tend to go for fruity and light, especially during the warmer seasons.   Thankfully I have a ton of cookbooks to pull from and as I went looking for what would make,  I found this recipe for Banana Blueberry Cake in Chloe’s Vegan Desserts cookbook and I had to give it a whirl.

Since I was bringing this to a get-together with some friends, I opted for min-cupcakes instead of a 2-layer round cake which was perfect for all the kids we had on hand that night.  I also made a few slight changes to the recipe and decided on a completely different topping since my kids seem to always wipe off the icing.


It was the perfect Summer sweet treat. Fresh blueberries, lemon zest and a beautifully tart lemon glaze,,,,,,it’ll bring a smile to your faces and another reason to love Summer.

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Glaze

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Total

Yield 48

Nothing says "Summer" like fresh blueberries, especially when kissed with a tart lemon glaze like in these homemade muffins. Allergy friendly, vegan & without refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 C. All Purpose Flour ( I used Unbleached AP Flour)
  • 3/4 C. Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  • 2 Mashed, Ripe Bananas
  • 1 C. Canned Coconut Milk (shake well before measuring)
  • 1/2 C. Canola Oil
  • 1 TB. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 C. Fresh Blueberries
  • LEMON GLAZE
  • 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
  • Juice from 1 Lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you are using a Convection Oven, set it to 325.
  2. Line 2 mini-muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder, salt, and spices).
  4. In another bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, coconut milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour the wet into the dry and whisk until mixed well. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Fill each tin 3/4 full (if you have a small ice cream scoop, this is perfect for these size pans).
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. If your oven doesn't bake evenly, you may need to rotate the sheets half way through its baking time.
  7. Let cool before topping with glaze.
  8. LEMON GLAZE
  9. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  10. Slowly add lemon juice and whisk until you have reached your desired consistency.
  11. Drizzle on cupcakes once cooled.

Notes

Want to make a double layer cake instead? Use 2, 9" round pans and increase your time to 30-35 minutes. Go Gluten-free and substitute Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 GF Flour (no Xanthan Gum required)

Courses Dessert

I hope you like this as much as I did!  And if you have a chance, you can get more recipes from Chloe Coscarelli on her website. Anytime you see a Vegan chef win on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, you know her desserts are yummy!

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