Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

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These Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes will rock your socks off! They might just be the moistest cupcakes I’ve ever made! The flavors are strong, but the overall cupcake is very light. We were all eating them for breakfast!

Love lemon dessert recipes? Check out my lovely Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches or these delicious Lemon White Chocolate Gooey Bars.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes on a blue cake stand

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Today is a very exciting day on the blog! It was actually just over a week ago that I hit the two year mark since first hitting publish on this blog, but today we will finally begin to celebrate! I have an awesome KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Mixer giveaway going on starting today, and Wednesday you’ll have to be sure to come back because I’ll have another giveaway! I’ve teamed up with some great friends who are helping me celebrate!

Ok, so I’m going to get sappy for a minute. Given that it’s a “blogiversary,” it feels like a great time to look back on the last two years. It seriously blows my mind and makes me tear up thinking about the last year, and especially the last 6 months. I had no idea when I started this blog that it would come to mean so much to me.

And it’s not just the blog itself. Yes, I love baking and making fun new recipes. I seriously love tasting and eating them – too much! And I love the photo part of it. I look back at the change in my photos over the last 2 years and I’m so happy with how far I’ve come. I think about all the fun recipes I’ve tackled and it constantly makes me want to push myself harder. And I love ALL of that.

But even more than all of that, I love you.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes on a blue plate
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with cupcake paper unwrapped

I love you, my readers, who read what I have to say, even when it’s total nonsense. 🙂

I love you, the bakers, who actually makes my recipes. And I love it even more when you comment or email and tell me how much you loved something. You have no idea how those comments and emails can absolutely make my day and make me want to keep going even in a moment of self-doubt.

I love you, my blog friends, who I feel so privileged to have met and be able to call my friends. You all make blogging more fun than I could’ve ever thought. I had no idea there was such a strong, supportive community out there until this past year and getting to know you all…it’s just awesome. Pure awesome.

And I love you, my family, friends and husband, who are all so supportive of me and my love for this blog. Without the support of my hubs, in particular, this blog could not exist.

So thank you for every comment, email, share, pin, tweet, recommendation that someone check out my blog, all of it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You ROCK! And if you enter the giveaway, I hope you win! 🙂

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes on a blue cake stand
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes on a blue plate

Well now that I’m all choked up, let’s talk cupcakes.

I made these for my mom’s birthday in July. She is a big lemon fan so I thought these would be perfect!

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

I started with my Perfect Moist Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes that I love so much. They are moist and fluffy, and stick to common ingredients like regular all purpose flour and regular milk. Plus, you only need one bowl. That’s my kind of recipe!

The lemon flavor of the cupcake is light and delicious, and with the lemon icing, the lemon flavor is undeniably good. Blueberries are added to the batter, and add even more moisture and deliciousness. The blueberries do sink to the bottom while the cupcakes bake. I considered trying to change that, but everyone who had them said not to. They loved the distinct way you taste lemon and blueberry separately, yet they all meld together in your mouth.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with cupcake paper unwrapped
Lemon Blueberry Cupcake in a hand with a bite out of it

And with the blueberries, nobody felt quite so guilty having them for breakfast. Kind of like a blueberry muffin. My mom, dad and I all had them for breakfast the day after her birthday. 🙂

So I hope you help me celebrate and make these cupcakes and enter the giveaway below! Whether you do or not though, thanks for being here! I can’t wait to see what year 3 brings!

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

  • Author: Lindsay Conchar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes will rock your socks off! They might just be the moistest cupcakes I’ve ever made! The flavors are strong, but the overall cupcake is very light. We were all eating them for breakfast!



  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries


  • 1/2 cups butter
  • 1/2 cups shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream, milk, lemon juice and zest and mix on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
  5. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  8. While cupcakes cool, make icing. Beat butter and shortening together until smooth.
  9. Add two cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  10. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  11. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  12. Ice cupcakes when cool.


Shortening can be substituted with butter.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
  • Calories: 464
  • Sugar: 44.5 g
  • Sodium: 169.9 mg
  • Fat: 25.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.3 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.6 mg

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  1. Abigail

    Oh my goodness! This recipe was so good! I love this website, but I got really interested when I saw this recipe. It was my twins Ivan and Bonnie’s 6th birthday and they love lemon and blueberry so I google recipes and I saw the love life and sugar one, so I clicked on it. I don’t even like lemon or blueberries and I loved these! Thank you so much!

  2. Natalia Jenkins

    Hi Lindsay!!!
    Your website is lovely. I’ve tried many cupcake recipes before, but they’ve always failed. I followed the recipes to a T. And it just goes wrong! I have no idea why. They say use room temperature milk, I use room temperature milk. They say to bake for 15 minutes, I bake for exactly 15 minutes. It’s just . . . mysterious. I have no idea what I did wrong. And the cupcakes looked very ugly. I wanted to try this recipe since it’s my daughter Sarah’s bday in a week. She was very happy when I told her I was going to try this recipe. She couldn’t wait. I didn’t want to upset her by telling her it would fail again. I actually have suspected all my cupcake disaster fails were caused by the fact that I didn’t have a stand mixer. It’s true that I don’t have any mixers in my kitchen. I do it by hand. I feel it’s a waste of money. Some KitchenAid stand mixers are $400!!! I felt that a stand mixer was just a helper, not necessary. So I’ve been baking by hand. Do you suspect this is the reason? Does using stand mixers or hand mixers result in better cupcakes??? I really want to try this recipe, but I don’t want to risk it failing again. My daughter seems so happy. I REALLY don’t want to disappoint her. Could you give me some tips? Or perhaps tell my why all my cupcakes have been failing?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Lindsay

      You don’t have to have an expensive stand mixer. A hand mixer will do the job just fine. I’ve never made a cupcake that required creaming by hand and can’t really imagine that turning out well, although some people have told me that they have done it and it turned out fine. Without knowing more about your cupcakes and what seemed wrong with them, it’s hard for me to suggest why they might have gone wrong. Did they sink? Were they too dense? etc. If you’re having consistent issues with things turning out, I’d probably suggest getting a hand mixer.

  3. Steve

    This was a great recipe!  Was a hit with three generations.  I don’t normally love buttercream frosting, but the lemon buttercream was truly wonderful.

  4. Devin

    I made these cupcakes over the weekend and they are AMAZING! The lemon buttercream is the PERFECT topping to this cupcake. I loved them and will make again!! Thank you!

  5. Arielle

    Just made these and they are SO GOOD!! Seriously, so moist and delicious. Not too sweet, with the perfect balance of lemon and blueberry. Your blog is my go-to whenever I’m looking for a new cupcake recipe, you never disappoint! Thanks so much!! 

  6. Matachi

    Hello :_ and thank you for the beautiful blog post…I was wondering if it would be at all possible for future blog posts to have the recipe IN THE VERY BEGINNING an and then have the photos, please? Sometimes it takes a very long time to load a page and I give up and just find a different recipe from a different website…thank you 🙂

  7. Erin H

    I tried this recipe, and they didn’t turn out! They were too wet and didn’t rise at all, also the bottoms were all buttery.

    1. Beckie

      I had the exact same problem. I followed the recipe exactly and the measurements too! 🙁 my niece was so upset that we had to throw them away 

    1. Lindsay

      I haven’t tried it, but I’d think it’d be ok. The only thing I’m unsure about is how the cakes will do with the blueberries – they tend to fall to the bottom.

  8. Julienne


    I’ve just gotten into baking and I saw your recipe on lemon and blueberry cupcake . I have a question, blueberries they’re not in season anymore, can I use frozen ones? If so in what amount?

    1. Lindsay

      I haven’t tried frozen blueberries. The concern I’d have is the added moisture from them. If you try them frozen, I’d be sure they are fully defrosted and patted dry before adding them to the batter.

  9. Mary Hoffman

    The Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes look like just the ticket for our “Aloha Hour” at Sunday Service! Thank-you for the recipe and for a chance to win the mixer!! Fabulous!!

  10. Lynn M.

    Best recipe hands down! Husband ate two as soon as they cooled and I dolloped frosting on them. He begged me not to share them with anyone! ha ha. Making these for a wedding this Saturday. They are going to love them. Thank you for such delicious recipes!! I’m new to your blog..and loving it.

  11. Kate

    Hello hello! I couldn’t resist making these cupcakes they look delicious! The cakes smell divine but I’m running into an issue with the icing. It’s not getting smooth and it looks to be mostly powdered sugar. Is anyone having the same problem? Any tips? I’ve got time while they cool but I’d really love to ice them tonight and any help would be appreciated.

    Much love from Atlanta!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Hi Kate! That’s strange, I’ve never had any issues with icing not getting smooth. Was the butter at room temperature? Was the powdered sugar loose and not clumped together before adding? Those are the only things I can think of without being there to see the problem. I hope you were able to get them iced.

      1. Kate

        I made a novice mistake… I looked at the package of powdered sugar and took the 32 oz listed at it’s word. I should have measured it out. I think there was just too much powdered sugar and it overwhelmed the wet ingredients. I added milk to smooth it out. I went a bit overboard so the icing smoothed out after I piped it on but they taste wonderful!

        The cake is delicious and I’ll do a better job on the icing next time. Thank you for the reply!

  12. Shethra

    Congrats on you Blogiversary 🙂 and wish u many more to come. Your recipes are great and pictures are fantastic as well !!

  13. Amber

    Okay I have a question! Do I put blueberries in the bottom of each cupcake thing or do I mix it in with the cupcake mix?
    Thanks so much and happy anniversary!

  14. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    Yay, congratulations on 2 years Lindsay! I always love seeing your gorgeous treats – they are always stunning! Just like these cupcakes! Love the lemon and blueberry combo – they look amazing and the perfect way to celebrate 🙂

  15. Mallory

    Hi Lyndsey. I made your Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes yesterday for my husband and a few of his friends who were working on our new roof. There were a total of six men and 24cupcakes. I waited until after feeding the guys their lunch to bring out the cupcakes. I gathered all their used dishes and took them in the house to load the dishwasher, etc. It took me probably around 15 minutes to clean the kitchen and when I went back outside to relax and have a cupcake, there were 2 cupcakes left. Two of these men swore they were not cake-eaters and they each had 3 and asked if I would give their wives the recipe. I had one and I can completely understand why they were devoured. They are divine! Every morsel cried out for one more bite. They are fantastic! Thank you somuchfor sharing your wonderful recipe with us! I doubt I will ever make a traditional lemon cupcake again when yours got so many rave reviews from our friends. Definitely the best I have ever tasted!

    Thanks again,

      1. hanieh jahangiri

        I wanna make this cupcakes, it looks amazing, with this ingredient can I make 12 or 24 ?

  16. Mrs. T

    Congratulations and happy blogging birthday! These cupcakes look SO good. I love lemon and blueberry together!

  17. che

    congrats on your anniversary and thanks for exposing me to so many delicious sounding recipes as well as recommending your peers on fb. I’m having a wonderful time checking out recipes for lunch.

  18. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    without our blogs we never would have met and I am so happy to have you as a friend! Wishing you a happy 2nd birthday! P.S. Send cupcakes.

  19. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    Happy Blogiversary! And what gorgeous cupcakes! AND WHAT AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY! I’m hosting a little ole’ giveaway on the blog this week too so be sure to check it out :O 🙂

  20. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    Congrats on two years, friend!!! These cupcakes are gorgeous – not that I would expect anything else from you! You are amazing! Thanks for letting me be a part of your celebration! xo!

  21. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    This is such a sweet tribute to your years of blogging. Congrats Lindsay! I absolutely love your blog – your recipes, your photos, your writing – it’s just awesome! And these cupcakes look so pretty!

  22. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    You certainly know hot to celebrate. Your blueberry cupcakes are to die for :).
    And Happy Blogiversary!! I am so excited for you, Lindsay. Coming over here and reading your stories while drooling over your gorgeous pics is always a highlight for me. Can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for you!

  23. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Happy Blogiversary!!! I’m so glad you started blogging – because I MET YOU! You are an amazing person and your recipes are amazing too. Enjoy this anniversary – it only gets better! 🙂 xo

  24. Lynn

    I love lemon, and all of those “related recipes” at the bottom just made this whole situation worse, haha. Blueberry and lemon are the new peanut butter and jelly, in my opinion!

  25. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

    blueberry + lemon is one of my favorite combinations this summer. love how fresh & delicious these look!

  26. Chichi

    Congratulations Lindsay, you have a beautiful blog. Amazing looking cupcakes. Love the combination of lemon and blueberry

  27. Mandy

    Congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary. I wish you many more years… Continue creating more recipes with your unique touch.

  28. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    I look at your pictures and seriously can’t believe you have only been around for 2 years! You are incredible Lindsay and make me drool {well.. not you.. your food} like no bodies business. Every recipe is killer… you need to open your own bakery or dessert food truck! Get on that stat! 🙂

    Congrats on the 2 year mark, I hope I am as successful as you when I reach that marker! Thanks for being a great friend and for letting me celebrate with you. Oh.. and this cupcakes look like thebomb.com! That is all!

  29. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Congrats on hitting the 2 year mark! Those cupcakes look like an incredible way to celebrate!

  30. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Congratulations, love! You should know that you and your blog are truly inspiring. I am so happy for you and for the success that you’ve had! You deserve it and so much more! And these cupcakes look delicious – I’ll bet your Mom loved them!!!

  31. Tina Vlerebome

    Congrats on the two year anniversary!!! I love reading your blog and trying the new recipes. This one will be a huge hit with my family!!!

    Keep up the good work!!!


    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Tina! I’m so glad you have enjoyed the recipes! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  32. Mir

    Happy Blogiversary! I would never guess that you’ve been doing it for just two years. You’re a total pro!
    Love the cupcakes. I’m sure your mom was thrilled!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29