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Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Servings 20 -24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream optional
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Lemon Zest I use 3 or 4 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Blueberry Lemon Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries pulverized in a food processor
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl to remove lumps and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine all other cake ingredients except the poppy seeds. Use a whisk to stir until smooth, but don't over beat.
  4. 4. Add cake mix and stir until smooth.
  5. 5. Fold in poppy seeds.
  6. 6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  7. 7. Let cool.
  8. 8. Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes in a stand mixer. Add your pulverized freeze fried blueberries (I usually put mine through a sifter to remove any remaining lumps). Add lemon juice and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If it becomes too thick, add more lemon juice.
  9. 9. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes. To see how to make my "roses" follow the link below.

Recipe Notes

I buy my freeze dried fruits from Trader Joe's