Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

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Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups Shawnee Mills All Purpose Flour

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Hiland Unsalted Butter, room temp.

    1 3/4 cups sugar

    1/4 cup Andrews Honey Bees

    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

    1 teaspoon lemon zest, packed 4 large eggs

    1 cup plus 4 tablespoons Hiland Buttermilk

    2 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (reserve 24 for garnish) Frosting:

    11 ounces high quality white chocolate, finely chopped

    12 ounces cream cheese, room temp.

    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Hiland Unsalted Butter, room temp.

    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Wood "Lemon Ice" Candy

  • Step 1Combine the honey and lemon juice mixing well, reserve.

    Step 2Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Step 3Place 24 cupcake papers in two muffin tins

    Step 4Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into a medium bowl.

    Step 5Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.

    Step 6Gradually add sugar, beating until blended, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.

    Step 7Beat in lemon juice and honey, add zest, then eggs 1 at a time.

    Step 8Continue to beat until well blended.

    Step 9Beat in dry ingredients in batches alternating with buttermilk. Fold in berries.

    Step 10Fills each cupcake paper with 1/3 cup of batter. An ice cream scoop works well for this part of the process. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Carefully monitor after 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes in muffin tins for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from tins and cool completely on cooling rack. Frosting:

    Step 11Melt white chocolate in double boiler over simmering water.

    Step 12Remove boiler top from water, stir until smooth, and cool until lukewarm.

    Step 13Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until blended.

    Step 14Add lemon juice and cooled white chocolate and beat until well blended.

    Step 15When completely cooled, ice the cupcakes with a small cake spatula or piping bag. If you use a piping bag you will be applying more icing to each cupcake and you should probably consider doubling the recipe. Garnish with Woody "Lemon Ice" Candy and reserved blueberries.

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