The weather is rapidly changing here in Maine which means I am super excited to start baking again. I don’t know about you but baking in the summer just gets too hot, especially in my non air conditioned home. One of my favorite things to bake with is blueberries which are harvested right here in our home State! We love living in Maine for so many reasons including the seasons, the people and the outdoor activities. So this past weekend, my little helper Avery and I, made this easy blueberry cupcakes recipe.
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I love all things blueberry and I absolutely love blueberry cupcakes. It isn’t a cupcake that I find locally at many bakeries so creating my own recipe was incredibly easy. To top these cupcakes? Cream cheese frosting of course! So for this recipe I used frozen wild blueberries and added them to a simple vanilla cupcake recipe.
Not all blueberries are created equally
Wyman’s of Maine wild blueberries are my go to blueberries for all things baking, smoothies, cooking and just to eat plain! Wyman’s of Maine is well known for their wild blueberries which they have been harvesting for generations. Did you know that it takes about 2 years to grow one wild blueberry and that they only grow commercially in a tiny corner of the world to include DownEast Maine and the Canadian Maritimes? They also have up to 2 times the antioxidant activity as normal blueberries and buying frozen means that your blueberries will be fresher! By freezing freshly harvested wild blueberries within 24 hours, the ripeness and taste is preserved and are perfect for any of your blueberry needs!
It has been shown that people who eat more fruit are more likely to have increased brain, heart and gut health and there are many ways to add Wyman’s frozen fruit varieties to your diet including in this recipe! To see all of Wyman’s of Maine products and find your #MaineThing check them out HERE.
Easy Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe
Now time for the cupcakes!!The most important thing to keep in mind with this cupcake recipe is that your cupcake will be a little denser then a normal cupcake from a mixing box.
Other points to keep in mind while making these blueberry cupcakes:
- Spoon flour into measuring cup and level out using a knife, this will give you the right amount of flour
- Keep the blueberries frozen, do not thaw before using in recipe
- Make sure that when making your cream cheese frosting you bring the butter and cream cheese to room temperature. This makes getting a smooth consistency so much easier.
- If making bigger size cupcakes (will make 12), add an additional 7-10 minutes to bake time
- You can always substitute a different type of oil or applesauce to the recipe in place of the vegetable oil, however, this may change the final taste of the cupcake.
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Wyman's Wild Blueberries
Cream cheese frosting
- 16 oz cream cheese (2 blocks)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 4 cups confectionery sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pan with liners or generously spray with non stick cooking spray.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer add milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs and mix to combine.
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Add in 1 cup of frozen Wyman's wild blueberries (do not thaw). Fold into batter.
- Fill cupcake liners about 1/2 way and bake for 15-17 minutes. If making larger cupcakes, add 7-10 minutes to bake time or a toothpick comes out clean.
- When time is up remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes on a wire rack and then remove fully from cupcake pan to fully cool.
- Make frosting by combining softened butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer and beating till smooth.
- Add in confectionery sugar a little bit at a time and mix.
- Add vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
- Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
If you make these I would love to know what you think about the recipe! Let me know in the comments below.