Beat the blues blueberry cupcakes with luscious lemony frosting

I don't know about you but it seems to me that everyone seems to be having a rough patch of some kind or another right now. Baking always cheers me up but these are especially comforting.

There's a reason that these cakes are a guaranteed pick-me-up for me. For men, I think this is a great opportunity on how to flirt with women. I even made a little video to show you why!


Stirring blueberries into batter is one of my most favourite things, so therapeutic and satisfying, I hope you'll try it!

To make 9-10 of these you'll need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup vegan margarine
1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup canola/sunflower oil
1 cup fresh blueberries

and for the icing
1/4 cup vegan margarine
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
the zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon

Tip all the dry ingredients into a bowl, then stir in the lemon zest and margarine until crumby.
Pour in the soy milk and oil and mix until batter-like.

Add the blueberries and gently fold them in (like in the video!)

Line a cupcake pan with papers and fill each paper about 3/4 of the way up.

Bake at 180C/350F/Gas mark 5 for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned on top.

To make the icing, beat the margarine into the icing sugar until you've got lots of little lumps. Add the lemon zest and the juice, 1 lemon half at a time, mix until you've got a thick, smooth icing, this kind of consistency:

Once the cakes have cooled, slap some icing on the top and a couple of berries, dust with icing sugar and you're done.

(I should say also, music in the video by the lovely Pomplamoose)


aDeLiNe said...

You put a huuuge smile upon my face. Cutest video ever.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Your food photography skills are amazing! Those cupcakes look so delicious.

Naomi Rose said...

haha thanks Adeline :)

Thankyou Mo! They're so good and SO easy.

T said...

Cooking can be so therapeutic, especially when the end result is so darling! And lemon and blueberry are a classic combo. Would love to try these soon.

Naomi Rose said...

Who needs therapy when you can stir blueberries into batter?

Kimberly said...

oh YUM!
I will be making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing, they look incredibly delicious.

natalie said...

They look amazing! I love blueberries!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

I've been craving blueberry muffins for the longest time. Now I must make some soon! They look delish!

Hanako66 said...

this looks and sounds so yummy....I printed this one out!

Naomi Rose said...

aw hanako I love that! I hope you like 'em!

Rebecca said...

These look so tasty!! May need to make some and try them. :) Your video was adorable - I could watch blueberries being mixed into batter ALL DAY.

Susan said...

What delicious looking cupcakes!

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Allison said...

What song is that on your video? Very beautiful!

Naomi Rose said...

Thanks you guys!!

Allison, the song is 'la vie en rose' performed by Pomplamoose

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Those look fantastic!! Nice purple-paper cupcake holders too, those are adorable :-)

Anonymous said...

OMG I love the video hahaha

Anonymous said...

What was the song/artist in the video? I love it, and my kitchen needs it.