lemon berry cupcakes

maybe it was the keylime bars i made for puppy’s first birthday or maybe it was the margarita cupcakes i made for cinco de mayo, but in my mind farrah = key lime! so when she called/texted me on monday night with cupcake requests, i immediately thought of this lemon berry recipe!

plus, i love the color of the berry frosting – it was perfect for the flower theme i had in mind (farrah also reminds me of fusia colored gerber daisies)!

needless to say, the recipe was perfect for farrah.

and i think farrah thinks so too! she passed out exactly enough cupcakes for all of her guests (minus me. i believe her reasoning was, “you have some at home, right? these are mine.”) and hoarded safely packed away the rest. angela almost had hers taken away because “they were too pretty for eating” and even the instructor (farrah’s birthday party was at painting w/ a twist) who came by to take a peak didn’t deserve a cupcake offer (awkward, awkward moment).

happy birthday, farrah. thank you for liking my cuppie cakes! i heart you!

lemon berry cupcakes
original recipe from pรขtisserie natalie on cakespy

the lemon pound cake


3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter; softened
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons lemon zest
2/3 cup lemon juice
5 eggs


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. whisk together in a large bowl thoroughly, and set aside.
  3. in a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. in a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. add the eggs to the butter and sugar one at a time, beating in between each addition.
  6. with the mixer on a low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the yogurt mixture in 2 parts. start and end with the flour mixture.
  7. line a muffin pan with paper liners and scoop even amounts of the batter into the cups, filling almost to the top.
  8. bake for 16 minutes, rotating the pan after 8 minutes. once golden brown around the edges, remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for at least 2 hours before icing.

the blackberry & raspberry butter cream


2-1/2 sticks unsalted butter; softened
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar; sifted
1/4 cup blackberry sauce (see below)
1/4 cup raspberry sauce (see below)


  1. beat butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar until smooth. divide into two parts, removing half from the mixer bowl. add the blackberry sauce to the mixer bowl, along with 3/4 cup of powdered sugar. place butter cream in a piping bag and pipe a circle around the outer edge of the cupcake top, spiraling in towards the center.
  2. in the same mixer bowl, add the remaining half of the butter and powdered sugar that was set aside. add the raspberry sauce and 3/4 cup powdered sugar and beat until smooth. place in a piping bag and pipe an extra dollop on top of the blackberry butter cream.

the blackberry sauce


1 cup blackberries
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

  1. combine ingredients in a sauce pan and place over medium heat. stir frequently until juices from berries boil. using a wooden spoon, crush the berries in the pan. let boil for 2 minutes to make sauce more dense. strain the mixture if you prefer to have smoother frostings. cool in refrigerator.
the raspberry sauce

1/2 cup raspberries
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice


  1. combine ingredients in a sauce pan and place over medium heat. Stir frequently until juices from berries boil. let boil for 2 minutes to make sauce more dense. cool in refrigerator.

9 responses to “lemon berry cupcakes

  1. THEY WERE GOOD!!! i didnt want to share… butttt i totally forgot to offer the instructors. and in my defense, you are the cupcake creator! you should have… lol!
    actually, im glad you didnt, bc now i can enjoy one at work, RIGHT NOW! hehehe lol
    ๐Ÿ™‚ yummm thank youuuu jennnn โค youuuu

  2. oh my goodness, these look SOOO SOOO delicious!! i really want to make these, like right now!! except i have no idea how to pipe frosting, i’m thinking i really need to take a class, VERY SOON! it’s such a great skill to have!!!

  3. Thanks, Sandy!! I’m completely new to piping also! I went out and purchased a tip the day before & just decided to give it a go.. (I used tip #150 – it looked abt right ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). .I’m just lucky it turned out well !

  4. I found your blog via Sandy @ Sandy a la mode… super cute blog you have going on here. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really want to try out this lemon berry cuppie… sounds delish! My birthday is coming up at the end of the month, so maybe I’ll be baking me some yummy goodness then! thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Love & Aloha


  5. These are so pretty!

  6. I love the flowers on your cupcake. So pretty!

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