That’s right, it’s that day of the week again! Another bright Monday morning (okay, it’s a tad grey today) and another delicious muffin recipe for you. This week’s recipe is especially special because it makes it to my list of top 3 muffins of all time! Allow me to present to you: the Blueberry Lemon Shortcake Muffins.
In most cases, the thing about muffins is that what they lack in being presentable (compared to their distant cousin, the cupcake), they make up for it in their sheer variety of flavors. But this muffin is the exception; and delivers on both counts. These shortcake muffins are simply perfect to tuck in with on a rainy morning.
I made only two changes to the recipe: I used blueberries instead of strawberries and added some lemon zest to the flour mixture; the latter addition really bumping the flavors. The muffin comes out its wrapper easily so I chopped up the muffin in half and added a generous helping of whipped cream and fresh blueberries.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup heavy cream (35%), Half and Half (10%) or Whole Milk (3.5%)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 – 1½ cups blueberries
- Zest Of Lemon
- Icing (Confectioners) sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and zest of lemon. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender (or two knives) until it is in small pea-size pieces.
- In small bowl mix the egg, vanilla and cream. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with spoon until just blended. Gently mix in the diced strawberries.
- Spoon into muffin cups, making sure each muffin has some blueberries and bake for about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan before removing. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar once cooled.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
42 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Blueberry Lemon Shortcake Muffins
Love that you substituted blueberries!
Wow, this looks amazing! I can see how it makes your top three, just by the looks of it!
These sound wonderful! I love the idea of turning a blueberry muffin into a shortcake! The addition of the lemon would make it extra delicious! Happy Monday :)!
Can’t go wrong with blueberries & lemon! Your muffins look delicious and very shortcakey :)
So brilliant! I love the idea of a muffin shortcake, you girls are the best :)
Look really nice:)
Blueberries with lemon is one of my favorite things ever!! Love these shortcake muffins!
i saw blueberry and lemon and i was like WINNER! love love love this combo. Your pics are incredible.
Beautiful muffins with the cream in the middle and the blueberries inside and outside. I love them!
I love blueberries and lemon together! Great change up. So sorry I wasn’t able to participate again this week. Things have been so hectic here lately! But I have every intention of coming through next Monday ;) Have a great week!
Oh this might be my favorite muffin of yours yet. Love it! Perfect for summer.
i almost did blueberries too! lemon sounds like the perfect addition
I love the idea of using a muffin as a shortcake! So clever!
Love the idea of turning a muffin into a shortcake!
What a fun twist, and I love what everyone has been sharing so far. Blueberries are my favorite and I love every single food with blueberries. Such a lovely muffin!
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These muffins look gorgeos!
Choc Chip Uru
You are a muffin queen! This is such a fun idea.
absolutely incredible. the muffin looks amazing and i love combo of blueberry and lemon! what a creative take on the classic muffin.
lemon muffin on a monday… what a great start to the week.. and you wicked wicked girl… u topped it off with whipped cream and blueberies!! :)) gorgeous!!
How clever to make this a shortcake!! Why should strawberries get all the fun!! I love this idea. :)
I have a confession and please, please don’t laugh. Until I read this post of yours, I didn’t really know the difference betweek muffins and cupcakes. Sorry for my ignorance. Okay. . . now you can laugh. :(
Have a great week!
~ ray ~
Heh. Thanks Ray! You too! :)
Wow, I could totally eat all of these. Love the blueberry and lemon together….and to make this a shortcake muffin too….looks sooo delicious and pretty too.
I love these! Sooo cute and clever. I think blueberries are far more shortcake worthy than strawberries.
These look delicious! I love the addition of lemon zest and whipped cream. Yum!
This sounds like the perfect summer combo!
I love it–it’s a muffin and a base for a dessert! These look so good and very summery.
I have pack of blueberry waiting to be consumed. Delicious .
Blueberries make me happy !! These look delicious, my friend.
Wow, these look so good! I love the combination of blueberries and lemon zest. And I really love blueberries.
I love how delicate these look. And great idea to fill them with yummy cream!
these look gorgeous! such a clever idea to turn the muffins into shortcake :)
Very nice and I like that the berries are sitting sort of individually rather than all mashed into the muffins. Oh yes, lemons are one of those ingredients which are a must for me savory dishes.
I love your Muffin Mondays. This is another great muffin recipe. Thanks for sharing:)
What I love about this muffin is that it reminds me of a scone… perfect for company over a cuppa:)
The muffin looks wonderful.
Wish we had seen this last week when we made muffins! So cute. We will try it next time!
I love the idea of making a shortcake muffin, what a fun idea:-) Would be a small dessert, which is just what I need! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra
Whoa! I clicked on the recipe because I love the combo of blueberries and lemon. I saw the first photo and though it looked like a good muffin. But when I saw the second photo with the cream in the middle my eyes popped! Saving this one for sure! :)
YUM YUM YUM! These look so airy and buttery, sweet and delicious!
Ohhh I love it and I want it!