Add all cupcake ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer. You can also use just a bowl and whisk. Combine well until you have a smooth batter.Pro tip - It is essential that all ingredients are at room temperature. Otherwise, you will have a lumpy batter.
Divide the batter between 12 cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop or ⅓ measure cup. Pro tip - These make 12 regular-size cupcakes, you can also make 8 large cupcakes in baking cups.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center comes clean.Pro tip - Turning the baking pan halfway through will ensure they bake evenly (I forgot as you can see in the video - some baked with sideway domes 🤪).
Cool cupcakes completely before you decorate.Pro tip - It is essential to cool cupcakes or cake completely before frosting or the frosting will melt.
In a saucepan over medium heat, cook blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and half the water until the sugar has dissolved.
In a separate bowl – combine the cornstarch and remaining water. Add the cornstarch slurry – cook on low until it boils and thickened.Pro tip - You want the blueberry filling to be shiny and glossy not opaque. So, it must boil and become glossy, not opaque.
Cream cheese frosting
Add all cream cheese frosting ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer.Pro tip - The success of a one-bowl recipe is to ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature. Otherwise, it could result in a lumpy buttercream.
Combine well. Once all the powdered sugar has been incorporated, whip for 3 minutes more until light and fluffy similar to whipped cream. Pro tip - When whipped, the buttercream will become light and airy similar to a whipped cream consistency.
Place frosting in a piping bag with your favorite piping tip. I used a star tip. Pro tip - You can also color this frosting with as many colors as you want.
Core out the center with an apple corer (as shown in the video). Place a teaspoon of blueberry filling in the center.
Pipe a swirl on each cupcake starting from the base towards the top. Top with a fresh blueberry.
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