Let The Celebration Begin: Vanilla Cupcakes In A Blueberry Glaze!


My son is obsessed with making cake out of the box these days, and sometimes I give into the urge. I have to say that I don’t want to always make the same old thing, so we mix it up by adding ingredients to a box mix and making it semi-homemade. He likes it, and feels like he is taking part in creating a masterpiece and I like that I am spending quality time in the kitchen with the boy I love more than anything!

We took a basic vanilla cake mix and added fresh blueberries to it, and then I made a blueberry glaze for the top … no one would ever guess that these delicious cupcakes are only semi-homemade.

Ingredients for vanilla cupcakes and blueberry glaze:

  • 24 – cupcake paper holders
  • 2 – dozen cupcake tins
  • 1 – box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 – cup water
  • 1/2 – cup vegetable oil
  • 3 – eggs
  • 2 1/2  – cups blueberries
  • 2 – tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 – cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line the cupcake tins with paper cupcake holders. Set to the side.
  3. In a mixer add cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix to combine.
  4. Pour 1 cup of blueberries into cake batter. Mix to combine.
  5. Divide batter among the 24 cup cake holders evenly (a little under 1/4 cup per cupcake holder)
  6. Bake for 18 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Make the blueberry glaze: In a blender add 1 cup of blueberries and 2 tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth.
  8. Pour the blueberry blend through a sieve to collect any blueberry skin.
  9. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of blueberry blend to a bowl and mix until smooth.
  10. Use 1/2 teaspoon of blueberry glaze on the top of each cupcake and spread to cover tops.
  11. Top each cupcake with remaining blueberries.
  12. Enjoy.

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Article Posted 3 years Ago

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