Lychee Blueberry Cupcakes

By Marie Duong for Australian Lychees

Lychee Blueberry Cupcakes
Our fave time of the year is back - Aussie lychees are now in season! Ready to add a fresh burst of flavour to summer celebrations, we can't wait!

Serves 12


For the Cupcakes

½ cup (approx. 12) fresh lychees, peeled & seeded

125g unsalted butter

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

⅓ cup milk

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted

¼ cup blueberries

For the Ricotta Lychee Frosting

200g firm ricotta

4 tbsp icing sugar

¼ cup (approx 5-6) fresh lychees, peeled & seeded



For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a cupcake tin with 12 cases.
  2. Chop the fresh lychees into small 1 cm pieces. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and sugar until pale yellow, light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat for a further minute, then fold in the flour.
  4. Add the milk and stir until just combined. Fold through the blueberries and chopped lychees.
  5. Spoon cupcake batter into the prepared cases until ⅔ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
For the Frosting
  1. Add lychees to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp – you should have about 4 tablespoons of lychee juice. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk together the ricotta, icing sugar and lychee juice.
  3. Frost cool cupcakes and garnish with a slice of fresh lychee and a blueberry.



Smart Tip

Choose firm and springy lychees with bright red or pink skin for the tastiest fruit.



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