Crumble Topped Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

These pretty traditional lemon and blueberry muffins have a crisp crumble topping that really makes them stand out in a crowd!

Portrait image of lemon and blueberry muffins in colourful silicon muffin cases on a white backdrop

Classic Blueberry Muffins with a Lemon and Crumble Twist.

Grab a seat boys and girls because I am off an all too rare foray into baking “cakes” again.

In fact, there is only one other cake recipe here on Krumpli, the classic Hungarian Dobos Torte. A great cake but definitely a labour of love!

These muffins are a great deal easier to make but no less satisfying.

The sweet almost jammy blueberries are offset by just a little sweetness and that crumble topping.

Well, be prepared to have your mind blown!

Portrait image of lemon and blueberry muffins in colourful silicon muffin cases on a white backdrop with one muffin broken upen showing inside texture

Ingredient Advice.

We have a very simple set of ingredients here so there is not a lot to trade in or out.

But there are some alterations that can be made.

I use mascarpone cheese in this recipe, you could swap this out for cream cheese. It will make the recipe a little less heavy on the hips and it will be a little more tart.

I prefer the richness of mascarpone personally. If you are gonna do cake then jump in with both feet I say!

You can also use frozen blueberries in this recipe and you do not need to defrost them.

A little tip to stop those frozen blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffin is to toss them in a little flour or powdered sugar.

Lemon and Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Lemon and Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These delicious Lemon and Blueberry muffins are made even more special with the addition of a fantastic crumble topping to give them a unique crunch.


For the Muffins:

  • 120 g Softened Butter
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 110 g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 150 g Blueberries

For the Crumble:

  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 75 g Brown Sugar
  • 80 g Plain Flour


  1. Cream together the softened butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in the eggs, it is easier to do this one at a time.
  3. Add in the Mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder and then mix together.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  6. Add the flour and brown sugar to a separate bowl.
  7. Pour in the melted butter and mix to form a crumb.
  8. Divide the batter between 12 muffin cases.
  9. Sprinkle over the crumble topping.
  10. Bake in the oven at 180°C or 350°F for 18-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

20 thoughts on this Recipe:

  1. Oh, Brian, these have totally won me. I’m so gonna have to try those beauties- I love fruit muffs and that lemon addition… brilliant! Recipe saved and I’m sure will be devoured super soon. ??

  2. Blueberry muffins are my favorite muffin variety. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries….always a winning combination! These look delicious!

  3. I get so excited when I see baked goods popping up on your blog! These look fantastic, Brian. I just made a blueberry lemon loaf – just can’t beat the combination of those two ingredients!

    • I definitely need help with my baking and it is all thanks to Meaghan at Cook Craft Love, super recipe and that crumble on top is superb 🙂

  4. I love that you used mascarpone in these. I accidentally discovered my love for it making frosting last year and I’m definitely going to swap it for cream cheese next time I make these muffins!

    • Thanks for the inspiration, I was struggling with what cream cheese to use so went with Mascarpone, it worked really well and the taste was awesome, all your work though I just jumped on board 😀

  5. You did a great Job Brian! I so love the texture of Mascarpone, but have never tried including it in muffins . I think I might just try it out next time. It looks So delicious!!!

  6. I love blueberry muffins (can’t wait for blueberry picking season in a couple short months!). The lemon and crumble would put this recipe at the top of my list of recipes to try!

  7. Lemon and blueberries are my favourite flavour combination in the Spring! They compliment each other so well and I bet they are just perfect in these gorgeous muffins!

  8. Mmmm… I love the addition of mascarpone cheese and that crumble provides just the right amount of texture contrast.

    • Thank you, it definitely works, I had planned on sharing these with a friend who had broke her arm as a bit of a pick me up… UNfortunately they did not last long enough oopsie 🙂

  9. The lemon & blueberry combo is one of my favorites! These muffins sound absolutely delicious! That crumble sounds to die for!!!


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