Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes!

Last night I made a delicious batch of blueberry cupcakes!  They were filled with blueberries and the texture and the flavor was so, so good.  My dad (who doesn't compliment people easily) said that these were the best cupcakes he's ever tasted!  I won't keep you waiting!  I got this recipe from the book Martha Stewart's Cupcakes.  Here's the recipe!


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self rising)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
2 cups fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish (I added pecans and a mint leaf instead)


Directions:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.  Whisk together both of the flours, baking powder and salt.  With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Beat in the vanilla.  Reduce the speed to low.  Add the flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combines after each.  Fold in the blueberries.  Divide the batter evenly among the lined cups, filling each three-quarters full.  Bake rotating half way through until pale golden, about 25 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before removing the cupcakes.  Cupcakes can be stored up to 3 days at room temperature in airtight containers.


Frosting:
Whipped Cream!


Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar


Directions: Whisk heavy cream until soft peaks form.  Add the sugar and whisk until combined.


To finish dollop the cupcakes with the whipped cream and garnish with blueberries or the chopped pecans and mint like I did.  Enjoy! :)


Thanks
Alyssa :)

6 comments:

  1. Wow, Alyssa! So this one has your Dad's stamp of approval. That's fantastic! Grandpa and I MUST taste it next time we get together. Hopefully, soon! Love, Grandma

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    1. I know! We have to make them the next time we see you guys! :)

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  2. Did you include a surprise chili pepper in the middle? Looks ethereal - or maybe yummy. It would go well with some Shrimp Etouffee (I made for GR's birthday lunch). :)

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    1. Hahah ewww! That would be gross! LOL :)

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