Monday, February 15, 2010

Blueberry White Chocolate Cupcakes



Well, I planned to make this a tear drenching post about numerous attempts of making a frosting for these cupcakes, they all were a complete fail! But, at the end of the day I was just glad I got them done so no tears today.

The winning frosting was a classic buttercream with white chocolate. It was truly delicious, but being a swiss meringue butter cream LOVER I felt it was a bit too heavy. If you like buttercream this is one awesome frosting.


Look at those beautiful blueberries...

Love the way these baked and they could easy be eaten just like that as a muffins

After the frosting disaster I treated myself with a little something


Blueberry White Chocolate Cupcakes:
(makes 12 frosted cupcakes)

Blueberry cakes:
1 ½ cups plain flour
½ tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup caster sugar
85 gr unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup (320g) frozen blueberries (I used fresh)


Preheat oven to 180C. Line 1 12-hole muffin trays with cupcake cases.
Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.
Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla.
Beat in the dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with the buttermilk in 2 additions.
Fold in the blueberries.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin trays and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes in trays for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.


White chocolate buttercream:
150gr (5 ounces) good quality white chocolate, chopped into small chuncks
115 gr (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted!
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream (I used buttermilk)

In a small heat proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, carefully and slowly melt the white chocolate. Remove from heat and let cool until just slightly warm. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. Add the salt, vanilla extract, and sour cream (or buttermilk) and mix until very smooth. Add the melted white chocolate and mix just until incorporated.

Frost the cupcakes and garnish with some more blueberries. Enjoy!


Original from: Cakes- the red deer, frosting- foodnetwork.

18 comments:

  1. they look quite perfect! i bet they would've been insanely good with SMBC on top. YUM!

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  2. These look heavenly and almost too good to eat.

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  3. What a great photo of blueberries. These cupcakes look perfect. What a great flavor combination.

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  4. I love blueberries and white chocolate... but, I don't think I've ever had them together. Sounds awesome.

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  5. I can only cope with frosting in small doses - but this looks so delicious! What gorgeous cupcakes, so pretty :)

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  6. Yum. I LOVE white chocolate. Sounds like these cupcakes are delicious. I love your piping as well!

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  7. These sounds absolutely delicious-and the photos came out so pretty! To me, the buttercream is the best part of the entire cupcake ;)

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  8. love this and actually made some. i am posting a link to your blog on my blog this week. i have a question for you though. I used fresh blueberries, but they seem to have sunk to the bottom while cooking. any tips?
    thanks

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    1. Just a tip when using berries or raisins etc I have always used about 1 tbsp of four to coat my berries or raisins first shake of excess flour before adding to batter and it does help stop them from sinking to the bottom. I have done this so many times and it's been successful so good luck.

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  9. So I made them but it tasted like corn bread with blueberries......is all purpose flour the right kind to use?

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  10. i like cupcakes :0
    i like it when i eat them
    one day i want to be a cupcake

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  11. I LIKE TO SPEWK ON MY CUPCAKES

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  12. CORN BREAD NO#1 FANFebruary 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    YEY CORN BREAD

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  13. awesomebaker cupcaker#1August 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    I made them a bit differently I made them like backwards so I mooshed up the blueberries then cooked them on the stove and then put them in like that and instead of melting the chocolate I put it in like chocolate chips insanely better I also made 2tone icing these cupcakes r the best

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  14. I had a go at these and found the cupcakes themselves rather stodgy and the frosting wet and overly sweet ... but yours looked so nice! :(

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