This weekend I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to make some more cupcakes and after tossing around a few ideas for my dad, I settled on some blueberry cupcakes. There were a few other ideas that I will just have to save for another date. :-)
I love cupcakes and muffins that are just bursting with fruit, so I have a tendency to over do it a little when it comes to that. But that’s just me.
|1 2/3 Cups Cake Flour, Non Self Rising||2/3 Cup Sugar|
|1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda||2 Eggs|
|1 Teaspoon Baking Powder||1 Teaspoon Vanilla|
|1/2 Teaspoon Salt||3/4 Cup Sour Cream|
|1 Stick of Unsalted Butter||1 1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries|
|6 Tablespoons Sugar||1/4 Cup Brown Sugar|
|1 Teaspoon Cinnamon|
|1 1/4 Sticks Butter||8 Oz Cream Cheese, Room Temp|
|1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla||2 2/3 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar|
|1/4 Cup Jam, Blueberry|
1. Mix together the topping. Set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 375. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Then, in a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in the eggs 1 at a time, and then add in the vanilla. Reduce the speed to low and in 3 separate batches, add in the flour mixture while alternating with the sour cream. Lastly, fold in the blueberries.
3. Divide the batter among the cupcake cups. Sprinkle on the topping and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
4. For the icing, beat together the butter and cream cheese until pale and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the vanilla and confectioner’s sugar. Raise the speed for 1 minute. Add the jam on top and immediately spoon it into the pastry bag. Do not stir it. When the cupcakes are completely cool, ice your cupcakes.
You could easily just skip the icing and make these as muffins. The cake portion really isn’t that sweet and the topping adds a nice little sweet layer.
Now for a giggle. While I was making these cupcakes, my sister and I were trying to make homemade snickers ice cream bars. Great in theory. But execution wise, epic fail.
Check out the recipe here if you want to give them a try…or just look at what we were ATTEMPTING to create. I have to say….they tasted GREAT, but they were exacting easy to eat.
One day, we will try this guy again.