Blueberry Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Frosting

I have this baking bucket list that I’ve been meaning to complete for quite some time now. I was looking at it yesterday, after I posted my Toffee Bit Cookies recipe, and thought to myself…I’m going to complete one of these tomorrow! I decided on making blueberry cupcakes with honey buttercream frosting… and man was that a good idea.
These are so good…so blueberry-yyy so make sure you like blueberries before you try out this recipe!
Also I’m a huge sucker for buttercream… it’s my all time favourite. Before I ice whatever I’m icing, I always eat a couple spoonfuls of the buttercream (and also make sure there is some left over so I can eat more after I’m done…hehehe).
Then with the added benefit of the blueberry preserves garnished on top… 10/10 for sure!!!Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset
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Ingredients: 
Cupcakes:
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups blueberries

Honey Buttercream:

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • dash of milk
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 12-count muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together melted butter and oil, then add in eggs, buttermilk and extracts. Whisk to combine.
  4. Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Divide the batter among the cups and bake for 15-20 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, frost and decorate as desired.
  6. To make the frosting, cream butter and honey together in a large bowl. Mix in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk.

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Source: Always With Butter

4 Comments

  1. January 9, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Looks delicious. never tried honey buttercream before .. is it really sweet? I guess the blueberries must balance it out …

    • January 9, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      surprisingly the buttercream isnt that sweet. It just tastes like regular buttercream, but with a hint of honey!

  2. January 9, 2015 / 11:45 am

    These look gorgeous and sound delicious!!

    • January 9, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you!! You should give them a try sometime, really easy!

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