The Weekend Bake: Cupcakes from Heaven

I like to bake and its a bit of a stress thing for me as well - during my ALevels, there were new cakes each day! But I also like coming up with recipes (all by myself!!!!!) and this one is completely original. A by Ellie spectacular. Blueberry and white chocolate cupcakes with a white chocolate ganache (but the icing isn't really necessary).

This recipe was originally meant to be raspberry and white chocolate which is a sure fire combination and my all time favourite combination but low and behold, the local co-op was out of raspberries so I swapped them for blueberries and this may have been the best thing to happen to my recipes for a long time.

For the cupcakes:
300g plain (or self raising) flour
2 tsp baking powder
150g golden caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
225ml milk
50g butter (melted)
100g fresh blueberries
100g chopped white chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
  3. Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk in the vanilla extract, milk and butter.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and add the raspberries and chocolate, take care not to overmix.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they've risen.

For the ganache:
300g unsalted butter, soft
1 tsp vanilla extract
650g icing sugar
150g white chocolate, melted

  1. Cream all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Ice cupcakes when they've cooled down.
  3. Decorate as you wish!

All in all, these worked brilliantly, the tartness of the blueberries meant that they weren't too rich and that the white chocolate ganache didn't make it too sickly! I also learnt that I can't ice cupcakes to save my life.

Let me know if you've tried any recipes lately!

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