Day 28 – Blueberry Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

28 Aug

First, I dedicate today’s post to my dear friends, Johnny and Vicki. They (along with their utterly amazing son, Noah) welcomed Eliza Rose into the world yesterday. And I couldn’t be more excited for all of them!! So, I’m sending lots of love (and maybe some cupcakes) their way.

Now, this cupcake is not something you see every day!  Blueberry Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting (recipe below from The Baking Robot).  Those are 2 very unique things!  And, nothing works better at gettin’ me over Hump Day than new and different kinds of cupcakes!

Bluberry Cupcake     Mini Blueberry Cupcake

The cake is very delicate, and breaks very easily!  It’s a little strange.  Kinda like a banana muffin, but then tart.  I didn’t really enjoy the flavor.  The minis are really weird.  Like there’s not enough blueberry, so all the flavor is gone.  They are a beautiful blue/purple color when they go in the oven and a dark green when they come out.  The blogger had warned us about it, but it’s weird in person.  It’s looks more like chocolate than fruit, which is deceiving.

Brown Sugar Frosting

Frosting is thick and easy to pipe.  It tastes a little like cookie dough, but not that consistency.  Brown sugar is a refreshing change from the usual frosting taste. Very unique.

Blueberry Cupcake w Brown Sugar Frosting     Mini Blueberry Cupcake w Brown Sugar Frosting

The frosting definitely brings out the best flavor in the cupcake.  The end result is similar to a blueberry muffin.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 2

– Frosting Taste: 4

– Overall Taste: 2.5

– Appearance: 2

– Ease of Making: 3

– TOTAL: 13.5

RECIPE

Blueberry Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting (recipe from The Baking Robot)

(for blueberry reduction)*
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch

For cupcakes:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk

blueberry reduction*
1/2 cup blueberries

Frosting:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit The Baking Robot.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes*

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