Day 301 – Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes

28 May

Yesterday’s Kumquat Cupcakes were so different, I decided to stick with that theme.  These Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe below from My Edible Memories) looked equally unique.  Vanilla…okay.  A pretty normal cupcake.  Kiwi…not so much.

Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and a little moist. They have a sweet vanilla flavor. I don’t get a lot of kiwi flavor, unless I get a chunk of kiwi in the bite.

Kiwi-Buttercream

The frosting is soft and smooth. It has a much stronger kiwi taste than the cupcake. No doubt about the flavor! It’s sweet and tart.

Kiwi-Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Kiwi-Vanilla

The frosting brings out the kiwi flavor in the cupcake a little. And the cupcake balances a lot of the tartness in the frosting. Together it’s smooth and sweet, with just a little tart. It still has a strong vanilla flavor, with a kiwi accent. Very bright. Very summery. Almost like a citrus cupcake.

Kiwi-Vanilla-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18

Mini Kiwi-Vanilla-top

RECIPE

Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe from My Edible Memories)

Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 1-2 whole fresh kiwis (enough to make 1/3 cup of mashed kiwi)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • slightly over 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites

Kiwi Frosting:

  • 1 whole fresh kiwi, mashed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • slightly over 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • a pinch or two of sea salt

For directions visit My Edible Memories.

*Tomorrow: Fresh Lime Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 301 – Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes”

  1. sarahgiebens May 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    These cupcakes look so good and delicious 🙂

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