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Blueberry & Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

July 3rd, 2008

Blueberry & Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

I had to come up with something to celebrate the holiday with and for some reason around the 4th of July my mouth waters for every cake I see with whole blueberries and strawberries on top.  This cupcake recipe was my answer!  I used the Strawberry cupcake recipe from last week and simply reduced the amount of strawberries and added whole blueberries to the batter.  Then to make it have all the red, white and blue flair I used whipped cream, whole blueberries and strawberries to top it off.  The result is a festive, decadent, delight that we got to share with some friends the other night.  Here’s what I did:

Fold in Strawberries and BlueberriesLet them cool

Ingredients for Cupcake:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 6 ounces Homemade Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 15 medium sized Stahlbush Island Farm’s Frozen Strawberries (thawed slightly) cut into quarters
  • 5 oz whole, fresh or Stahlbush Island Farm frozen blueberries (thawed slightly)

Ingredients for Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 8 to 10 fluid oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar (more or less to your sweet toothe’s taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Cupcake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy
  3. Add your egg and applesauce and mix thoroughly
  4.  Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add to your wet ingredients
  5. Fold in strawberries and blueberries
  6. Place in lined cupcake baking tins (I made about 14)
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or so, until toothpick comes out clean

Directions for Real Whipped Cream Frosting:

  1. Mix whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixer
  2. Beat until extra thick (but definitely stop before you make butter) 😉

Put it all together by spreading real whipped cream on each cupcake.  Top with a whole strawberry and a bunch of whole thawed blueberries.

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