Miss G & I recently went blueberry picking after reading the classic, Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, and I thought we’d be making blueberry pie afterward – but nope! My little miss had other plans for those blueberries – a delicious Buttermilk Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
Now we love our blueberry recipes, like the blueberry pie cake with vanilla buttercream I recently made for my friend, Stacey, or our no-churn blueberry pie ice cream, but for some reason Miss G thought that the blueberries should act as just a garnish on these delicious cupcakes – and I think that might have something to do with the fact that she ate half of them on the ride home!
These cupcakes are pure perfection and just a little bit old-fashioned in the best kind of way. You can top them however you like to make these a year-round treat.
How to Make Buttermilk Cupcakes
First, gather your ingredients:
- 1 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350F and line a cupcake tray with your chosen liners. (We used these because I’m a sucker for ruffles.)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Place the two eggs in a separate bowl and beat for 30 seconds before slowly adding in the white sugar.
Once the egg and white sugar mixture is light and fully beaten, beat in the vanilla and oil.
Add half of the dry ingredients, mix completely, then add half of the buttermilk. Repeat.
Fill the muffin liners halfway full and bake 12-15 minutes and cool in the pan before removing to a cooling rack.
How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1-8oz package cream cheese
- 4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Blend until you reach a smooth consistency. Add more icing sugar or butter to achieve your desired softness.
Fit a 1M Wilton tip to a piping bag, fill it with the cream cheese frosting, and add a generous swirl on top of each cupcake.
Top with fresh blueberries.
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These cupcakes are definitely in the top 10 that I have ever had in my life!
What cupcakes would you like to see us make next?
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