Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes
Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes:
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 3 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- ½ cup butter softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons Mapleine maple flavoring
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Milk as needed
Cinnamon sugar and fresh blueberries to decorate
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners (yields 24)
2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. On low speed, add eggs and egg whites one at a time until each in fully incorporated.
4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
5. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the wet (milk, vanilla extract and sour cream). Let each ingredient fully mix in before adding another, still be careful not to over mix.
6. Fold in blueberries. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for about 18 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Maple Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add maple flavoring and powdered sugar and let beat again. If needed, add 1 tablespoon of milk to loosen.
7. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes and top with cinnamon sugar and berries.
If you really want to treat yourself, put a warm cupcake in a bowl and pipe some of this maple buttercream over it and let in melt into the cake. It is absolutely divine.