Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blueberries 'n' cream

Since Joe and Chloe are going to have a little boy - I wanted to stick to the "blue" theme of the party so rather than making a strawberries 'n' cream recipe I opted for a blueberry version. Just as easy and just as yummy. If you want to swap the jam flavour to match your favourite berry - go for it. Just follow the easy recipe below and you're sure to be happy with your final result.

Blueberries 'n' Cream:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. self-rising flour
2 tbsp milk

Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners - again, I made 24 mini cupcakes, but you can make 12 regular sized ones.

In a large bowl beat the butter to loosen it up a bit. Add the sugar and beat the two together to form a fluffy mixture. Add the eggs (individually), the flour and the milk - always using your beater. Once the batter is smooth, scoop it out evenly into the paper liners. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes (double the time if making regular sized ones). Remove from heat and set on a wire rack to cool.

Just before you want to serve these cupcakes - make the creamy topping.

Whipped Cream and Blueberry Topping:

1 c. heavy cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 pint of blueberries
1/2 c. blueberry jam

In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Beat with a hand held mixer until soft peaks form - that's when you know that the whipped cream is stiff enough to stay on top of the cupcakes.

Now to assemble ;0)

Grab a cupcake, put a dollop of blueberry jam on the top, spoon some whipped cream on top of that and then top the entire thing with some fresh blueberries.

VoilĂ ! Done and done. Simple eh?

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