Monday, October 5, 2009

Baking Mondays - W is for Waffle Cupcakes


Blueberry-buttermilk cake topped with maple syrup Swiss meringue butter cream, sprinkled with blueberries and drizzled with maple syrup

What does a waffle mean to you? To me it means a blueberry waffle with maple syrup, ice-cream and some extra blueberries on top - can you say yum? So when waffles won the poll last week I knew exactly what I wanted to make and I am happy to say that unlike last week, these cupcakes did not fail to impress - everything went according to plan, and the plan was awesome! So without further ado...

Blueberry-Buttermilk Cupcakes (from epicurious)
Makes 24 cupcakes

3 cups plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup (169g) unsalted butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 tbsp grated orange peel (I only had enough for 3/4 tbsp)
2 tsps vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk (I used 1 cup)
2 cups (320g) frozen blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 12-hole muffin trays with cupcake cases.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl (I sifted all the dry ingredients first).
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the orange peel and vanilla.
  4. Beat in the dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with the buttermilk in 2 additions.
  5. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin trays and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool cupcakes in trays for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.


Now while the cupcakes are cooling you can prepare your...

Maple Syrup Swiss Meringue Butter Cream

4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
250g unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp maple syrup

Follow the instructions for Almond Swiss Meringue Butter Cream but omit the almond and vanilla and instead add the maple syrup.

Now that the cupcakes are cooled, pipe a swirl of Maple Syrup Swiss Meringue Butter Cream on each one...


To finish up top each cupcake with a blueberry (or a few if you are feeling generous) and then drizzle with maple syrup...


Now enjoy your cupcake...


The ratings?

Me - 10/10, I love blueberry cakes - and this one is delicious! The maple syrup SMBC is a wonderful flavour.
Mat - 10/10, sensational!

22 comments:

Rhianne said...

oh my gosh, this looks delicious!!

Red Boots said...

Oh my goodness, I am droolling so much at the sight of these beauties! Have you ever thought about opening up a bakery? xx

Rose said...

They look great! I love blueberries too!

Rose

boots said...

holy yum

cookies and cups said...

seriously awesome! These look soooo good!!

Paris Pastry said...

O my, these look great! I love love love waffles (love would be an understatement)! The maple syrup drizzle looks so scrumptious!

Katie Elizabeth said...

WOW!
can i just ask... you know the butter cream....how do you judge when heating the sugar up? ... as not to cook the eggs. i'm apprehensive about trying to make it in case i produce scrambled egg....or not heating the egg enough. help!

Gabbi said...

So yummy and pretty looking! I rarely bake but your blog is very much an inspiration to do so...

Miss Dot said...

what an amazing recipe! i can't wait to try this! i love blueberry pancakes myself but waffles are a near and dear cousin. great job! wonderful pics, too, as per usual ;)

Gala said...

Yaaaaaaam! I mean yum!
I want a bite want a bite want a bite........

Amanda said...

I was soooo hoping there would be blueberries and syrup!!! And your pictures are perfect, as always. They really make me want to forgo the turkey in the oven and just have waffles. :)

itsandbits said...

O
M
G
i'm in awe of your creativity.

Elissa said...

Another wonderful creation! I love blueberries too.

alissa said...

mmm ive been craving waffles - this might be a good subsitute. i think i start every comment on your blog with mmm

apparentlyjessy said...

Fantastic! I knew your waffle cupcakes would be extra special, I love how the maple syrup is drizzling over the buttercream...droooool...

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

These look ah-mazing, Alicia! What an inspired idea, although should I really shouldn't be surprised anymore. The trend so far is that everything good in life can be made into a cupcake! J/k (or am I? haha). Thanks so much for sharing these and for dropping by my blog!

Chantel said...

Wow, they look lovely! I reckon you'd need to lick your fingers after eating one! hehe :)

Jelli Bean said...

You've won my heart, hands down! Two of my very VERY favorite things: blueberries and maple syrup (both of which don't exist where in live) paired with my FAVORITE breakfast, waffles! From childhood I threatened to buy my mother a waffle maker for Christmas every year so that yours truly could enjoy a waffle breakfast. As a wedding gift, I finally got one, but it's a dud. Slow to heat, no crunchy outside. Pure sadness. Nevertheless, this recipe is shooting straight to the top of my return-to-the-US-for-holidays-must-bake list

Ash said...

OMG I just love this!!
These are too AMAZING!!!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wowow! Those pictures are so shiny and crisp! Nice job! :D

m.e (Cathie) said...

mmm, I love those pics, especially the maple & blueberries. nice!!

Jen Zahigian said...

Oh these look amazing. i wish i had one in front of me right now! definitely going to try to make these.