Sunday, 2 August 2015

How To Not Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes

Yes you've read the title right. How To NOT Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes! I was sceptical of writing this blog post, mainly because the cakes didn't quite come out how I wanted them to, but it might be useful to know what not to do next time.I was inspired by another Cox Cookies & Cakes recipe, but used my own cupcake recipe and then followed the compote instructions.

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

For the basic cupcake recipe you will need:

- 3 eggs
- 125g of margarine
- 125g of caster sugar
- 125g of self-raising flour
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the vanilla buttercream recipe you will need:

- 250g of unsalted butter
- 600g of icing sugar
- 2 tbsp of milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the blueberry compote recipe you will need:

- 150g of blueberries
- 50 of caster sugar

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Start off with the basic cupcake recipe and cream the margarine and sugar together.  Also remember to preheat the over to 200 C/ fan 180 C/gas mark 6

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Then add in the flour, eggs and vanilla essence, until it looks like this!

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Next up, place the blueberries and caster sugar for the compote in a small saucepan over a low heat and cook gently until the fruit starts to pop. Remember to keep stirring to stop the sugar from catching.

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Soften until it looks something like this! Then take off the heat and leave to cool.

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

SUPER IMPORTANT: Set out twelve cupcake cases (this recipe will more than likely make more!) and only fill the cases to just under half.

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Make a little well in each and fill with the blueberry compote, then cover over with more cupcake mixture. Make sure it's totally covered otherwise the compote will spill out! An example on the right...

This was the mistake I made and why I was slightly apprehensive of posting this recipe, so make sure you get this step correct.

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

Bake for about 10-15 minutes, checking at various intervals until golden brown (and smelling delicious.)

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

To make the vanilla icing, simply add all the products together in a bowl, then whisk until light and fluffy. Use a palette knife to put the mixture on the cake and voila!

How To Make Blueberry Compote Cupcakes Recipe

And finally eat your cakes. The sweetness from the blueberries complement the vanilla from the buttercream very well, that you just can't resist eating one or two!

Have you tried this recipe? What's your favourite cupcake?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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