Cupcakes for TWO and a giveaway

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September 12, 2011
Cupcakes for two. Seriously? I know, I know, probably not a good recipe to have on hand. The fact that I can whip up 2 cupcakes in 20 minutes is a pretty dangerous situation for me. Well, I suppose I can be positive and think, “At least I don’t have 24 cupcakes sitting around the house”.
I found the original recipe for the cake part of the cupcake over at How Sweet It is. However I had to jazz them up with some almond extract and fill them with some yummy black raspberry jam.

The cupcakes are not your traditional light as air, bakery style cupcake. They are a bit more dense. Perfect to me!

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Cupcakes for two
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2
 
Jelly filled cupcakes for two with Cream cheese blackberry frosting.
Ingredients
Cupcake
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 drop almond extract
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ heaping teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ tablespoons milk
Filling
  • 1 tablespoon black raspberry jam
Cream Cheese Blackberry Frosting
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon blackberry jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line 2 wells of a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Cupcakes
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the egg white and the sugar until incorporated.
  2. Mix in the butter, vanilla extract, almond extract.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar and eggs.
  5. Mix until smooth.
  6. Mix in the milk.
  7. Divide evenly into the cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Filling
  1. Place the blackberry jam in a tiny bowl and microwave for 10 seconds.
Cream Cheese Blackberry Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter,cream cheese and salt until smooth with an electric mixer.
  2. Turn the mixer to low and add the powdered sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and increase the mixer to medium.
  4. Beat in the heavy cream and mix on high until the frosting is fluffy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Fold in the blackberry jam.
Assembly
  1. Inject the cupcakes with ½ tablespoon jam each.
  2. Top with frosting.
Notes
Tips on how to avoid a dry cupcake. Spoon your flour into you measuring cup and level off with a knife. This prevents too much flour from being “packed” into your measuring cup DONT overmix. The original version of the cupcake itself can be found at www.HowSweeteats.com

Now onto the GIVEAWAY. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

The fine folks at BigKitchen.com are kind enough to offer one of my readers a fun little package.

One of my readers will receive SIX Norpro Bake and Store red silicone cupcake holders and
One Norpro 9 Pc. Cupcake Injector/decorating set.

I am totally loving these Bake and Store Silicone cupcake holders. They were perfect for this cupcake for two recipe.
I just placed two holders on a tiny baking sheet and placed the cupcake liners in the holders and baked away! Then after I decorated them I popped the lid on and they were all nice and cozy. The travel well and will stay fresher because of the lid. Love them!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!!!!!

GIVEAWAY RULES

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    Does this only make frosting for two? It seems like it would make more.

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