Cupcakes for two
Author: Leslie Green- The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
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
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2011/09/cupcakes-for-two-and-a-giveaway.html