White Chocolate and Blueberry Cupcakes

I got a new cupcake cookbook (Cupcakes: From the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn) this week and wanted to try one of the recipes out. If you remember, the recipe that I used for the AMAZING cookies-n-cream cupcakes came from this cookbook as well so Hubby and I were convinced that any recipe I tried would be good.

We had spent a weekend in Maine and bought some homemade blueberry preserves. I thought these would go perfectly with the White on White cupcakes. I decided to make the Full-Fat-Full-Dairy version of these cupcakes. That way I’m not tempted to try one. Or two or three.

Hubby said these were his 2nd favorite cupcakes of all time, behind the aforementioned Cookies-N-Cream cupcakes. He also said that quite a few of his coworkers loved them as well.

White on White Cupcakes – 4 WW pts – makes 24
(From: Cupcakes! By the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 box white cake mix
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners and set aside.

Place chocolate chips in glass mixing bowl in microwave on high for 50 seconds to 1 minute. Remove and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Place cake mix, milk, oil, egg, egg whites, vanilla, and melted white chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop the machine and scrape down sides of the bowl with rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more.

Spoon or scoop 1/4 cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it two thirds of the way full.

Place pans in the oven and bake until they are lightly golden and spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 17 to 20 minutes.

Allow cupcakes to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – 5 WW PTS(from Crazy about Cupcakes)
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Heat the white chocolate chips, butter, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until all is melted. Remove from heat

Stir in the vanilla. Add the confectioners’ sugar slowly, stirring constantly, until combined. Add more milk or sugar to achieve desired spreading consistency.

I used the Cone Method to fill 12 of the cupcakes with preserves. I wanted to keep some for us to use later, especially since I wouldn’t be able to eat any of these cupcakes.

The frosting was very thick and only covered 12 of the cupcakes, which worked out fine since I only filled 12 of them. I frosted the remaining cupcakes with some leftover Hershey’s perfectly chocolate frosting that I had in the freezer from when I made the Chocolate-PB cupcakes.

Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)
1 cupcake: 162.7 Calories, 7.0g Fat, 14.4 mg Cholesterol, 184.9 mg Sodium, 3.2 mg Potassium, 23.7 g Carbs, 0.0 g Dietary Fiber, 14.4 g Sugar, 2.8 g Protein
WW POINTS = 4

1 serving frosting: 187.3 Calories, 5.6g Fat, 7.8 mg Cholesterol, 22.2 mg Sodium, 6.6 mg Potassium, 35.4 g Carbs, 0.0 g Dietary Fiber, 34.9 g Sugar, 1.1 g Protein
WW POINTS = 4

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13 Responses to “Maple Syrup and Birthday Cupcakes”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Mmmmm I love one dish cupcakes!

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    Carly — March 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Those cupcakes look delish! Can you tell me more about the “dipping in ganache” technique? Does the ganache need to be a certain consistency first?

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    yumventures — March 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I have seen some maple cheesecake around the blogs, maybe that would be awesome use for the sugar? Or to top maple sugar cookies 🙂

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    Joanne — March 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I made a seriously awesome maple mousse cake to go with Christmas dinner this year and it used maple sugar. It was one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten. The link to the post is: http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.blogspot.com/2010/01/frozen-maple-mousse-pie-with-chocolate.html.

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    KV — March 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Go Butler!! I think I’m going to use your “go to” cupcake recipe to make some Final Four treats for the office Friday

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    Kelly — March 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Wow that maple syrup event looks really cool, I wish I had known about it- it looks like they only do it once a year!

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    Jen — March 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Carly – I dipped the cupcakes in the ganache while it was still very liquidy. I did it a few minutes after making the ganache and then let it set up on the cupcakes. Hope that helps.

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    Cara — March 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Jen, the maple syrup experience sounds like so much fun and I’ve always wanted to do it! I wonder if it’s too late this year.

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    Lila — March 31, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Those cupcakes look so pretty. Can you tell me what kind of liners you’re using? They stay so nice and bright.

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    stephchows — March 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    ooo I love sugar houses!!! The tastings are always the best 🙂

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    Jen — March 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Lila, I get the liners online. Here is the link for the colored ones, and I also get brown liners as well.

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    Memória — April 9, 2010 at 5:02 am

    The cupcakes look beautiful and festive!! I love real maple syrup!

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    Kyle — April 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I should have a birthday more often. So good…

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