Lavender Cupcakes

Blackberry

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Blackberry Jam Filling and Lavender Frosting

YIELD

20 Cupcakes

TYPE

Dessert

TIME

1 hr 25 mins

CUISINE

American

Eggs Sugar Cream of Tartar All-Purpose Flour Baking Powder Salt Vegetable Oil Whole Milk Vanilla Extract Blackberries Lemon Juice Dried Lavender Powdered Sugar Salted Butter Heavy Cream

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

Make jam

1

Combine blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large pot. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, or until jam starts to thicken. Let cool.

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Blend

2

Once the jam is cool, place it in the largest bowl of the food processor and pulse until smooth. Set aside.

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Make meringue

3

In a medium sized bowl, beat together egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar until medium peaks form, about 3-5 minutes.

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Whisk dry ingredients

4

Mix together flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

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Whisk wet ingredients

5

Whisk egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla.

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Stir

6

Slowly mix together the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Continue whisking until completely smooth.

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Fold in meringue

7

Fold in the meringue in two parts.

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Bake

8

Pour batter into a lined muffin pans. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes test done.

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Blend

9

In the largest bowl of the food processor, pulse until the lavender is fully incorporated. Sift and set aside.

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Beat butter

10

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.

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Mix

11

Slowly, add the powdered sugar. Mix until well combined.

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Stir

12

Stir in the vanilla, heavy cream, and food coloring.

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Core, fill, and decorate

13

Core the cupcakes. Fill the cupcakes with jam. Place the tops back over the cupcakes. Pipe buttercream in desired style.

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