Blueberry Maple Cupcakes and a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Today is a very special day featuring Blueberry Maple Cupcakes and a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate my friend Melanie’s 1st Blogiversary at Carmel Moments- Enjoying life one beautiful mess at a time. If you don’t know Melanie yet you are in for a treat. She is an amazing mother to 3 kids and her blog is real, uplifting, and insightful Carmel Moments is a collection of family-friendly recipes like Outback Copycat Honey Whole Wheat Bread, posts about Melanie’s strong Christian faith, and touching stories about motherhood.

I’d love for you to pop over to Carmel Moments and wish Melanie a Happy Blogiversary! And don’t forget to enter below to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway: Eligible to one (1) winner residing in one of the 48 contiguous states. Must be 18 years of age to enter giveaway. Starts 12 am 6/20/2014 (EST time) and ends 12 am 7/4/2014 (EST time). To enter the giveaway, you must participate in at minimum, one of the listed entries in the widget and an email address must be provided. Winner will be announced via email and must respond to the subject line: “Congratulations! You’ve Won Carmel Moment’s Amazon Gift Card Giveaway” from carmelmoments@outlook.com within 24 hours of deliverance. Failure to respond will forfeit your chance in winning and a new winner will be chosen. I will send the giftcard electronically to chosen winner. Please be advised items may appear different from the photo shown. Carmel Moments and its owner are not held responsible for missing/broken items received by the winner. Good luck and thank you for your entries. There will be more fun recipes, as well as giveaways coming soon! See more at http://carmelmoments.com

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Blueberry Maple Cupcakes Birthdays (and Blogiversaries) always call for cake or cupcakes to celebrate. These Blueberry Maple Cupcakes are extra special and unique just like my friend Melanie. They taste like the cupcake version of blueberry pancakes. The texture of the cupcake is a little more like a muffin than a cupcakes and it’s filled with beautiful, sweet blueberries. The frosting is to die for. Definitely one of my favorite frosting recipes. I like to really pile it on the cupcakes. It has the perfect texture- creamy, thick, and smooth, plus an incredible maple syrup flavor from some maple flavoring. If you don’t have maple flavoring, you will not regret purchasing some for this recipe. You could probably sub pure maple syrup but you will not get the intense maple flavor. Blueberry Maple Cupcakes   Blueberry Maple Cupcakes   Blueberry Maple Cupcakes   Blueberry Maple Cupcakes   Blueberry Maple Cupcakes   Blueberry Maple Cupcakes

Blueberry Maple Cupcakes
 
These Blueberry Maple Cupcakes taste like the cupcake equivalent of blueberry pancakes!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Maple Buttercream
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • extra blueberries to decorate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pans with liners (12).
  2. Using mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. On low-speed add eggs and egg white and beat until fully mixed in.
  4. In a medium bowl sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. (Instead of sifting, you can run a whisk through the ingredients. Essentially accomplishes the same thing- aeration and removal of clumps- without making a mess.)
  5. Mix sour cream, milk, and vanilla together.
  6. Add ⅓ of dry ingredients to mixer, then ½ of wet. Followed by another ⅓ of dry. Finish with remaining wet and dry ingredients. Careful not to overmix.
  7. Fold in blueberries and fill muffin liners ¾ full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until very tops are fully cooked.
  8. To make frosting, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add maple flavoring and sugar and beat until smooth.
  9. Cool cupcakes before frosting. Use a pastry bag fitted with a large star and swirl around the outer part of cupcake and gradually come inwards with each swirl. Or just slather it on there.
  10. Decorate with blueberries.

Recipe Source: adapted from Your Cup of Cake q

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56 thoughts on “Blueberry Maple Cupcakes and a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

  1. Yep. I have just witnessed blueberry pancakes in cupcake form. I am not sure how to process this other than to fervently wish for one and hope it appears in front of me as I type this comment…
    ….
    ….
    it’ll appear eventually, right?? ;)

  2. Maple and blueberries remind me of pancakes, and I know I’d love these cupcakes with those flavors! These cupcakes look so moist and I’m loving how high those frosting swirls are! :)

  3. I’ve just had my breakfast, but you are so making me wish I had one of these for ‘dessert’! Haha! I don’t think I’ve ever seen maple and blueberries combined before, but I bet they are a match made in heaven. Plus, I’m always impressed by people who have learned to frost muffins properly with the swirly frosting on top. Got to try that! ;-)

  4. I would love to try the blueberry coconut sparkler!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  5. These cupcakes look incredible Christin! The frosting look so dreamy and I love how high you piled it on! The maple and blueberry combination sounds amazing plus any time I can have cupcakes for breakfast is always a good day :)

  6. I just fried up a package of maple bacon yesterday. I wonder how some crumbles of that would taste in the frosting. I’m going to have to try that. These look gorgeous in the photos!

  7. I’d love to try one of your cakes, I have my eye on the hummingbird cake for my daughter’s august birthday

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