Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam and English Buttercream

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam and English Buttercream

Created for Blake Hill by Jocelyn, owner and head baker at MINT+ MALLOW, crafting high-quality sweets using the finest ingredients for celebrations of all sizes.

Serving Size: 12 cupcakes

FOR THE CUPCAKES

1 stick (1/2 cup, 113g) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup (140g) all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons (28g) buttermilk (or regular milk)

FOR THE FILLING AND BUTTERCREAM

1 stick (1/2 cup, 113g) butter, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 jar Blake Hill Gooseberry & Wild Elderflower Jam

Instructions

1

FOR THE CUPCAKES

2

Preheat oven to 375°F and line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake papers

3

Cream butter and sugar using a hand or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium-high until light and fluffy

4

Add all other cupcake ingredients and blend on medium-high for about 1 minute until batter is smooth, light, and fluffy again

5

Divide batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups

6

Bake for 16-18 minutes until the tops are golden-brown, fully set, and slightly bouncy when pressed

7

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before continuing to filling and frosting

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FOR THE FILLING AND BUTTERCREAM

9

Place the butter, powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons of jam in a medium-sized bowl and beat for 1 minute on medium-low to roughly blend ingredients, then 1 minute on medium-high or until buttercream is smooth and fluffy

10

BUILDING YOUR CUPCAKES

11

Create a core in the cooled cupcakes using a large diameter round pastry tip as a corer, or a small spoon or knife, to remove a piece of cake from the center of the top half of the cupcakes

12

Using a pastry bag or zip-top bag with a small corner cut off, fill the cavity in each cupcake with about 1 tablespoon of jam

13

Spread or pipe the buttercream on top of the filled cupcakes, and finish decorating to your liking. Enjoy!

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam and English Buttercream

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