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Vanilla Bean Blueberry Cream Cupcakes recipe creates moist and tender homemade cupcakes with a fluffy blueberry whipped cream frosting. These heavenly cupcakes are easy enough to make for an everyday treat but delicious enough for special occasions.

Vanilla Bean Blueberry Cream Cupcakes

Moist and tender homemade cupcakes with a fluffy blueberry whipped cream frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Moist Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, Whipped Cream Frosting
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 315 kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter *room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk *room temperature
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 vanilla beans

For the Blueberry Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup blueberry jam or preserves *chilled
  • 1 pint blueberries *optional

Instructions

  1. Arrange oven racks so that cupcakes will be baking more towards the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and place into the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer. Add butter, buttermilk and oil. Mix on medium speed until smooth, making sure to scrap down sides of bowl a few times.
  3. With a small knife carefully cut down the length of the vanilla bean. With the flat, non-sharp end of the knife scrap down the center of the bean to extract the seeds and place seeds in a separate medium sized bowl. In the same bowl add egg whites, egg and extract. Whisk until incorporated. Add half of egg mixture to flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Repeat with remaining egg mixture. Mix on medium speed until very thick and smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Line 2 standard sized muffin pans with cupcake liners. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup fill liners to two-thirds full. Bake for 20-25 mins making sure to rotate pans halfway through baking. Cupcakes are done when cupcake springs back to the touch. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In the meantime place a large bowl and whisk attachment to hand mixer or KitchenAid in freezer to chill. Once cupcakes are cooled completely and bowl is chilled, pour whipping cream into bowl and whip just until cream becomes thick, about 2 mins. Add chilled blueberry preserves and continue whipping until cream becomes thick enough to stand on top of cupcakes, about another 2-3 mins.
  6. Frost cupcakes using a decorating bag and a large decorating star tip. Garnish each cupcake with a blueberry and store in airtight container in the refrigerator. (see tips above)

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*
adapted from bon appétit

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Bean Blueberry Cream Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.