Thursday, April 21, 2011

Glazed Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberries

These are light, airy cakes with blueberry filling and a lemony, white chocolate ganache glaze.  The original recipes was made with raspberry, which would be just as good.  I have a small ethnic store nearby and was able to find blueberry jam.  You can substitute any filling for these little cakes.

Cupcakes:
  • 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup blueberry jam
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cupcake liners into wells of muffin pan.  Zest lemon to measure 1 Tablespoon.  In a medium bowl, combine sugar and oil; whisk well.  Add zest, yogurt, milk and extract; whisk until blended.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl; mix well.  Sift flour mixture into wet ingredients; whisk until blended.  Whisk egg white vigorously about 1 minute until very foamy; fold into batter.  Scoop batter into liners.  Mix blueberry jam with cornstarch; place about 1 tsp. of jam onto center of cupcakes; push in gently with back of spoon.
Bake 15-17 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed.

Ganache & Garnish:
  • 3 oz. white chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. plain, nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • Fresh blueberries
Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl.  Microwave on high 45-60 second or until almost melted; stir until smooth.  Sitr in yogurt and extract.  Dip tops of cupcakes into ganache, coating tops evenly.  Garnish with blueberries.

~Adapted from Season's Best Recipe Collection
This recipes is linked to Miz Helen's Country Cottage

7 comments:

  1. My mouth is all ready for this one... what a great drool worthy shot!

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  2. These are so pretty and classy looking.

    I wanted to participate in your bunny hop, but I couldn't get my Easter post together in time!

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  3. Just the thought of those cupcakes makes my mouth pucker, in a very good way. They look so moist and lemony.

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  4. Delightful. I want one of these for sure. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your cupcakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  5. Patti,
    These cupcakes look awesome. I would just love that Lemon Glaze, we would really enjoy these cupcakes. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! Have a very special week end!

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  6. Come on by a link this up it looks wonderful!

    We are hosting a linky for "EASTER Cookies & Treats" on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and we would love for you to link up your awesome recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  7. What a sinfully delectable sight that was, you got me with that one. I've decided to have that for my easter festive mood, bookmarked.

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