Nectarines and Honey

by Anne on August 27, 2010

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if Cleopatra would call for Cupcakes, these would be my choice for her!

The last Cupcakes I made with the blackberry filling made me want to try Nectarines in a Cupcake. It works! No preparation, nothing, just cut it and place the pieces in the dough filled forms and you have a fresh fruity center.

The cupcake is a vanilla buttermilk cupcake adapted from here and the butter cream….. oh my goodness….the butter cream is flavored with honey and this is what makes it very unique and decadent in taste. Also very sweet, of course.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk or soy milk (150ml) (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 g) flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar ( I used a little less)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) (115 g) unsalted butter or lactose free margarine, cut into cubes (room temperature)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius).

In a bowl, whisk together, the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk and set aside.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter cubes and mix with an electric mixer on low speed until you get little pea looking balls. Now add the wet ingredients. After that crank the speed up on medium and mix until the batter is fluffy.

Portion the batter in your prepared paper lined muffin forms and bake 20-25 minutes and a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer them to a a wire rack to cool.

The butter cream is again my Vanillla Butter Cream Recipe from here. I just added 3 tablespoons honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Decorate the butter cream with a piping bag.


…and don’t forget the golden plate for serving !

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pat August 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Once again, Anne, your pictures are wonderful and your cupcakes are so inviting. I think I will make these for my friend’s birthday which is coming up in a week. I know she will love them. Thanks for the recipe.

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Irmgard Engling August 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

Cleopatra wรคre im siebten Himmel!! Ich bin stolz auf Dich. Du hast es wieder zu foodgawker geschafft. Maama.

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Paula August 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

mufins with nectarines… oh this must be great combination!

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Abby Hodgins September 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I used your Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcake and Vanilla Butter cream Frosting recipes recently. The cake was fantastic! I and my friends loved it. But I think I did something wrong when it came to the frosting. But I plan on trying it again!
I posted the story on my blog (about my new adventures in baking.) I made a link to your site so as to give you credit for the recipes.
Love your ideas and pictures!

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Anne September 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Hello Abby! Thank you for your comment, I did take a look on your post and the only mistake with the frosting was to use granulated sugar. Next time use confectioners sugar and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make the frosting. Good Luck next time ๐Ÿ˜‰ and it makes me very happy that you like my stuff!

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Abby Hodgins September 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Thanks, Anne! You’re welcome and thank you for checking out my site! I will try the recipe again! And some other ones you’ve posted too ๐Ÿ™‚

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