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Blueberry coffee cupcakes

Blueberry coffee cupcakes

Topped with creamy coffee icing

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DIFFICULTY
Medium
Smooth, velvety and light as air – a cupcake is a treat for both the eyes and the palate, as demonstrated by this moist blueberry coffee cake topped with rich, silky icing.

For the cupcakes

Using an electric whisk, beat the eggs and sugar until you get a frothy mix. Melt the butter in a small pan, and in the meantime, sift all the dry ingredients, namely the flour, potato starch, baking powder and ground coffee. This will result in an even lighter and fluffier batter. Brew the coffee and pour it into the frothed egg mixture. The rule is always the same: to obtain a smooth, creamy batter, add all the ingredients gradually and mix well. Dust the fresh blueberries with flour, sift to eliminate any excess, and add them to the mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon.
Pour the dough into the greased cupcake moulds and bake at 180°C (356°F) for 30 minutes.

 

For the icing

The secret to a perfect cupcake is the icing. Prepare the coffee and let it cool until it's lukewarm. In a bowl, froth all the ingredients for about two minutes using an electric whisk. Trust your eye: once the mixture becomes thick and smooth, put it into a pastry bag and enjoy decorating your cupcakes.

INGREDIENTS
For 10 servings


  • FOR THE BATTER
  • 250g (8.8oz) plain flour
  • 35g (1.2oz) potato starch
  • 170g (6oz) butter
  • 300g (10.6oz) sugar
  • 5g (0.2oz) ground coffee
  • 150g (5.3oz) brewed coffee
  • 2 eggs
  • 12g (0.4oz) baking powder
  • 250g (8.8oz) blueberries
  • FOR THE ICING
  • 250g (8.8oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 30ml (1fl oz) coffee
  • 70g (2.5oz) whipping cream
  • 60g (2.1oz) icing sugar
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