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Sumptuous vanilla cupcakes with cherry jam and white chocolate buttercream

Sumptuous vanilla cupcakes with cherry jam and white chocolate buttercream

These delicious vanilla cupcakes are a perfect symphony of flavors, with a soft, moist base, a tart cherry jam center and a luxurious white chocolate buttercream filling. Every component of this recipe contributes to an indulgent experience, from the moisture-rich sour cream in the dough to the rich cherry shards to the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate frosting.

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Why you'll love it: These cupcakes offer an exquisite blend of textures and flavors. The vanilla cupcakes themselves are light and airy, providing a perfect canvas for the bold, fruity cherry jam and the decadent, creamy white. This combination not only pleases the palate, but also makes for an eye-catching presentation that is sure to impress at any gathering.

Perfect occasion: Ideal for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or any festive celebration. These cupcakes are also perfect for seasonal events, especially when fresh cherries are plentiful. Whether it's a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party or a treat for a casual get-together, these cupcakes will do the trick perfectly.

Decorating Tips:

  1. replaces the word nice with emptyp the frosted cupcakes with a fresh cherry or a sprinkle of grated white chocolate for an elegant finish.
  2. Use a thin dusting of powdered sugar on frosted cupcakes to add a touch of sophistication.
  3. If available, add edible flowers for a spring or garden-themed party to enhance visual appeal.
  4. Serve cupcakes on a tiered cake stand draped with a decorative napkin or floral accents to enhance the presentation.
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Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Cupcakes:
    • 90 g all-purpose flour (¾ cup)
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon of salt
    • 100g caster sugar (½ cup)
    • 41 g unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature (3 tablespoons)
    • 32 g vegetable oil (2 ½ tablespoons)
    • 1 egg white, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 45 g sour cream, room temperature (3 tablespoons)
    • 55 g whole milk, room temperature (¼ cup)
  • Cherry jam:
    • 160 g sweet black cherries, washed and pitted (1 cup)
    • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon of water
  • White chocolate buttercream:
    • 113 g white chocolate (⅔ cup)
    • 140 g unsalted butter, room temperature (½ cup + 2 tablespoons)
    • ¼ teaspoon of salt
    • 160 g caster sugar (1 ⅓ cup)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the cupcakes:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with 6 parchment paper liners.
    • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and butter using a hand or stand mixer until smooth and free of lumps.
    • Add oil, egg white, vanilla, sour cream and milk, mixing until smooth.
    • Spread the batter evenly among the pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  2. Prepare the cherry jam:
    • Cook the cherries, sugar and lemon juice over medium heat, crushing them slightly.
    • Mix cornstarch and water, then stir into cherry mixture until thickened, about 1 minute.
    • Cool the jam in the refrigerator.
  3. White chocolate buttercream:
    • Melt the white chocolate; let cool.
    • Whisk the butter and salt, gradually add the powdered sugar, then the melted chocolate, until foamy.
  4. Assemble the cupcakes:
    • Once cooled, make a hollow in each cupcake and fill with cherry jam.
    • Generously pour the buttercream frosting on top.
    • Garnish with additional cherries if desired.

Enjoy these luxurious vanilla cupcakes, where classic vanilla flavor meets cherry jam zest topped with silky white chocolate buttercream, creating a truly indulgent dessert.

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