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Honey Passion Fruit Blueberry Cupcakes

Honey Passion Fruit Blueberry CupcakesMade with honey, passion fruit nectar, plump blueberries and topped with a refreshing honey passion fruit whipped cream topping, these cupcakes are quite simply berry-delightful!

Recipe Ingredients:

Cupcakes:
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup passion fruit nectar
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup wildflower honey*
2 large eggs
1 cup (4 ounces) fresh blueberries

Honey Passion Fruit Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon wildflower honey*
2 tablespoons passion fruit nectar

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In a liquid measure, combine passion fruit nectar and buttermilk; set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add honey; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Add half of the reserved dry ingredients to the butter mixture; mix on low until just combined. With mixer running on low, slowly add the passion fruit mixture. Add remaining dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
  5. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
  6. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool.
  7. Frost with Honey Passion Fruit Whipped Cream, if desired.
  8. For Honey Passion Fruit Whipped Cream: In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, honey and passion fruit nectar. Beat until peaks form.

Makes 12 to 14 cupcakes.

*Any mild-flavored honey such as clover may be used

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Honey Board.