Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

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Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

By Stefani Pollack

Each bite of these blueberry cupcakes brings you another burst of flavor.  Sure, there are the juicy blueberries that pop in your mouth, but there are also oats from your favorite granola, dark chocolate chunks, and a hint of maple in the cake itself.  Frost the cupcakes with a simple fresh whipped cream (recipe below) or your favorite buttercream recipe.  Blueberry muffins will never again seem good enough. 

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
½ cup sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup apple butter
½ cup milk
6 oz blueberries
1 cup granola (any variety)
1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs and sugar until light and creamy.
Mix in the maple syrup, butter, and apple butter.
Mix in the dry ingredients until just integrated.
Mix in the milk until smooth.
Fold in the blueberries, granola, and chocolate chunks.
Divide batter evenly between twelve cupcake liners.
Bake for twenty-five minutes or until the tops bounce back when lightly touched.

Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
Blueberries for garnish (optional)

Whipped Cream Frosting Directions

Whip heavy whipping cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
Optionally decorate with a fresh blueberry.

Stefani Pollack is the author of the popular cupcake blog, Cupcake Project. While she loves simple chocolate cupcakes, Stefani prefers creative cupcakes inspired by her favorite flavor combinations. She encourages her readers to branch out and experiment in the kitchen. Why cupcakes? They bring out the kid in us! You can find Stefani at www.cupcakeproject.com.

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I made these cupcakes just as the recipe called, with the exception of the granola. I wasn't bowled over. It wasn't super great, but it wasn't super bad either. I don't think I'll make them again, but it was fun to try something different and pair chocolate with fresh blueberries!

By Amy on July 05, 2011

I really love this website and you’r show on the food network I would really love to cook with you someday.

By Heather Straley on June 08, 2010

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