Red, White & Blue Cupcakes to Celebrate July 4th!

I hope you, your family and friends get together and celebrate the July 4th holiday.  If you do have a plan for the holiday–I also hope you will go the “extra mile” and make something amazing.  Here is a recipe for cupcakes that you might consider–they are tasty and use some of the fresh berries to carry out the red, white and blue theme.

Whatever you do–have a safe and happy holiday!

Red, White & Blue Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup Baking Free™ gluten-free all purpose flour (for best results weigh flour, 1½ cups = 186 g)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter (at room temerature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries (rinsed, dried and lightly floured)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 12 cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. On low in eggs, one at a time, then add in vanilla.
  4. Combine flour and baking powder. With mixer on low, add to the creamed mixture. Mix well.
  5. Add milk and beat until the batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Take off mixer and with a spoon gently stir in the blueberries.
  6. Scoop batter into prepared cups.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool on rack.
  8. Using your favorite recipe, prepare white buttercream icing. Take ¼ cup of icing and tint red with food coloring. Set aside.
  9. Ice the cooled cupcakes with white buttercream icing. Place the red icing in decorator sleeve with star attachment. Pipe red decoration in the center of the iced cupcakes.

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