Jason and Blanche's Cosmic Cupcakes
For Lady Aesculapius' birthday, Jason Jackson and Blanche Combine put together cupcakes with some of Aesc's favorite flavors combined together: blueberry and chocolate! That started off their wild adventure in "The Great Cosmic Bake-Off".
We thought it would be fun if you could make it at home, so we brought in the amazing Molly of "What's Molly Makin'?" to bring their recipe to life!
Oh, and if you didn't read the story, it's a hoot and you can read it by clicking right HERE.
Jason and Blanche's Cosmic Cupcakes by What's Molly Makin'
1 1/2 cups flour (or substitute with cup for cup gluten free flour blend.)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Either grease your muffin tin or line it with greased cupcake liners. In a large bowl mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt, mix well. Next, make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour vinegar, vanilla, and vegetable oil in the well. Pour water over all. Mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips before filling each cupcake liner 3/4 full with batter. Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. When ready, remove from oven, allow to cool for a minute or two then remove from tin and place on cooling rack. When cooled, top with blueberry frosting (recipe below.)
1 pound of frozen wild blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup butter (or vegan butter substitute)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and water in a sauce pan. Put on medium heat and simmer until it becomes a syrup. Remove from heat and strain until all the syrup is extracted. Combine butter (or vegan butter substitute) and powdered sugar in a mixer and beat until fluffy. Add blueberry syrup to taste and color preference. Once done pipe frosting onto cupcakes and serve.
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