- 1 3/4 C Cake Flour
- 3 oz. Finely chopped white chocolate
- 2 t Baking Powder
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 2/3 C Buttermilk
- 1 t Vanilla
- 4 Egg Whites
- 6 T Butter
- 1/3 C Oil
- 1/2 C Sugar
It seems that there is always at least one person at the party who isn’t a big fan of dark chocolate. Well, KC wants them to be happy too! So we created a cupcake that incorporated the sweet treat into the batter and the frosting for a double dose of white chocolate goodness balanced with vanilla and buttermilk. We topped it with shaved white chocolate and sparkling sugar for a glistening snowflake effect. White chocolate lovers, here is your cupcake!
White Chocolate Cupcakes
Yield: 1.5 dozen
The above listed ingredients are for the cake; additional ingredients will be necessary for the following:
1 C Butter
3 C Powdered sugar
1/3 C Heavy Whipping Cream
1 t Vanilla
6 oz Melted White Chocolate
Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the white chocolate into the flour mixture and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a slow steady stream, drizzle in the oil as you continue to whip the butter. Add the vanilla to the buttermilk and stir to combine.
Alternate the buttermilk and flour in additions, mixing just until combined.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg white into the batter. Portion into making cups and bake at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Whip the butter until light. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream and mix until combined. In a slow stream, add the white chocolate as the mixer is going on medium speed. Whip for about 30 seconds after all the white chocolate has been added to make sure it is incorporated. Add more powdered sugar if the frosting is too loose. Alternatively, if you would like it less stiff, add heavy cream to balance it.
Frost the cupcakes and top with shaved white chocolate (use a vegetable peeler to shave pieces off a chocolate bar) and white sprinkles. Enjoy!