Baking: Blue Raspberry Mini Cupcakes

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To celebrate National Dessert day, I decided to remake an old favorite on the old blog – Blue Raspberry cupcakes.  I decided on a few things though. Change up the recipe since I couldn’t make it the exact same way and make it slightly differently.

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I decided to go with a different recipe this time around with more flavor and color in the cupcake and with the raspberry on top this time. I accidentally kept the cupcakes in the oven for a bit too long, but with the cream cheese frosting, it was still delicious and the topping of raspberries was great too.

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Recipe for the cupcake:
(modified from here)

Ingredients:
1/4 cup (1/2 of a stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup of sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of milk
1 large squirt of flavor enhancer (i.e. Mio, Dasani Drops, etc.)
Blue food gel

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
2.  Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer. Add egg, mixing well.
3.  In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this 1/2 of the mixture to the wet ingredients. Then the milk and flavor enhancer, ending with the flour mixture. Mix well.
4. Add in the blue food gel – few drops goes a long way so use sparing depending on the color you want the cupcakes.
5.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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Recipe for the frosting:

Ingredients:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
4 tbs butter, at room temp
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Blue food gel

Directions:
1.  Mix cream cheese and butter until well incorporated.
2. Add confectioner’s sugar in 1/4 cup at a time, tasting along the way. I only used about a cup because I didn’t want my frosting to be too sweet.
3. Add a few drops of blue food gel to color the frosting to the desired color.
4. Decorate you please. I used the 1M piping tip and topped it with a raspberry.

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