Apologies for this being late... I saved it as a draft and am just getting back to it....
I can't wait to tell you about these fabulous blueberry cupcakes I took to my friend's house. His birthday was on January 22 and I was going to his house for dinner. Knowing he wasn't a baker (to be honest his cooking skills surprised me as well), I asked him what his favorite cake was. He said he'd been craving blueberry cake with warm cream poured on it. Well, with that as inspiration I set out to find something that would invoke the essence of that.
First, let me just say that there are not a lot of straight up blueberry cake recipes. Blueberry muffins, sure. Blueberry cake... not so much. I didn't want something as dense as a muffin, I wanted light fluffy cake. And, although I get that blueberry and lemon pair beautifully, I was very conscientious about making sure the blueberry was the star. Again, going for berries and cream comfort, not summery blueberry lemonade :)
I ended up deciding on a catering cake recipe I found here.
As soon as he said blueberries and cream, I knew exactly what frosting recipe I wanted to try. My friend at work had been telling me about this whipped frosting that started as a roux of milk and flour... that's right folks... I said FLOUR. That recipe is here.
While on my quest for the perfect blueberry cake, I did come across this blueberry jam recipe to use as a filling. I couldn't resist :)
Now, I am a gild the lily kind of a person... so I also made some sugared blueberries and candied meyer lemon peel for the garnish. If you've never done this (I hadn't), just google it - it's super easy.
Sugaring the blueberries involved dipping in a beaten egg white and then rolling around in granulated sugar. See - not that tough...