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White Chocolate Pear Cupcakes

Happy Thursday! For today’s recipe,

we’re bringing you a slice of white chocolate & pear heaven! These delicious cupcakes are accented with white chocolate & swirls of seasonal pear purée. To top it off, we frosted them with vanilla pear buttercream!

White Chocolate & Pear Cupcakes

Quantity: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 125 g / ½ c butter, softened to room temperature
  • 110g / ½ c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 220g / 1 ½ c flour
  • 1/3 TL / 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TL / 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125 ml / ½ c milk
  • 1 Tl / 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 100 g / 3 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 EL / 2 tbsp pureed pear + more for the frosting (from 1-2 pears)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C & fill a standard muffin tray with 12 cupcake cups
  2. Wash & cut the pears. Using an immersion blender, blend the pears to make the puree. Set a sieve above a bowl. Transfer the pureed pear to the sieve & let the juice drain
  3. Combine the butter & sugar until fluffy. Add the egg & mix well
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the vinegar & milk to make buttermilk
  5. Alternately add the dry & wet mixtures to the butter mixture, mixing thoroughly after each addition
  6. Gently fold in the drained pear puree & chopped chocolate
  7. Evenly distribute the batter between the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Pro tip: when the chocolate melts it will bubble up & overflow from the cupcake sometimes. No worries, just let them cool fully & the pieces will reform!

Pear Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 125 g / ½ c butter, softened to room temperature
  • 330 g / 11/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 EL / 2 tbsp pureed pear
  1. While the cupcakes are baking, whip up your frosting! Pro tip: For nice & fluffy buttercream, whip your butter on high for ~5 minutes first
  2. Sift the powdered sugar & add it to the butter in two batches. Whipping on high after each sugar addition
  3. Add the pear puree last
  4. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting & enjoy! 

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