20 September 2011

Blueberry cupcakes






Always when I cook and especially cupcakes I try to keep the ingredients as healthy as possible.
Especially I love when is used natural flavours and I find this lovely and nice recipe in Eating Well and when I try I was so glad with it!! This recipe is adapted from Stacy Fraser from Eating Well.



The recipe

Ingredients (12 cupcakes)

1 large gold potato peeled and cut into small  chunks (yeah)
3/4 whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk
1 cup blueberries frozen blueberries
and others to garnish.

Frosting

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoon of water
2 egg whites or 4 teaspoon dried egg whites)
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoon of blueberry jam


Preheat oven at 180°c Line 12 muffins cups with papers liners.

Place potato in a saucepan  and cook with water until is tender , about 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain and mash until very smooth. Measure out 3/4 cup and let cool slightly.
Whisk whole wheat flour, cake flour ,baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Beat granulated sugar and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.Beat in egg, the mashed potatoes and vanilla extract.
With the mixer in low speed alternately mix in the dry ingredients and add the plain yogurt, starting and ending with dry ingredients and scraping the sides of the bowl, until just combined.
Add a cup of blueberries.
Divide the batter among the prepared cups (they will be full)
Bake the cupcakes until a toohpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Bake by 20 to 24 minutes.
Let cool completely.

Frosting

Place in a sauce pan water to a simmer in the bottom of a double boiler.
Combine 3/4 sugar and 3 tablespoon of water in the top of double boiler.
Heat and stirring until the sugar is melted.About 2 to 3 minutes.
In other bowl beat the whites with a pinch of salt with an electric mixer
on high  speed, add cream of tartar.Add the melted sugar.
Continue beating until the mixture is glossy, thick frosting 5 to 7 minutes.
Add 2 or 3 tablespoon of blueberry jam.and beat on low until is combined.
Spread or pípe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes and decorate with bluberries on top.


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 EN ESPAÑOL


Cupcakes de arándanos














Siempre cuando cocino trato de cocinar lo más saludable dentro de lo que se puede, especialmente en el caso de los cupcakes que me encantan pero es un hecho que toda esa cremita encima ... ya saben. Bueno a veces no hay  caso(hay recetas que no se pueden modificar) pero encontré esta receta que fue una sorpresa porque además quedan super buenos.
Está adaptada de una receta de Eating Well que tiene muy buenas recetas, y la receta es de Stacy Fraser de Eating Well. Ella tiene niños pequeños y adoran los cupcakes así que se esfuerza por que sean deliciosos y saludables.

Ingredientes
(12 cupcakes)

1 papa grande pelada y cortada en
trozos pequeños. (si! papa ni se nota)
3/4 taza harina integral
3/4 taza harina normal sin polvos de hornear
1 1/2 cucharadita polvos de hornear
1/2 cucharadita de bicarbonato
1/2 cucharadita de sal
3/4 taza de azúcar granulada
1/4 taza aceite vegetal
1 huevo grande
1/2 cucharadita extracto de vainilla
1/2 taza de yogurt natural
1 taza de arándanos congelados
y otros para adornar.

Merengue (frosting)

3/4 taza de azúcar granulada
3 cucharadas de agua
2 claras de huevos (o 4 cucaraditas de claras
deshidratadas)
1/2 cucaradita de cremor tártaro
pizca de sal
2 o 3 cucharadas de mermelada de arándanos

Preparación

Precalentar el horno a 180°c
Preparar un molde para muffins con 12 capsulas de papel.
Cocinar la papa (cortada en cuadritos) en una olla medina ahasta que esté tierna, cerca de 8 a 10 minutos.
Colar y moler bien hasta que tenga una textura suave.
Llenar con esta masa de papa 3/4 de una taza y reservar.
En un bol mezclar la harina integral, la harina normal, el bicarbonato, la pizca de sal y los polvos de hornear.
Batir el azúcar y el aceite en un bol batiendo con una batidora, a velocidad media hasta mezclar bien.Agregar la papa molida,el extracto de vainilla y el huevo. Integrar bien.
Con la batidora en velocidad baja mezclar alternando los ingredientes secos con los húmedos.
Mezclar bien.
Agregar los arándanos mezclar en forma suave.
Dividir la mezcla entre las cápsulas de papel.(deben quedar llenos)
Cocinar los cupcakes por unos 20 a 24 minutos o hasta que esten secos insertando un palito o mondadientes y salga seco.
Dejar enfriar completamente.


Merengue para frosting

En una olla poner agua y colocar encima otra ollita (a baño maría)
en la olla que está encima colocar el azúcar y el agua.
Calentar y revolver durante unos 2 a tres minutos hasta disolver bien el azúcar.
En otro bol batir las claras con la pizca de sal hasta que esten brillantes y firmes, agregar el cremor tártaro y batir bien, agregar el azúcar ya disuelta e incorporar bien.
Continuar batiendo hasta que este espesa y brillante.Batir durante unos 5 a 7 minutos.
Agregar la mermelada de arándanos.
Batir incorporando bien.
Esparcir o decorar sobre los cupcakes la mezcla de frosting y arándanos y adornar con arándanos.


72 comments:

  1. Hi Gloria,
    Those are very interesting ingredients! A potato huh? I would love to try these.
    : )
    XO
    Kris

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  2. Kris was surprise to me! but believe me, is absolutely nice teh mashed potatoes give the cake great testure, almost like pound cake. xx gloria

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  3. Gloria, you are a berry genius. I love these! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  4. Gloria, there's my favourite plate again! Love it! Your cakes look fabulous!! I love blueberries as you know! Love and hugs to you and the family! xxoo

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  5. OMG Gloria, that was what I was thinking to make last night for my dad's birthay...I didn't have any recipe and now...here is yours!!
    Thank for your suggestion!!! LOL

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  6. Potato would make these so moist Gloria!!

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  7. I love blueberries and it's great that you used healthy ingredients. Cupcakes are yummy!

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  8. Ya sabes..para mi esta es una receta GLORIA!!!!...es que te identifico tanto con estos dulces!!!!...se te da muy bien hacer estas delicias amiguita!!!
    Voy un poco estresada estos dias......no llego a nada!..eso es lo que tiene juntarse a hacer salsa con un hombre famoso!!jajaja!!!
    Cariños amiga!!!

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  9. Cupcakes de arándanos! Mis preferidos y con merengue. Estoy salivando. Besos.

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  10. Fantastici, sono davvero belli e hanno un colore magnifico !!!

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  11. Gloria, I love those photos! The adorable cupcake on that gorgeous plate and the pretty background mat. Super presentation!
    And knowing you, that cupcake just has to taste wonderful.

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  12. Fan, fan, fan!
    Lucen deliciosos!!!

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  13. Interesting with use of potato's. I ave a recipe for some sandy that uses potato. Pretty pics. Andi

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  14. Gloria te queda siempre todo precioso y con pinta de ser delicioso.
    Un abarzo.

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  15. You are an artist with your cupcakes and I want to try them all.
    Rita

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I'm sure they taste and lovely as they look!
    Mary

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  17. Gloria, you are full of delicious creations, too!!! Beautiful cupcakes...and on such pretty plates :)

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  18. I have never seen a list of cupcake ingredients including a potato! I imagine that it works pretty well though - and there are some German sweet fruity dumpling recipes that use mash potato too.

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  19. Gloria, me haces salir corriendo a desayunar! He probado la papa en las masas, y sé que queda muy bien. Te invito a leer mi post de pan de papa, he notado que en inglés pedís la Golden, me encanta ese tipo de papas.
    TAmbién se puede poner batata. Te salieron de maravillas!!!
    Un beso,

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  20. Que delicioso tiene que estar una variedad para hacer estos queques
    Amiga yo he comido el pan con papa y es muy bueno
    besos

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  21. This cupcake looks delicous...Thanks for the recipe dear..

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  22. Allo Gloria! Ils sont tellement beaux tes cupcakes1 J'en veux un dans mon assiette! Caro

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  23. Thanks Miriam, I love those! gloria

    Thanks so much Marie hope you are really enjoy your holidays in Cumbria, xoxoxo gloria

    Thanks Manu, Im glad you like is absolutely yummy and healthy! gloria


    Yes Valli and dont have butter, are really moist by the potato, x gloria

    Thanks what`s for dessert, x gloria

    ay ya se`Juani casi piensas que hago puros berries, casi, casi, es que ademàs me encanta todo con fruta. Esta receta te encantarà, besos amiga, gloria (Si pues Juani tù con el Tito en otro blog, pero no se apuren)

    Gracias Pilar, besos

    Grazie Angela, thanks for stopping by! gloria

    Thanks so much Barbara, gloria

    Gracias Miss cupcake, pero los tuyos son preciosos, besos

    Thanks a lot Andi, xxxgloria

    Gracias Amparo, besos

    Thanks Rita these are yummy and nice! gloria

    Thanks a lot Mary, gloria

    Thanks a lot Lizzy, xx gloria

    que original Miriam verè tu receta de pan de patata debe ser super, gracias, gloria

    Gracias angèlica, te creo, es que la papa se usa para reemplazar la margarina o mantequilla, quedan màs livianos y ricos, gloria

    Thanks Aarthi, gloria

    Thanks a lot Anna, xxgloria

    Merci beaucoup Caro, je aime tes cupcakes, a bientot, gloria

    Thanks a lot Chele, gloria

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  24. Casi no lo puedo cree, se ven maravillosos.
    Saludos.

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  25. Gloria, Totally agree with you in term of eating well with healthy recipes. These blueberry cupcakes are great healthy treats.

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  26. yum...and they are beautiful, too!

    Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday today! xo

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  27. This is a lovely muffin! The usage of potato is really interesting and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, Gloria! Have a nice day!

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  28. Para empezar, ¡enhorabuena por las fotos!. Son preciosas.
    Y en segundo lugar, me encanta encontrar una receta de cupcakes más sana y menos calórica y pesada. A mí me empalaga mucho tanta "buttercream" y tanto dulce, así que una receta como ésta me viene estupendamente.
    Un besote, guapa.

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  29. There's a potato in that cupcake?!?!? Crazy!

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  30. Glorita linda "this recipe is SO you", me encanta y pienso en tu casa y tus hijos y tu mesa al desayuno, todo sabe a hogar. Besitos

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  31. Delicious blueberries cupcake, your recipe very interesting with combo of potatoes.

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  32. Gracias Pamela deliciosos and healthy! besos

    Thanks Zoe, Eating well is a so nice and interesting magazine, gloria

    Thanks Betsy hope you have a lovely birthday!!! gloria

    Thanks Kitchen Flavours! gloria

    Gracias Morguix, soy muy aficionada en esto de las fotos pero trato que salgan lo mejor.
    Esta receta te encantará es deliciosa y saludable, me creerás que solo tiene 200 caloría cada cupcake al lado de los otros que tienen 400 por el butter cream, mira es maravilloso las decoraciones que se hacen pero obviamnete son más calórico, pero son preciosos, pondré otra receta de Eating well cupcakes, te avisaré. besos

    Joanne is crazy and yummy! really!! I tasted! LOL

    Gracias Pamela pero ya sabes como es la vida generalmente se los comen en el dia porque (adolescentes) todavía duermen y no siempre les hago, no creas, un abrazo, gloria

    Thanks Amelia try this recipe you will enjoy Im sure! gloria

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  33. They look so pretty and delicious Gloria.

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  34. Gloria, these look and sound delicious. I am very much into healthy lately.
    Sam

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  35. Blueberry Potato Cupcakes, well I'll be, Gloria! I've seen potatoes used in bread recipes so why not cupcakes? Ingenious actually!

    My daughter lives in Idaho and she'll love this recipe. After the potato harvest, the local people are able to go into the fields and gather what's left. She'll love using the spuds!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...Must tell T.W. about this one. Blueberries and potatoes he won't believe it!!!

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  36. ooooh se ven deliciosos!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Esta receta si que me gustó, super buena amiga.
    Bss, te debo un mail.

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  38. What beautiful little cakes! This is my first visit to your very lovely blog. Will definitely be back!

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  39. Thanks Pam, gloria

    Thanks a lot Sam, take care, gloria

    Thanks so much, Louise, they taste so nice, I dont see Mr. TW Barrit last time, he,he, hope he visit me.
    xxgloria

    Gracias Karin, besos

    Thnaks a lot Kathy, gloria

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  40. These are gorgeous cupcakes on an adorable plate - love it! The potato is an interesting ingredient.

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  41. Kako, perdona! creí que te había comentado (estoy un poquito loca) te iba a decir que esta es la receta perfecta para tí, no son tan dulces, muy liavisnos y el merengue suave, besos, escribeme cuando puedas, gloria

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  42. You made these for me, didn't you? :)

    Just kidding!

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  43. Delicious looking! Those would be the parfect accompaniment to my flavored tea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  44. Another beautiful blue treat - and healthy, too! I'm switching to whole wheat flour in nearly everything.

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  45. Good idea Duckie! I will make a special for you, LOL

    Thanks a lot Rosa, xx gloria

    Thanks TW Barrit you are so nice!! I know you love blueberries too, gloria

    Thanks Duckie

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  46. Que delicia Gloria!!...no sabes lo que me tientas de probarlo con papa!!.......se ve maravilloso....no he tenido tiempo con el cambio de casa y otras cambios que me ha dado la vida....pero empezare pronto de nuevo........Abrazotes, Marcela

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  47. Marcela estaba pensando en escrib irte!! que bueno que volviste, típico de mi no me acordaba de que te mudabas, te mando un abrazo y que bueno que estas de vuelta, gloria

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  48. Gloria: I just want to reach in and grab one--after I make a pot of coffee of course.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  49. Who could ever resist those beauties!

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  50. Gloria:) Tes photos sont à jeter par terre!! Quel talent tu as;) Bravo et bon week-end ma belle amie!!xxx

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  51. Me encanta todo lo con arandanos, estoy tentada hace días de hacer unos muffins. Que original poner papa no lo había visto nunca. Se ven deliciosos. Cariños

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  52. You make the prettiest delights Gloria! These are just beautiful :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend...

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  53. Hola Gloria,
    había visto lo de la papa pero en otras preparaciones similares, incluyendo pan. Curioso y quede rebueno.
    Como siempre tus cupcakes más arándanos fabuloso, tu sabes FAN.
    Un beso!

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  54. Simply fabulous, potato is a nice addition to this dessert!

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  55. Thanks to all of you, you are absolutely nice, Thanks for stopping by! gloria

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  56. What an interesting recipe with the potato! It looks absolutely delicious. I love blueberries! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  57. My mouth is watering this looks so good.very tasty :-)

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  58. Gloria, these muffins look so good! I'm so intrigued by the addition of the potato. I am sure it makes them gorgeously moist. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

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  59. Great outcome...unique ingredients to boot. You go Gloria...great dessert ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  60. Gloria,
    These Blueberry Cupcakes look so delicious. I just love this recipe!
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  61. These look really good, then I saw that there's a potato in there!! How interesting. I've never seen that before.

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  62. Se ven deliciosos Gloria!!, y ademas con menos calorias... estupenda receta. Besos

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  63. I love blueberries and I have a lot of stocks here, I just click and printed out your very own recipe. I wish my kids will love it, I like how the melted juice of blueberries spread out and this add some more visualization on your cakes.

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  64. great recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us! I can't wait to surprise my family with it this afternoon!

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  65. Little doubt, the dude is completely just.

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  66. Delicious recipe! Keep up the good work and also keep posting.

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