How to Make Gluten-Free Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

This is my one-bowl vanilla cupcake recipe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF-islIWwV8 adapted to be gluten-free. Adding a little more moisture from the milk, shortening and blueberries helps keep the cupcakes moist while using rice flour.

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Vanilla Cupcakes:
2 1/4 cups rice flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 large eggs
1 heaping cup of fresh blueberries

– Preheat oven to 350 F.
– Place cupcake cases in pan.
– Measure all ingredients, except blueberries, into the mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment.
– Mix at low speed until ingredients are combined.
– Scrape down bowl once.
– Mix on high speed until smooth and fluffy (about 2 min).
– Stir in blueberries.
– Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pans.
– Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate pans in oven. Continue to bake for another 5-10 min. until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.
– Let cool for 10 minutes in pan before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Blueberry Puree:
1 heaping cup of fresh blueberries

– place blueberries in a mini chopper or food processor and puree.
– strain/press through sieve.

Blueberry Buttercream Icing:
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup blueberry puree
5 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring

– Place vegetable shortening in mixer and beat until fluffy. Add blueberry puree and mix.
– Add confectioner’s sugar and beat on low until combined, then high until fluffy. Add vanilla extract and mix.

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How to Decorate Your Cupcake with Cake Lace

Very simple and beautiful way of decorating cupcakes using cake lace. I’ve also added the rose, but the cake lace is stunning on its own too.

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Unboxing Cake Lace Order from the UK

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How to Make Your Cupcake Glamorous

By using a piping bag, nozzle and store bought (or homemade) decorations, your cupcakes can go from basic to WOW!

You will need:

Buttercream icing
Piping bag
Nozzle (I’m using a Wilton 2D tip)
Silver edible balls/dragees/cachous
Fondant butterflies (optional)

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