Hey all!  I’m Kenzie Sweeney, Jenni’s guest blogger this weekend.  When Jenni asked if wanted to post on her blog, I had the reaction of an overly hyper 8 year old at Christmas time—so.excited.  So I want to thank her for is wonderful opportunity!
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A bit about me, I started out as a vocal performance major but am studying Marketing at the University of Evansville.  I have this semi-obsessive love of jazz music and baking.  Especially cupcakes.  So I listen to Frank, Ella, and Mr. Nat King Cole while I bake.  I am also a health nut so I made this recipe with Truvia instead of sugar (about 1/3 of the calories and absolutely delicious).

NOW to the reason you’re here: cupcakes. 

I personally like putting the frosting on ‘em while they are just a tad warm so it melts into it.  It’s like eating a blueberry pancake with maple syrup on top :)




Cupcakes
~Preheat oven to 350° & bake for 20 min
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Truvia (or ¾ cups sugar)
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup buttermilk 
1 egg
½ stick unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cup blueberries

Frosting
½ stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
1 ½ Tbsp pure maple syrup
Pinch of salt
Splash of milk
Splash of vanilla

Cream the butter & sugar together.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Beat until light & fluffy!
(Best to make while cupcakes are in the oven)
Substitution for Buttermilk: 1 Tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice & fill milk up to 1 cup.  For this recipe I used 2 ¼ tsp white vinegar and filled the milk up to ¾ cup & let sit for 5 min
Mix dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, light beat butter & egg
Add in the buttermilk & milk
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
Make sure to mix well!  
>Add an extra splash of milk if the batter is too thick<
Toss the blueberries in 2 Tbsp flour & fold into batter
Spoon cupcake batter 3/4s full & bake
Let cool, frost, add your toppin's & voilà!  
Deliciousness in a bite. (hopefully!)
I hope you all enjoy my little creation.  I have changed the recipe enough & this version is my favorite.  It's one I'd like to make when I open up my own bakery.  Keep an eye out for Swenzie's Sweets :)  Let me know what you think!

--Kenzie

PS If you haven't had a bite of something Jenni herself has made, you are missing out on bites of marvelous happiness. 

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Zach
06/07/2012 10:51pm

Omg that looks delicious:)

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Colorado mom
07/07/2012 6:31pm

We'll try them!

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Peter
08/07/2012 10:42am

mmmm hmmmm

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Auntie Sandy
08/07/2012 11:58am

How delicious - Jazz AND cupcakes. Good Job Kenzie! Wish you were here to make some for us.

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