A little bit of passion.

Last weekend it was my friend Aishia's 22nd birthday. She had a sky blue themed afternoon tea party and it was awesome! Lots of great food... white chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, breads and cheeses, fruit and of course some fantastic cheerios! I ate too much within the first 10 minutes of being there and then continued to keep eating those delicious brownies. I made a mistaaaake.

I made a batch of cupcakes for the party. Decided to make something fruity since most of the other items that Aishia was making were chocolatey.

(I also made some macarons, which weren't very good so I didn't end up taking them to the party. Booooooo. I will do a post on those soon though!)

Passionfruit Buttercake Cupcakes

90g softened butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup passionfruit pulp

Preheat oven to 180 C.
Beat butter, sugar, eggs and flour on low speed until just combined.
Increase speed until mixture has changed to a paler colour.
Stir in passionfruit pulp.
Divide mixture among 12 regular cupcake cases.
Bake for about 20 minutes.

I couldn't find any passionfruit at my local supermarket on the day so instead I got Tasti's Passionfruit in Sweetened Syrup. I'm not a big fan of passionfruit things that contain the black pips so I sifted those out till I was left with 1/4 of a cup of sweet pulpy syrup.

Because it's such a sugary/syrupy recipe, the tops of the cupcakes go really golden brown. Which in my opinion makes it even tastier!

I ran out of time on the day to make some of my own frosting (I wanted to do a fluffy meringue style frosting) so I ended up using Betty Crocker's Vanilla Frosting and added a bit of the passionfruit syrup and some sky blue colouring gel.

Yum yum!


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