Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

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Almost too-cute-to-be-true - these charming vanilla bean cupcakes are not only tremendously tasty and perfect for a cheeky treat.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes
  • 45 MinTotal Time
  • 9Ingredients
  • 24Servings

Almost too-cute-to-be-true - these charming vanilla bean cupcakes are not only tremendously tasty and perfect for a cheeky treat.

Ingredients

      Cupcakes

    • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Cake Mix
    • 125 ml apple sauce
    • 250 ml water
    • 15 ml vegetable oil (1 tbsp)
    • Seeds from one vanilla bean
    • Icing

    • 225 g low fat whipped cream
    • 375 g icing sugar
    • 200 g fresh blueberries
    • 24 fresh mint leaves

    Method

    1. Preheatyour oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens) / Gas Mark 4.
    2. Mixthe cake mix, apple sauce, water and oil gently together and then whisk (by hand or electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until well blended. Add half of the vanilla seeds to the batter and mix well.
    3. Pourthe mixture evenly into the cupcake cases.
    4. Bakein the centre of the oven for between 17-19 minutes or until a rounded knife inserted fully into the centre of one of the cupcakes comes out clean, then cool on your cooling rack.
    5. Mixthe whipped cream, icing sugar and remaining half of the vanilla bean seeds. Spoon over the top of each cupcake and garnish each one with some blueberries and a mint leaf…Just perfect!