Honey Passion Fruit Blueberry Cupcakes

YIELD: Makes 12 to 14 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

2 cups

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unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp.

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baking soda

1/2 tsp.

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baking powder

1/2 tsp.

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salt

3/4 cup

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passion fruit nectar

1/4 cup

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buttermilk

1/2 cup

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butter

,

softened

1/2 cup

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honey

2 large

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eggs

1 cup (4 oz.)

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fresh blueberries

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a liquid measure, combine passion fruit nectar and buttermilk; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add honey; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Add half of the reserved dry ingredients to the butter mixture; mix on low until just combined.

With mixer running on low, slowly add the passion fruit mixture. Add remaining dry ingredients until just combined.

Gently fold in blueberries.

Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool.

Frost with Honey Passion Fruit Whipped Cream, if desired.