White Chocolate Filed Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on April 5, 2012

Here’s what I love about these cupcakes.

They are bright. Cheery. Festive even.

White Chocolate Filled Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

They are light. Delicate. Yet full of flavor.

You could easily eat, like, 24 of them. Easily. But you shouldn’t. You should share. At least that’s what I tell the kiddo.

They are great for a 4-year old’s birthday party. They would take center stage as an Easter dessert. Or even just liven up a regular old Tuesday night.

They aren’t your predictable red velvet cupcakes. These are the next level up. Blue velvet. Filled with a gooey white chocolate ganache. Topped with an airy, whipped cream cheese frosting. All of the flavors dancing together to create this beautiful cupcake.

This perfect cupcake.

White Chocolate Filled Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Who needs dinner, when you have dessert like this calling your name?

Blue Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Filling and WHipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Blue Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Filling and WHipped Cream Cheese Frosting

A twist on classic red velvet cupcakes, these white chocolate-filled blue velvet cupcakes topped with whipped cream cheese frosting and the perfect party treat or after dinner dessert.

Ingredients

    Blue Velvet Cupcakes
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1-1/2 ounce, fluid blue food coloring
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • White Chocolate Ganache
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    Blue Velvet Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the cake flour and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl stir together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Stir in the vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In another small bowl stir together the cocoa powder and food coloring. Set aside.
  5. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Alternating, add in the flour mixture and butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  7. Add in the cocoa mixture, beating until combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling about 2/3 of the way full.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. White Chocolate Ganache
  12. Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  13. In a small pot, heat the cream over medium heat until simmering, stirring occasionally.
  14. Pour cream over chocolate. Let it sit a few minutes to soften the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  15. Refrigerate for 12 hours, or until thick enough to spoon or pipe into the cupcakes.
  16. Using a small knife, cut a cone shape out of each cupcake, about 2/3 of the way down.
  17. Using a small spoon or a frosting bag, fill each cupcake with the ganache.
  18. Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
  19. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the cream on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  20. Scrape whipped cream into a small bowl. Set aside.
  21. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth, about 4 minutes.
  22. Gently fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture. Gently fold in another 1/3. Fold in the remaining 1/3, mixing gently until combined.
  23. Frost and decorate cupcakes as desired.

Notes

Don't have cake flour on hand? Make your own cake flour substitute.

Cupcakes adapted from The Pioneer Woman Frosting adapted from Gingerbread Bagels

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karyn - Pint Sized Baker April 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Lovely Blue Cupcakes! Pleasant change from Red Velvet – and – my daughter’s favorite color :) Thanks for hosting a great party!

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2 Robin @ Bird On A Cake April 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That whipped cream cheese frosting sounds divine! I would eat it by the spoonful. :0) Thanks for hosting!

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3 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

What an awesome recipe! Love blue velvet, especially with that frosting!

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4 Back For Seconds April 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for hosting this fun party! I just started my blog this week and am so excited to get to link up here today!

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5 April @ The 21st Century Housewife April 6, 2012 at 3:46 am

I love anything blue – it’s my favourite colour – and your blue velvet cupcakes look so pretty! They are perfect for Easter and the recipe sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you for hosting. Happy Easter!

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6 Miz Helen April 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

Alli,
Everything looks so delicious, I am sharing my Lemon Coconut Cake for the party today. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!
Miz Helen

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7 michelle April 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

love the blue color!!! pretty :)

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8 Zoe April 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

My son will love these cpcakes! He is a big fan of anything that is blue.

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9 Winnie April 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Allison – these cupcakes are stunning
I just love white chocolate and the combination with the the blue color is wonderful/
I’m saving this recipe for our Independence day (blue and white are the colors of our flags) so I’m gonna pin-it

Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful holiday
Winnie

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10 Alice April 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

Hi, ive submitted 2 of my homemade bread
Have a great week ahead and thks for hosting :)

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11 MJ April 9, 2012 at 5:41 am

I must try these soon, have been looking everywhere for a good recipe!

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12 Rachel - A Southern Fairytale April 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Wowza! Your description of them makes them even yummier!

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13 Megan and Emily @WhimsicallyHomemade April 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Very interesting cupcakes! I’ve never seen a blue velvet cupcake. I’ll have to keep this one in mind when I’m looking to wow a crowd. Thanks for sharing. Now following!

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14 Megan April 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Love the blue cupcakes!

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15 Miz Helen April 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

What an awesome treat! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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16 Wendy @ AMFT April 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today….http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

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17 Diane Balch April 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I can see my daughter already covered in blue food coloring having the time of her life making these cupcakes. Please share them on my foodie friday linky today.

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18 audrey August 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

can you make the frosting without the whisk and paddle attachments?
I’m using a plain electric mixer.

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19 Tad November 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

David Lynch would be so proud LOL.

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20 Beth April 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Hi There! I am having trouble finding the bottle of liquid blue food coloring. Can I use gel or paste coloring? If so do any of the ingredients need to be modified??

Thanks so much!
Beth

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21 Raquel January 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

These look awesome! I will be making these in support of the SEAHAWKS for Super Bowl 48! Plan on tinting the ganache green to go with the blue cupcakes :)

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