Olive oil cupcakes with balsamic vinegar whipped cream don’t taste like salad dressing. If you love olive oil and balsamic vinegar, don’t be afraid to try them in something sweet. You won’t regret it!
How Did I End Up Making the Olive Oil Cupcakes with Lemon and Thyme?
- Rachel posted her absinthe cupcakes on March 12. I posted my absinthe cupcakes on March 17.
- Rachel posted a recipe for key lime frosting on March 25 and I posted my key lime cupcakes on March 27.
- Rachel posted her chocolate cream cheese frosting on April 6. I posted my chocolate cream cheese frosting later that same day.
I am very lucky that Rachel didn’t brand me a copycat. I wasn’t copying – really, honestly, truly I wasn’t. I hadn’t even read her posts yet when I made any of my cupcakes. The thyming was just eerie.
Shopping for Ingredients
The Olive Oil Cupcake Recipe
The Balsamic Vinegar Whipped Cream Recipe
I’ve always said that I don’t like whipped cream. What I meant was that I don’t like Ready Whip. I love spraying the whipped cream from that pressurized container as much as the next gal, but the taste just isn’t there. Fresh whipped cream is so easy to make and is in such a different league that I have no idea why everyone doesn’t make it.
I was going to make a lemon whipped cream for this recipe. When I tasted the cupcake and realized just how lemony it was, I knew that more lemon would be too much. I found a recipe for balsamic whipped cream on Sugarlaws and thought it would be a perfect complement to the cupcakes.
At first, I was a balsamic doubter. I actually poured some balsamic vinegar onto some extra cupcake batter to see how the flavors went together. It was perfect! I’ve reprinted Sugarlaws’ recipe below. She served her balsamic whipped cream with strawberries, which is exactly what I plan to do with all the whipped cream I have left over.
A Present for Making it to the End
I leave you with this photo from J. Pollack Photography. I have to link to him in almost every post. He’s my husband and he makes my cupcakes look so good!
Don’t forget to go check out Rachel’s thyme cupcakes at Coconut and Lime!