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Passion Fruit Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day with White Chocolate Frosting

I have to give credit where credit is due.  Jonathan came up with the idea for these passion fruit cupcakes for Valentine’s Day with white chocolate frosting.  I mentioned that I was trying to think of something different for Valentine’s Day this year and he said, “Passion fruit!”  I wasn’t sure about the idea at first – perhaps because I hadn’t thought of it (yeah, I’m like that sometimes).  But, the idea grew on me until I had to get into the kitchen and bake them.

The passion fruit cupcakes are unique and tropical and they express more than just a friendly, hand-holdy kind of love.

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Passion Fruit Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

This Valentine’s Day, take a trip to the tropics with these passion fruit cupcakes made with frozen passion fruit pulp and coconut milk, paired with a white chocolate buttercream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword passion fruit cupcakes, white chocolate frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 Cupcakes
Calories 360kcal

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 7 ounces passion fruit pulp room temperature (you can find frozen passion fruit pulp at international grocery stores)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounces white chocolate melted but cool enough to touch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a small bowl, combine coconut milk, passion fruit pulp, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs to the sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternately add the flour mixture and the passion fruit mixture to the egg mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Frosting Directions

  • Whip butter in a large mixing bowl on high speed until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
  • Mix in melted chocolate and salt.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Passion Fruit Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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