Introduction: Olive Oil Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Lemon Frosting

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Cupcake ingredients:
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
10 oz vanilla bean extra virgin olive oil
1- oz milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Frosting ingredients:
225 grams brown sugar
3 large egg whites
juice from 1 lemon
pinch of salt

Cupcake directions:
Cupcake recipe from Queen Creek Olive Mill

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs, sugar, olive oil, milk and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Whisk until blended. Pour into a prepared paper lined cupcake pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.

Frosting directions:
While cupcakes are cooling, bring a pot of water to simmer. In a metal bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites, brown sugar and salt. Whisk together. When water comes to a simmer, place metal bowl over water and whisk until mixture reaches a temperature of 150 degree F or all sugar has dissolved. Remove bowl and add lemon juice, mix on high until stiff peaks form (this may take 5 - 10 minutes). Pipe or spread frosting on cupcakes.

Comments

meeehek_mathur (author)2016-04-18

Hey, these sound amazing! I have a few questions:

a. Does the frosting set? In the pictures above it looks kinda melty but idk if that's just your lighting maybe?

b. For the vanilla bean extra virgin olive oil, could I use vanilla extract and virgin olive oil as separate ingredients?

Thanks x

jessyratfink (author)2015-10-22

These sound and look amazing! That frosting is perfect. :D

josheggleston (author)2011-06-07

vanilla bean extra virgin olive oil?

yep, it was a gift a friend brought back from Queen Creek Olive Mill. I'm thinking about making my own.

A little googling and I came across Emeril's recipe for making some: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/vanilla-infused-oil-recipe/index.html

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