Valentine Macaron & Vanilla Blueberry Cupcake – Best Cheap Easy Party Food Recipe


For the macarons:

  • 100g aged egg whites (you can use fresh eggs too, just make sure they are room temperature. I always use fresh these days, and zap it in the microwave on defrost for 10 seconds)
  • 110g almond meal, at room temperature and well sifted
  • 200g icing/confectioner’s sugar
  • 50g caster/superfine sugar
  • Optional: 1 tsp powdered egg whites (available from The Essential Ingredient), helps to stabilise egg whites but is not necessary
  • To decorate: blue/green food colouring (powdered or gel), white sprinkles

For the cupcakes:

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange or mandarin juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g (1 stick plus about 1 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 155g (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 225g (about 1 + 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 punnet (150g) fresh or frozen blueberries

For the vanilla bean icing:

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 575g (about 4.5 cups) icing sugar , sifted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, seeds scraped and pod discarded (or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/vanilla extract)Β (I also added a few drops of natural pink food colouring for decoration)



Prepare the macarons:

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