Cantaloupe Cupcakes
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Serves: 18 cupcakes
 
There's cupcakes...and then there's cantaloupe cupcakes! Using fresh fruit in baking assures a fresh and rich taste. You're going to love these!

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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces full-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 4 ounces cantaloupe (pureed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powderFrosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons very finely chopped cantaloupe
  • Cantaloupe balls for topping cupcakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix cottage cheese, sugar, milk, cantaloupe, and eggs. Even when you are done mixing, you will still see cottage cheese bits in the liquid.
  3. Mix in melted butter, flour, vanilla, and baking powder.
  4. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.Frosting Instructions
  6. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter for 3 minutes on high speed.
  7. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until fully combined. Mix in vanilla and cantaloupe.
  8. Spread on cooled cupcakes. Just before serving, top cupcakes with cantaloupe balls.
Recipe by VonThun Farms at https://vonthunfarms.com/cantaloupe-cupcakes/