There are people who say white chocolate is not really chocolate at all.  Then what is it?  I still believe it is just a sweeter, creamier kind of chocolate. A Pumpkin and A Princess light and buttery tasting cupcake infused with white chocolate topped with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting.    Totally delicious when you are looking for something not quite chocolate but not quite vanilla.

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extracts
3/4 cup whole milk
4 oz white chocolate baking bar

White Chocolate Frosting Recipe:

4 oz white chocolate bar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan.
  2. Over a double boiler melt white chocolate bar and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. In a stand mixer combine butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  5. Add milk, vanilla, and melted chocolate until well combined.
  6. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Fill cupcakes 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.

White chocolate frosting:

  1. Melt white chocolate bar over a double boiler, set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and butter together.
  3. Add melted white chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  5. Pipe cupcakes with frosting and sprinkle edible star glitter on top.
  6. Optional: add a white chocolate square.