Whole Wheat Vanilla Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

I wanted to make cupcakes for Levi's 2nd birthday so I tried out a few whole wheat recipes and finally found one that I really like (http://www.ninerbakes.com/2013/05/31/healthy-absolutely-yummy-tasting-vanilla-cupcakes/). I topped them off with a Blueberry Buttercream. He's going to be one happy toddler.

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1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups BCF Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup oil

Blueberry Buttercream

1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup blueberry jam
2 cups icing sugar

Mix together the vinegar and milk and set aside. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whip the eggs. Add in the sugar, vanilla and oil and mix for a minute. Add in the milk mixture and dry ingredients in small batches. Pour batter evenly into a lined muffin tin and bake at 350°F for 18 minutes. Let cool before icing.

To make the icing, whip the butter until soft and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and jam and whip again. Slowly add in the icing sugar and mix on high for 2 minutes. 

Barley 'N' Blueberry Muffins

Or really any kind of muffin you please … rhubarb and pecan anyone?!

2 cups Barley Flour
½ cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
¼  vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a large bowl, combine Barley Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Beat in eggs, oil and milk just until moist. Add in blueberries (or whatever else you choose). Pour batter in a greased or lined muffin tin almost full. Bake for about 15 minutes or until centre springs back when lightly touched.