The jam part of this recipe is quite simple. I had mulberries in my freezer that I mixed with cane sugar and brought the mixture to a boil. After a few minutes, the berries starts to fall apart and the jam appears. Since they have a LOT of annoying little seeds, after blending the mixture even more (I used the trust worthy hand blender for that) I’ve strained it to remove them. What’s left is more like a coulis than an actual jam but it doesn’t matter because it’s delicious.
You may use any other types of berries or fruits as long as they have a little tartness to them. That little tartness will be balancing the sugar of the bee pollen which is the star of today’s recipe.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than ever before, I’m mostly buying local produces or at least as much as possible. Intermiel was the first local company I happily gave my support to as they were so generous with me in the past and still always repost my instagram stories. Beside being total sweethearts, I like knowing my money goes to passionate people which is exactly how this apiculture company started.
Today’s bee pollen cupcakes were my way to celebrate receiving my second online order from them and the recipe was created from another recipe for vanilla cupcakes made for a friend a few weeks ago. If you remove the bee pollen of this recipe, they stand great on their own as well without being too sweet. The original recipe was topped with diplomat cream which you can image is sweet enough.
On this have a wonderful day and hope you enjoy this recipe.