Growing Chefs! Ontario Sour Cream Rhubarb Cupcakes

Sour Cream Rhubarb Cupcakes

Rhubarb is the first fruit to pop up in the spring, and it is the perfect fruit for baking. Baking transforms rhubarb from a sour fruit resembling celery in texture to a creamy sweet and sour taste explosion!
24 Cupcakes
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour1 1/2 cups granulated sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup softened butter4 medium eggs1 cup sour cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated1 cup rhubarb, finely chopped
measuring cupsmeasuring spoonsraspcutting boardmuffin tinchef's knifespatulabowls of various sizeswhisk or stand mixer with paddle attachmentspoonmuffin linersdish towels

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Measure out dry ingredients into a bowl; flour, baking powder, and salt.

Measure out the sugar into a separate bowl with softened butter.

Crack the eggs into a bowl.

In another bowl, add the sour cream and vanilla.

Peel the ginger with a spoon, and finely grate it with a rasp.

Chop the rhubarb into small pieces.

Get Cooking

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare cupcake pans with liners.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened butter and sugar. Turn onto medium speed and mix with a paddle attachment for 3 – 4 minutes, until the sugar and butter are light and fluffy. If you do not have a stand mixer, this can be done by hand with a whisk in a bowl.

Add the eggs, one at a time. Wait until each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next one. Let mix for another 2 – 3 minutes until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Scrape down the edges of the bowl with a spatula if needed.

Add the sour cream and vanilla into the mixer. Mix together on low speed until combined.

Add the flour mixture, ginger, and rhubarb. Mix until just combined.

Scoop the mixture into muffin pans, filling each about ¾ of the way full.

Bake for 1820 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.