Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

I tried 2 different strawberry cupcake recipes and the first one did not work out. The second one did and this was the result. A sweet, light, delicious cake with the best strawberry frosting I have had in a long time.


Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe Source: Oprah.com, Sprinkles Recipe

2/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Whole Milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1 cup Sugar
1 large Egg, room temperature
2 large Egg Whites, room temperature
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one muffin tin with cupcake liners.

2. Puree strawberries. Approx. 1/3 cup of puree is what you should have. Add more strawberries if necessary. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, strawberry puree and set aside.

3. With an electric mixer cream butter on medium-high until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add egg and egg whites until just blended.
4. Place mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture and mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture and mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture and mix until just blended.

5. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. Bake approx. 20 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let the cupcakes cool completely in tin.

Strawberry Frosting
Recipe Source: Annies-eats.net
1/2 cup Strawberries
8oz Cream Cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Puree the strawberries in a blender or a food processor.  Strain through a mesh sieve to remove  the seeds, and set aside.  Beat the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approx. 5 minutes.  Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.  Add the lemon juice, vanilla and strawberry puree.  Add more puree to achieve the desired consistency if needed. 

I shared this at 
Sweets This Week
Themed Bakers Sunday
 
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5 comments:

  1. Yummy Meghan...I LOVE strawberry anything.

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  2. Where is the frosting recipe? I need it so I can make these. They look so yummy!

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  3. I added the frosting recipe, sorry!

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  4. Meghan, these look delish! You have so many fabulous goodies posted since my last visit...yum! And thanks for letting me know you made my cinnamon roll danish...it looks more complicated than it really is, so I'm glad you gave it a try :)

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  5. Made these for Family night, everyone loved them, especially my husband. Thanks!

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