FRESH STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES AND FROSTING

 

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberries , sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter , unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • For Frosting
  • 3 tablespoons fresh strawberries , pureed
  • 1 cup butter , unsalted
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350'.
  • Using cupcake liners, place 12 liners in a muffin pan and set to the side.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and set a side.
  • In a food processor or blender add strawberries and process until pureed.
  • Empty pureed strawberries into a 1/3c measuring cup and set aside. Add rest of strawberry puree to a small bowl and set aside to use in the frosting.
  • Using a electric mixer with bowl, cream butter on medium high speed until lightly fluffy.
  • Gradually add sugar and continue to mix until well blended. Reduce speed to low and slowly add one egg and egg whites and mix until lightly blended.
  • Add vanilla extract if using.
  • Mix together milk and 1/3c strawberry puree.
  • Alternate flour and milk mixture to mixer slowly ending with flour. Scrap down sides of bowl and continue to blend well.
  • Using a ice cream scoop or tablespoon, add batter to prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Cool cupcakes completely on a wire rack before adding the frosting.

Notes

This is a recipe I got off the Martha Stewart show. Made for my husband for Valentines day, which is also our anniversary. They are very good because they are made with fresh strawberries.

NOTE: for best results let butter and eggs come to room temp.

Categories: Cupcakes  Dessert 

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