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My Favourite Moist Strawberry Cupcake


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Serves about 2 dozen | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

2 sticks of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 1/4 cup of wheat flour (not self rising)
1 heap teaspoon of baking powder
1 heap teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1/3 teaspoon of fine salt
3 large eggs
1 cup of sour cream / milk / yoghurt / cream
400 g of strawberries (more or less)
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
1 tablespoon of strawberry emulco / flavour (if desired)
1 cup of chopped nuts (any nuts - if desired)


1 - Roast or fry (without oil) the chopped nuts for about 5-6 minutes or until they turned golden brown. Put aside.




2 - Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a large bowl. Add the roasted nuts. Put aside.




3 - Blend together the strawberries, sour cream & half of the sugar. Take out 1/3 of the blended strawberries, put it in a bowl, keep in the fridge.




4 - In a mixing bowl, cream together butter (room temperature) & the remaining sugar until light & fluffy (around 4-5 minutes). Add eggs - one at a time. Add vanilla essence & strawberry emulco.




5 - With mixer on low speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture (from step 1), then 1/2 of the blended strawberries (from step 2). Add another 1/2 of the flour mixture, then add all of the blended strawberries and finally add the remaining flour mixture. (in other words, u just simply alternate the flour mixture & the blended strawberries)....this step is done to ensure ur cake will turn out moist (trust me...its worth the effort!)



6 - Line muffin tin with paper liners. Pour batter into each cup, filling each cup about 2/3 full



7 - Bake in an oven at 350 Fahrenheit (170 Celsius) for about 18-20 minutes (it depends on the oven). To know when your cake is done, use the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick at the centre of the cake and pull it out. If the toothpick comes out clean, its done!



8 - Transfer the cakes onto a wire rack to cool them off.



9 - When you are ready to serve them, squirt a dollop of whipped cream, a teaspoon of the cooled blended strawberries & finally a slice of strawberry on top of it.



10 - Bite, chew, swallow & enjoy! =)


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Notes

My mother used to make this as a cake...being a cupcake fanatic, I altered the recipe to make it into batches of cupcakes =)

Looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I can see why it would be one of your favorites as a child. I am most def making this for my little one. Thanks for sharing! Adriana

I'm going to a good friend's spring fling and she was asking for a cupcake recipe today , which would let her use her new mixer and strawberries . Looks like we have a winner . Thanks

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