WHITE CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. strawberry extract
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz.) white chocolate chips
  • for the frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. sweet butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh strawberries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans. Combine the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, and strawberry extract in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped strawberries. Spread frosting on top of the cupcakes.
  • Store unfrosted in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

Blogged at howtoeatacupcake.blogspot.com. Recipe from 500 Cupcakes by Fergal Connolly.

Categories: Cupcakes  Dessert  Frosting 

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