Friday, 5 June 2009

Strawberry Cupcakes



I don't have anything special to write in this post as I guess nothing special happened after I wrote my last post other than I was baking and cooking etc... it has been a very uneventfull days.

So I wil go straight to the recipe.

I got the idea of making this cupcake whe I saw these cupcakes in The Life nad Love of Grumby's Honeybunch , i went through the post and then read that as the cup cake was a bit densed she would tweak on flour etc next time when she makes.
And i coudn't wait till she did that so i searched in my cup cake book and found another recipe using strawberries.
Recipe from the book by Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman
So as you all guessed this goes for my which I am hosting here. You can find the details for the event here
Sending this also to FIC June which is hosted by Kamalinka at Dedicated to Janaki patti


You can make 15 cupcakes, I got 12 as i fully filled them up as I didn't want to use another tray ( lazy)
Ingridients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar ( I added only half of this sugar as i didn't want the cake to be tto sweet)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking Soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter milk
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp or less red food colouring ( optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into small pieces

For the frosting.
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
8 oz of Philly cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
2 - 3 cups of powdered sugar
Few tbsp of strawberry syrup from Monin.


Moist and bursting with flavours

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.

2. In a another bowl, mix , buttermilk, melted butter,eggs and vanilla essence.
Add liguid ingridients to dry indridients and beat well with a wooden spoon.
Fold in the strawberries.
3. Spoon batter into cupcake paper, filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or untill a tester inserted and it come out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool them before you frost.

For the frosting:
1 With an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
2 Add the strawberry syrup and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get to desired sweetness.
3 Either spread on with a blunt knife or spatula, or spoon into a piping bag to decorate your cake or cupcake.

71 comments:

Parita said...

Strawberry cupcakes look gorgeous..i love the pinky frosting

Prathibha said...

OMG..I m just drooling over those cute cup cakes...Love the look of that glossy, creamy and foamy texture of the cream on top...ssslurp!!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

HC, These cakes are so girly :-)..
I have a couple of Monin syrups (mango & Matcha tea) and they are really top!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The cake's colour is just awesome as equal as the icing on the top! Love it!

Asha said...

Hi F, love the beautiful pink cupcakes with Strawberries. I can't bake or cook too much these days, trying to lose wt for the first time in my life, ate one too many Masala dosas in India! ;D

Tushar had EOC test y'day and they are on their way to the Beach and Museum school field trip today. Arvind just took him to the bus this morning, got up at 5am today to send him packing.
He has one more week of school, doing nothing but waste of time. But this is the last week of Middle school with his friend, so I am sure they have a blast. Did I tell you he got into the same high school Early college program of Health Sciences Trisha was in? He made perfect score in English and science, glad he is on his way too, was worried about him a little even when I was in India. Boys are tough to raise!!:D

Have a great weekend, will keep in touch.Good luck to S. Trisha's graduation ceremony starts at 2pm at the Coliseum tomorrow. I still have sniffles but lot better than last week!:)

Ivy said...

These look beautiful.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wanna lick that yummy looking cream....cup cakes look awesome...

indosungod said...

Absolutely love the color of the cup cakes. With those fresh pieces in every bite. delicious.

Happy cook said...

Parita thankyou

Prathiba hi hi now i am looking to them i am also drooling as it is all finished.

Bombay brussels hi hi guess i was in a real girlie mood. I love monin syrups, i have few of them here.

Rakh's kitchen thankyou

Asha hi hi too many masaladosas, wish i had them too. I too have to loose few kilos, but i never seems to be able to reduce, i guess i should stop baking too. I am sure Tushar will be having a blast with his friends and enjoy Trisha's ceremony. You do have really clever kids.

Ivy thankyou

Kitchen flavours i too want to lick them as they arefinished here

Indosingod, it is the fresh pieces whichatracted me to the recipe :-)

Laavanya said...

Oh my!.. my daughter has been asking for strawberry cupcakes and these pink cuties look delightful and just the perfect thing. Hope to try this out real soon HC.

Kalai said...

Gorgeous pink cupcakes! I love strawberry flavored things and this looks delicious. :)

Soma said...

WOW the inside looks awesome, so berrilicious!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

new border is really nice...These cupcakes are too tempting...wonderful snaps..
HC..thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.. :)i just sent my prawns biriyani.... microwave it and have :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Strawberry cupcakes look good..... my husband usually finished half of the muffins before the frosting is done.

Happy cook said...

Lavanya make this you dauhter will love them and then you can sendfor me strawberry event :-)

Kalai me too

Soma yeah that is indeed true.

Lena Rashmin thankyou for noticing the border i was fed up seeing the old one too. Well i do wish i could really did into that prawn biriyani :-)

Angoe hi hi i always trhouw hubby our from the kithcne.

Elra said...

Pink is cute, and pink is happy. Your cuppies look delicious!

Vrinda said...

Yummy cupcake with yummy frosting...

Trupti said...

those cup cakes looks delicious HC..drooling here

DEESHA said...

Iam drooling over them .. they look delicious

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cupcakes look fantastic! a delicious treat!

cheers,


Rosa

Pavithra said...

oh wow looks so cute lovely cup cakes badly wanna have this one.. so so good and lovely icing. Good clicks yaa

Gloria said...

Wow, Wow!!! Happy cook are one of the most beauty cupcakes never I see!! I love them!! and love your pics, I will look about the event I want to participate beacuse I love berries!!! xxGloria

Bong Mom said...

Looks so pretty in pink :)

Superchef said...

the frosting is just sooo gorgeous!!! love the cupcake too..very moist! :)

Priyameena said...

Wow Pink o Pink...Looks really tempting..

Lavi said...

This Strawberry frosting looks delicious HC..

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Hmmm how can you go wrong with strawberries and cream cheese?? :D :D

Priya said...

Wow wat a gorgeous cupcakes, just love the pink frosting...Looks tooo marvellous!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HC, I'll have you know that I wanted to lick the computer screen. The photos are so lifelike. I was thinking of making my daughter some cupcakes, I will have to make her some of these. She loves strawberries.

Rina said...

Wow!!!!!! Happy, those cup cakes look so delicoius...and with that pick cream on top its indeed a treat. My, my, you are a baker dear..

Irene said...

Love it! I think they are absolutely wonderful!

Reeni♥ said...

These are so pretty!! And so sweet and delicious full of fresh strawberries. I wish I had one...or two!

Snooky doodle said...

these look so yummy! I have to try these :) they look delicious!

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Uma said...

ooh, cupcakes looks soo tempting and gorgeous :)

Pooja said...

Cuteee cupcakes..Pink frosting is looking lovely HC..should think something for your event..

5 Star Foodie said...

Scrumptious strawberry cupcakes! I tried to do a strawberry dessert with molecular gastronomy for your event the other day; though the textures worked, the flavor combination didn't :( I will try something a little different.

Helene said...

Love that color. Will be nice to make these during strawberry season.

Varsha Vipins said...

wowiee..They are super cute..that forsting is just gorgeous HC..:)

Preeti Singh said...

Wooowwwwww soooo sweet looking strawberry cupcakes...look gorgeous..perfect for the event..

Priti said...

Wow...looks so delicious...total yum

Meera said...

Lovely cupcakes. You know what, I have another strawberry recipe for your event coming up. and that reminds me that I haven't emailed the details of my previous two strawberry recipes. How silly of me!! I shall do it ASAP!

DK said...

U made me salivate girl! This looks delicious-o

anudivya said...

That frosting has a killer color, and the stuff is to die for! I love it.

Happy cook said...

5 star foodie, Molecular cooking, i have seen them doing in cooking and i thought it wa so good especially when the plated it up . Till now i have not bee lucky to taste cooking like that. Looking forward to see wha tyou are going to make :-)

Kamalika said...

hey happy cook .. check out my blog .. i have updated my email. id .. please snd in ur entry . and thank you so much for the contribution...

Cakelaw said...

Delicious Happy Cook!

Miri said...

My daughter is a pink freak and would just love these cakes!!!

Miri

Linda said...

These look awesome!!! I like your blog!

Suparna said...

hi hc,
gorgeous colour...it's so girlie ;)
love the way the cupcakes are topped generously with the frosting ..wish I could dig my teeth into one of these...beautiful images :)
Enjoy!
Happy weekend
TC

Jaya said...

Happy,
these looks so pinkydelicious!! ...
we dont get strawberries much here ,so i can just see and drool ...what more can i do :)...wish you can send it acroos here LOL..
hugs and smiles

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, I love love love strawberry cupcakes, and your cheerful pink icing is so gorgeous!!

Bunny said...

I love your cuppies they are so pretty!

Divya Vikram said...

These beautis look pretty in pink! Lovely frosting!

Vandana Rajesh said...

The strawberr cupcakes looks superb. All the pink frosting perfect for a barbie party for little girls. My daughter is surely going 2 love this one.

Red Chillies said...

Pink is such a pretty color. My son is looking at it and asking if it is Valentine's Day?

Happy cook said...

Red chillies you son is a real romantic :-)

myfrenchkitchen said...

You need not say anyhting with mouthwatering stuff like this! I could surely have one right now...
Ronell

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Those cupcakes look absolutely scrumptious & bursting with flavour F...wow. Wish I could send you an entry...no strawberries left here. ;(

Malar Gandhi said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation!!! Sweet!!!

Sunshinemom said...

So tasty, I can imagine them! I made some a few months back when fresh strawberries were available. Nice entry HC!

Vibaas said...

they look so pretty :) cake looks sooo soft

burpandslurp said...

I don't like pink...but pink cupcakes I LOOOOVEEE!!! esp with fresh bursts of strawberries! SO preettyyy!!!!

notyet100 said...

umm,...i want one,..:-)

Aparna said...

So pink and pretty, HC. I can see you love strawberries. The chocolate dipped ones, these cupcakes and the Strawberry Fest, of course.

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy cupcakes HC..simply love the flavour of strawberry in baked goods.I had made a cake while they were in season,but now have to think of making something with jam or crush as you have mentioned.Hope to see more yummy entries!!

Kevin said...

Great looking cupcakes! Amazing colours!

ARUNA said...

super gorgeous cupcakes these r!

AnuSriram said...

Fabulous cupcakes.. Look at that lovely pink colour! Yummy!

Pooja said...

Strawberry cup cckes look damn cute n yummy ! my fav color. would love to have them enjoying every bite !

Shabs.. said...

I loved this!looking forward to adding soem more fat to my waist:(...very very tempting!