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Friday, April 6, 2012

Strawberry Cupcake


This is one yummy cupcake especially for children.  No wonder it's been categorized as Kid's Cupcakes in the 'Cupcakes Galore' cookbook where this recipe is taken from.  Strawberries or any berries for that matter, is just great in any cakes or desserts.  The fruit itself is full of fiber, the colors and burst of flavors, just compliments the bakes.

The buttermilk makes the cake very soft and moist and the chunks of strawberries starts to burst in the cake as it gets baked.  When you bite into it, you get all the goodness natural flavors of the strawberries.  Try to get the ripe ones if you can.



They smelled so good while baking that as soon as it's done and cooled, my little nephew couldn't wait for me to frost it to have a bite!  After the frosting with Strawberry Buttercream, mm..m.mm...need I say more..



Makes 12 cupcakes
375g plain flour
150g sugar
2 1/2tsp baking powder
1 tsp b.o.s.
1/2tsp salt
240ml buttermilk
185g unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 tsp vanilla
175g fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into small pieces

1. Pre-heat oven to 180d C. In large bow, mix flour, sugar, b.p., b.o.s. and salt together and set aside.
2. In another bowl, mix buttermilk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla.  Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and beat well with a wooden spoon.  Fold in strawberries.
3. Spoon batter into cupcakes cases, filling cups about 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 mins or until done. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Buttercream:
250g butter
250g icing sugar
8 large strawberries, pureed

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add pureed strawberries.  Check the frosting consistency.  Add more sugar if it's too soft if you plan to pipe the frosting.

27 comments:

  1. Mmm, these look scrumptious! YUM! The frosting swirl looks divine!

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  2. Lovely! I love to smoosh fruit into buttercream! :-)

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  3. Yummy, yummy, yummy, i want some, too ;)

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  4. Just found your blog after seeing your lovely comment on my macaroon post!! The buttercream looks divine, I'm always trying out different buttercreams, can't wait to given this a try!

    x
    Miss C @ http://tete-a-tete4food.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/beauty-and-beast.html

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  5. The blog where you found my macaroons isn't my blog, the "Have the Cake" blog is a place where bakers enter in the monthly challenge!! :)

    My blog is Tete-a-Tete 4 Food @ http://tete-a-tete4food.blogspot.com

    x

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  6. I love strawberrys and your recipe:D
    Great pictures, it looks delicious!

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  7. I am an old child, so I know I would love these. They sound delicious and they certainly are beautiful to look at. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. lovely cuppies...i got the exact cups from Ikea the other day ;)..havent used them though....

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    1. haahaa..i'm busted! yep..they are from ikea alright! lol

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  9. Wow, looks good! I bet Little J is missing out on your yummies!

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    1. his mom took back lots and lots of cupcake cases..so he will not be missing mine for long!

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    1. Hi Mr pineapple man. do you have a blog? can't find yours.

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  11. Strawberry Cupcakes with buttermilk, oh my heavens. Strawberry season will be here before we know it. I'm so saving these!

    Thank you so much for sharing,,,

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  12. wow cake with buttermilk..i am sure this will be tastes awesome and delicious

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  13. Your nephew looks so eager to sink his teeth into one of your strawberry cupcakes...the cakes must be smelling really good when they were freshly baked!

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  14. These strawberry cupcakes are making me hungry. Delicious & so tempting!

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  15. i shldnt have come here now, my mouth is watering looking and reading this..eesh!!

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  16. Thank you for dropping-in, my dear bloggers. Hopefully I'm able to tempt you more with yummy food! Have a great week ahead :)

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  17. So sweet, your little nephew! I miss having little ones in my kitchen, they are always so eager to try all sorts of new foods and their satisfied little smiles will melt your heart!!

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  18. She looks so good ...
    Closed Closed hands tasted and liked it :)
    the hands of health care dear ..
    wonderful photos ...
    Sincerely ...

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  19. i know this is a bit out of point but your nephew's cheeks are so pink and pinchable! and i'm sure this strawberry cupcake was delicious!

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