Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Angie's Famous Strawberry Cupcakes!

Today is one of my co-worker's birthdays. I wanted to make something for her out of ingredients I had on hand. One of my other co-workers suggested strawberry cupcakes. Luckily, I had some strawberries that weren't very ripe, so baking with them didn't bother me!
I'd been meaning to try out this recipe from Katie because she raves about it! I didn't make the icing because I had some leftover buttercream in the freezer, but next time I'll for sure try hers out. These little cupcakes were a big hit!

Angie's Famous Strawberry Cupcakes

2 1/2 c. cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1 1/2 c. sugar (or a little less)
2 eggs
1/3 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c. chopped strawberries

1/4 c. strawberries
1 Tbsp. strawberry liquor
1/2 tsp lemon juice
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
1 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp vanilla

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans.
-Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl.
-In bowl of mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
-Add eggs one at a time until combined.
-Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla until combined.
-Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.
-Fold in berries.
-Fill cupcake pans 3/4 way.
-Bake for 20 minutes.
-For frosting, put berries, liquor, and juice in saucepan.
-Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer for 5 mins.
-Let cool then blend until smooth.
-In bowl of mixer mix cream cheese and butter until creamy.
-Add sugar, then vanilla.
-Add berry puree until smooth.
-Frost cupcakes when they are completely cooled.

While slicing the strawberries last night, I though to myself there's got to be an easier way to slice a ton of strawberries... then I though - egg slicer!!! It worked perfectly! The slices all came out even and equal! I sliced once, then rotated and sliced again and they were the perfect little chunks!


Tricia said...

I just banged my head on the screen. What does that tell you?

Anonymous said...

YUMMY!!! And GENIUS with the egg slicer! What a fabulous idea!!

That Girl said...

you just turned a unitasker into a multitasker!!!!

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Dyana said...

Hi there! I love reading your blog - you have so many great healthy ideas!! These cupcakes look delicious and I was wondering, do you think it would hurt the recipe at all to mix in some whole wheat flour with the cake flour, use light butter and fat free cream cheese in the frosting? Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes!!