Sunday, February 27, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

Today I tried baking cupcakes by using fresh delicious strawberries. Also made frosting using fresh strawberry puree. The cupcakes turned out lusciously and the frosting was pleasantly fruity. I used fresh strawberries and colorful sugar crystals for garnishing. This is the recipe for Pretty Pink Strawberry Cupcakes



Ingredients:

For 6 Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry – 2 nos
All purpose flour – ½ cup
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Whole milk – 2 tsp
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Unsalted butter – ½ stick, room temperature
Egg – 1
Sugar – ½ cup

For frosting

Strawberry – 3-4 nos
Unsalted butter – ½ stick, room temperature
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Powdered sugar – 1 cup




 Preparation:
  • Puree the strawberries in a food processor.
  • In a small bowl, mix strawberry puree (4 tsps), milk, vanilla extract and keep it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, take unsalted butter, sugar and beat for few minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour ,salt (a pinch) and  mix well.
  • Now add the above strawberry milk mixture and mix well
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put paper liners in 6 cupcake tins and fill them to ¾ with batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Transfer cupcakes and let them cool before icing.


For frosting 
  • Puree the strawberries
  • In a bowl beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, ½ cup strawberries puree and mix well.
  • Frosting should be dense and creamy.
  • Use your creativity to decorate the cupcake using frosting bags.

Note : Put the frosting after the cupcake gets cooled, if not frosting melts.

Sending to Cooking with fruits hosted by Smita, Veggie fruit a month hosted by pari & originally started by Priya  , Best Western Desserts hosted by priya and Kid's Delight hosted by Champa.





19 comments:

  1. I have a box of fresh strawberries I bought yesterday.. Would love to try this..

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  2. Looks mouth wateringly superb and delicious :)

    US Masala

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  3. Thanks Krithi and Aipi for ur comments !!!
    @Krithi Sure give a try... u love them :)

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  4. yum yum yum drooling here.. wish I was your neighbour...

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  5. terribly tempting recipe..very interesting..:D
    Tasty appetite

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  6. Nice pink color and perfect cupcake..

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  7. Elegant and pretty looking cupcakes..

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  8. wonderful combination delicious looking cupcakes

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  9. Love that pink frosting... CUtie cupcakes...

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