Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tasty Thursday

I made these for my daughter for her birthday. I am no baker, so they didn't come out pretty but, man did these taste good! This is not my recipe, it's from Sprinkles bakery. And, if you're on a diet, don't even attempt these bad boys. These are for enjoying and doing something special.
Make sure you don't overcook the cupcakes or you'll get a crust and they'll be dry.

Makes 1 dozen
2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 large egg whites, room temperature
Sprinkles' Strawberry Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.


eastonsmom said...

Those look pretty to me!

Melanie said...

that's cause they're Sprinkles bakery cupcakes ha ha

RockinMama06 said...

Those are soooo cute! And sound so yummy!

I am no baker thats why I leave the birthday baking to my mom!

Her 1st b-day we had a Wonder Pets flyboat cake, last year for her Outlaw party we had a western Dora mini cake for Zoey and plain cupcakes for everyone else (w/star sprinkles) and this year we are doing cupcakes in ice cream cones for her carnival party.

RockinMama06 said...

Remembered these were on my photobucket:

Wonder Pets Cake:

Dora Western Cake & the cupcakes:

Idea for Carnival Cupcakes: