Sunday, March 8, 2009

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry White Chocolate Frosting

Light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes plus strawberry and white chocolate frosting equals delicious! I had two for dinner last night and one for breakfast this morning! I just can't say enough about these though. While in Arizona for Thanksgiving last fall my sister and I got a dozen different cupcakes from Sprinkles and the only one I really loved was the strawberry one. I adapted a recipe I found trying to imitate Sprinkles famous cupcakes and I like mine a lot better! Plus, I've never had better frosting than this one and I created the recipe myself. It wasn't rocket science or anything since you just use a buttercream base, but it is SO creamy and rich and just so good!
Strawberry Cupcakes

1 C pureed ripe strawberries (about 10 large strawberries total)
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites

whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl and set aside. In small bowl, mix together cream, vanilla, and 2/3 C strawberry puree. (Don't discard the rest, you use it in the frosting!)

cream butter until light and fluffy and gradually add sugar. Mix until well combined. Add egg and egg whites one at a time and continue to beat until just combined.

Add half of the flour mixer to butter mixture, all of the strawberry mixture, and the rest of the flour mixture, mixing well in between additions.

Divide batter among cupcake cups and bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes.

Strawberry White Chocolate Frosting

3 squares white baking chocolate
2 T (or more) heavy cream
2 C (or more) of powdered sugar
1/3 C strawberry puree
3 T butter, melted

Melt white chocolate squares with cream in the microwave until just melted. Be careful to just put it in for 20-30 seconds at a time and stir well in between heating sessions.

Add powdered sugar, melted butter, and strawberry puree (whatever is leftover even if it's more than 1/3 C) and mix well. Add more powdered sugar and cream to get the desired texture of frosting you want.

Try not to eat these all in one sitting!


Katrina said...

Yum. Perfect for a cute, pink girly party! (I have a husband and four boys, so it's not happening here!--maybe a baby shower--yeah, that sounds good! ;)

laurel said...

These look so good!!! I want one right now. Definitely not helping my trying-to-lose-weight efforts.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I LOVE that cute pastel tone they have and with real strawberry pure both in the batter and frosting I bet they're delicious! A winner!

Natalie Que said...

I'm so hungry right now. I couldn't even look at those cupcakes, I had to look away fur reals. It was too much at this hour. So good.

It's been way to long SMST! I haven't forgotten you, just have no time! Seriously good to get a little note from you though. Talk soon!

Aggie said...

Oh those look perfect!!! I'm craving one right now!

avesta said...

I love the strawberry white chocolate icing idea....will try very soon!

Anonymous said...

These are really pretty, I like the natural light pink color of the cupcakes :)--they do look very fluffy and I probably would eat them all in one sitting!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I want one for lunch!!! I've made Sprinkles cupcakes and they were very good. I filled them with lemon curd but used their frosting recipe. Yours sounds MUCH better, YUM! Printing it out, ASAP!

The Food Librarian said...

I want this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This just says Spring!

Do you strain the puree so you don't have seeds?

Snooky doodle said...

these look cute and yummy :)

Dazy said...

I was looking for something creative like this. Then tried this awesome recipe. This recipe does not disappoint. It's a snap to prepare and really tasty.

Anonymous said...

Hi I love strawberry cupcake coz the smell of it! May I ask u, how much is 3 squares of chocolate in grams? Thanks

mommymadness said...

Hi I love strawberry cupcake coz the smell of it! May I ask u, how much is 3 squares of chocolate in grams? Thanks

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Anonymous said...

What type of flour did you use?

pink_sparkles84 said...

How much different is this from the Sprinkle's recipe? This is the same recipe except you use heavy cream instead of whole milk and 1 cup of strawberries instead of a half.