Saturday, February 14, 2009
I had been wanting to make these for a year after seeing them on Katie's blog. And finally this Valentines Day, I got around to it. I did make a different frosting to suite what I had on hand. The cupcakes were delicious! I also used my KicthenAid stand mixer for the first time!!!
From Good Thing's Catered
2 1/2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup chopped strawberries
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoons butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
red food coloring
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 the frosting...
Start your strawberry puree buy using 8 (fresh or frozen and thawed) strawberries and push them through a sieve. Discard anything left in the sieve.
In your mixer bowl add in cream cheese and butter and mix until fluffy.
Add in strawberry puree and mix thoroughly.
Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Once all powdered sugar is combined turn speed up on your mixer until you have reached desire consistency.
Frost cupcakes once they are cooled.