December 13, 2009

Mini Strawberry Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting


So, the "Kill Strawberry Mission" continues......

(makes 12 mini muffins)
Ingredients:
For Cupcakes:
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup fresh strawberry puree
1 stick unsalted butter, soften
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs

For Frosting:
3 tbsp fresh strawberry puree
1 stick unsalted butter, soften
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: 
Preheat over to 350F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

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 eggs 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, around 25 mins. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.

To prepare frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners sugar, beat until well combined. Add vanilla and strawberry puree, mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.

Grease the inside of a 1 1/2" circle cookie cutter, and cut out mini cupcakes. Frost the cupcakes before serve.  

26 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

mmmm...strawberry frosting! Irresistible!

Jeannie said...

This reminds me that I still have a can of strawberries in my cupboard. Maybe I could use it to make these cupcakes.

Looks scrumptious!

penny aka jeroxie said...

im in bed and it is making me hungry... yum yum!

nicole (Making Good Choices) said...

You are making wonderful things out of all that strawberry puree! These are adorable - I love anything mini!!

Deepa G Joshi said...

mmmmmm...yum yum..the cup cakes look so cute and tempting..Strawberry puree is been used for very nice and yummy things..

Anncoo said...

WOW! Beautiful cupcake and very pretty frosting :D

Tasty Trix said...

Mini means I can eat more of them, hooray!

Heavenly Housewife said...

These look so sweet. I hope you made me one :D

KennyT said...

Oh hunny, or u may consider sending me some of your strawberry jam, hahahaha

Lyndsey said...

Yum, they are gorgeous! Our strawberries aren't peak until in February, I'll have to bookmark this for sure!!!

Lisa said...

How cute! They sound yummy as well.

Renata said...

Wow Lulu this frosting looks perfect!!!!!

Cheapappetite said...

Looks so yummy. Double dose of fresh strawberry puree in every bite! Yum

My Little Space said...

Lulu, don't forget to invite me over for Christmas dinner lol! I'm sure you going to feed me well. hahaha....

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful cupcakes. I love the strawberry frosting. Looks moist & delicious...mmm.

Tina said...

So pretty! They must taste soooo good.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Ooh pretty frosting! Looks like it's a strawberry cake-bite -- I could eat 3-4 of them!

Simply Life said...

wow, seriously - this looks AMAZING! i want to eat one off the screen right now!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

These are gorgeous!!!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

i absolutely love it!!

awsome!

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

Congrats on the Top 9!!! What a great recipe. I love the fresh strawberry puree in the frosting and the muffins. I'm sure it connects the frosting and muffins so well without being redundant.

Jeanne said...

Strawberries are my favorite! These cupcakes look delicious!

Laura said...

Yes, please!!!! With a cup of tea:)

Christine said...

Your cupcakes look moist and delicious! Great !

pigpigscorner said...

These are so pretty! Looks so delicious!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

So pretty! And that frosting looks amazing!