Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Made From Scratch Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cake is probably my favorite cake. Strawberry cake that doesn't come from a box IS my favorite cake. This recipe is a bit time consuming, but the product is well worth it. The additional of real strawberries and whipped egg whites makes this cake batter flavorful and light. Topped with cream cheese butter cream icing, you will be in love this Valentine's Day. (Who's gonna be the first to make fun of me for that??)

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Butter Cream Icing
originally from Apron of Grace

    Strawberry Cake
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 & 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 5 Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Red Food Coloring
  • 1 & 1/4 cups Pureed Strawberries
  • 3 cups Cake Flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

  • Cream Cheese Butter Cream Icing
  • 2 - 8oz Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup Butter, room temp
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Red Food Coloring
  • 1 lb. Powdered Sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a medium bowl, beat butter with sugar for 3 minutes.Add egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla, food coloring and strawberries, beat for another 3 minutes. 

    Sift dry ingredients and add to butter/egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix just till combined. 

    In another bowl and clean beaters, beat egg whites till stiff and add in an increment of 3 to cake batter, being sure to fold in thoroughly but gently. Bake for 18 -20 minutes 


    In a medium bowl, add cream cheese and butter, whip till light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add liquids and blend. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing, until medium stiff consistency forms. Whip for several minutes.

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Deana said...

These look delicious............lovely site I'll be back:)

Allison said...

Thank you! I hope to see you again!

Kelli said...

These look wonderful! I'd LOVE for you to pop over and link this up in my new Valentine Linky!!! http://southernmomcooks.com/holiday-recipe-link-up-valentines-day/

Have a great day! Kelli

Lauren said...

I want to eat these right now.

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Found your blog through Hollie, love it excited to follow along.


Anonymous said...

Wow,It look so cute.Thanx to share with us this cupcake recepies.I try to make it.Strawberry flavors look so sweet.

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Anonymous said...

Allison, thanks for linking up with us on Fabulous Friday! These look delish. Homemade strawberry cake rocks! Can't wait to try them. :)

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Those look delicious and are making me wonder why I don't have strawberry cupcakes more often! Thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to give these a try :)

Allison said...

Thank you! These seriously make me question why I didn't make these before!!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

These look so so good! I love strawberry and that icing looks delicious! Loving your blog - I'm a new follower :)

Amy said...

oh look so yummy!!& so pretty

Debbie @ Life is Sweets said...

I have been looking for a delicious scratch strawberry cupcake. I'll definitely give these a try :)

Allyson said...

Oh my goodness these look incredible! My grandmother used to make strawberry cake all the time!


Allison said...

Thanks, Allyson! Strawberry cake is my favorite!!

Ruth said...

I made these cupcakes this morning,OMG they are they are the bomb. I made the frosting also but instead of the cream, I had some of the pureed strawberries left over, so I used that instead. It added just a hint of flavor and a very pretty light pink color. I will definetely make this recipe again.

Anonymous said...

can you use regular milk instead of buttermilk? dont have any buttermilk but plenty of regular milk and im kind of in a hurry to make these.

Allison said...

Yes you can!

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