07 June 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

No quaint story to accompany this cupcake.  Just a recipe because it's 2:30 AM and I should be editing my paper.

strawberry cupcakes (makes ~30, adapted from Baked)
2 1/2 c cake flour
3/4 c AP Flour
3/4 t sea salt
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda

2 sticks butter, softened
1 3/4 c granulated sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 T water
1 egg + 1 yolk
1 1/2 c strawberry puree

1/4 t cream of tartar
3 egg whites

In a food processor, liquefy ~12 oz of washed and hulled strawberries.  Pass through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth (or, really, I passed the puree through a chinois) in order to get rid of the seeds.  Make sure it makes 1.5 c of liquid.  Preheat oven to 325 F.  In a large bowl whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla and egg+yolk and combine.  Alternate in the flour mixture and the strawberry juice. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I served these with cream cheese frosting and placed a strawberry atop each cupcake to reinforce the strawberryness.


Mary Helen said...

It could be that I've been without carbs for like seven days now (stupid diet) but these look like the yummiest cupcakes ever baked. mmmmm.

linda said...

very important to reinforce the strawberryness

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Bisikwa said...
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Bisikwa said...

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bisikwa said...

hi....that looks really yummy.
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