Saturday, April 10, 2010

My new favorite cupcake

Happy Saturday, Apron Goddesses! It's the Ungourmet once again. I just can't get these strawberry and cream cupcakes out of my head! I baked them up for Easter brunch and they were over-the-top fantastic! Now, I'm longing for Oregon strawberry picking season to roll around so I can whip them up again with some yummy local berries.

strawberries n' cream cupcakes
by theUngourmet -inspired by 500 cupcakes

for the cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
4 eggs
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Place 18 cupcakes liners in muffin pans. Combine all the cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

for the topping
1 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups slice small strawberries
4 tbsp strawberry jell-o
1 tbsp water

Whisk the cream, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Spoon onto the cupcakes and arrange the strawberries on top of the whipped cream. In a small saucepan, heat the jell-0 and water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Brush this mixture over the strawberries. Chill until ready to serve.

Try these! I know you will just love 'em! Oh, and don't forget to wear your aprons! Strawberry stains are a killer you know...and not the good kind of killer! Ha! ;D

8 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Kim said...

These look wonderful! I've been looking for a yummy new dessert recipe for spring, so I will definitely give these cupcakes a try!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my! These are beautiful!

Suzi said...

I may have to go get some fresh local grown strawberries and make some of these today. Thanks for sharing Kim.

Natalie said...

oh yummy yummy yummy!!! I'm not even hungry but my stomach just tried to jump through the screen! :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Shelby said...

Oh my goodness this just made my Sunday night! These look divine! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Mmmm, strawberries are the perfect dessert, those cupcakes look fantastic!
Glad to have found your blog :-)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

OMG, You are a Goddess! When your page opened and I saw these cupcakes I actually groaned. They look so good!

You may want to stop by and see my newest and crazy project. It's definately different.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Emme Toaye said...

"Straaaaawberrrrryyy's" the word even sounds yummy on my tongue....with or without the sugar! I am so happy Winter is only a memory. Absolutely Awesome Amazing Aprons!