Oh, sweet summer. I know it's not summer yet, but when my husband brought home a flat of ripe, red strawberries from the local fruit stand last week, it felt a little bit like summer. And all those red glorious strawberries meant only one thing...Strawberry Cupcakes.
The frosting on top was the AWESOMESAUCE. It's a vanilla buttercream base with pureed strawberries added. It was all kinds of delicious.
The cake itself was really good. It called for chopped strawberries to be added to the cake batter. I sliced them. And I think I really should have chopped them. It would have distributed the strawberries better. The sliced ones tasted good, but some of the cupcakes cooked up lumpy and funny. No worries, they are going in my belly regardless.
These were a great change from the heavy chocolate and peanut buttery goodies i've been making lately. Not like there's anything wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. But if you want a taste of summer in your kitchen, mix up a batch of these babies. You won't regret it.
You can find the recipe here: Annie's Eats food blog...Strawberry Cupcakes.
Happy Monday Friends!!