Monday, April 18, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

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!!


Rebecca Keppel said...

mmmmm those look heavenly!

Michelle H. said...

They look so delicious!!!
Love how you added strawberries to the frosting what a fun idea!!
Have a blessed day!!

Joni M said...

LOL! My daughter and I were looking at your dessert recipes this past weekend. She asked, "How come all your recipes use peanut butter and chocolate?" I told her it's because peanut butter and chocolate are MEANT to be eaten together for dessert! She ended up making oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. Still good... but not as good at peanut butter and chocolate, lol!
The stawberry cupcakes look yummy too!
TFS, Mara!

mustangkayla said...

Those sound and look yummy!

IamDerby said...

Yum! I have never had strawberry cake but One of my favorite summer foods is strawberry topped waffles. YUM

Sue said...

I have been wanting to try fresh strawberry cupcakes for so long! This spring/summer for sure! They look so fresh and delicious.

Meg Giroux said...

Yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing this Mara, I definitely have to try them...If only I could reach through the computer screen and eat one!

Unknown said...

MMMMM yummy! I still make my version of your strawberry icebox pie regularly!

BethieJ said...

YUM Mara!! These look DELISH!! I have a strawberry muffin recipe.. I NEED to add this too my collection too! :)