Monday, July 12, 2010

Funday Monday!

We had a lovely weekend although the weather was awful! Jason and I were inspired by the show Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and decided to have our own little bake off. We took Liam to the grocery and picked our ingredients. I just bought a pint of strawberry's and cream cheese and Jason got cake mix, pudding, whipping cream. I had to ask if he had a plan and he said "Yep" so I let him do his thing. We came home and got to mixing! I made strawberry cupcakes with a strawberry icing that didn't work out so I used it as a filling instead. Jason made banana cream cupcakes (like banana cream pie) with whip cream and graham cracker icing. Both cupcakes came out tasting amazing! Here is the recipe for my strawberry cupcakes...

Strawberry Cupcakes!
2¼ cups flour
1½ cups sugar
2¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1½ sticks butter (room temperature)
½ pint fresh strawberries (about ½ cup)
4 egg whites
1/3 cup buttermilk
1.Preheat oven to 350°F

2.Clean strawberries and blend in blender or food processor, set aside.

3.In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside for later.

4.In an electric mixer, blend butter with strawberries. Add flour mixture and blend until light and fluffy.

5.In measuring cup pour milk and separate egg whites. Whisk together egg whites and milk. Add whites slowly into the batter mixture.

6.Fill cupcake liners halfway. Bake for 18-20 minutes

Strawberry Icing (filling)
•¼ cup butter (room temperature)
•1cup (8 oz package) cream cheese (room temperature)
•½ cup strawberries (blend in a blender or food processor)
•3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on how sweet or stiff you like icing)

1.Cream butter and cream cheese together.
2.Mix in strawberry puree.
3.Add your sugar!

My mixture came out very runny I would suggest adding more cream cheese so that you can taste it and stiffen up the icing.


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