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Lemon, Strawberry, & Blueberry Cupcakes


Oh cupcakes, you wonderful things you. I grew up a baker, and while I've slowly become more of a cook and forgotten my weekend long baking binges in high school (I baked all of my friends customized batches of goodies...which I miss having time to do that kind of stuff). I wanted to make this really crazy red, white, and blue cupcake idea (that turned into pink, purple, and yellow) because I've been strangely into American colors lately. Once I got the cake down (first batch was meh) these were quite yummy.



Strawberry Cupcakes
Adapted from Martha Stewart recipe here

Strawberry Cupcake Ingredients

What You'll Need
1/4 Cup Cake Flour
1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Fleur de Sel
1 Stick Butter, softened
1 1/4 Cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Fat Free Half and Half
6 Ounces Strawberries, diced

Cake Flour

Preheat over to 350 Degrees. Add all of the dry ingredients together and mix well. Sift them if you feel so inclined.

Cupcakes Being Made

Ina  mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and eggs slowly. Then add in flour mixture by the 1/4 part alternating with the fat free half and half over a slow speed.

Cupcakes Whipped

Wash strawberries and dice. Then add to cupcake batter slowly.

Strawberries Being Cut

Soon batter into cupcake wrapped laid into cupcake pans, filled to 2/3rd up. This should make about 12 -16 cupcakes.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 Degrees until a toothpick placed in the middle comes out clean.

Strawberry Cupcakes Baking

Filing the Cupcakes - What You'll Need
1 Jar of Lemon Curd
Knife
Patience

Strawberry Cupcakes Prepared for Filling

Cut a small hole in the middle of cupcake and remove the cake.

Strawberry Cupcakes Filled With Lemon Curd

Use a small teaspoon (1/8 or 1/4) to fill the cupcakes.

Blueberry Icing
What You'll Need
1 Stick of Butter, softened
1/4 Cup Blueberry Puree (put into blender or magic bullet)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Dash of Lemon Juice
3-4 Cups Confectioner's Sugar

Whip butter. Slowly beat in the blueberry puree. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Once well mixed, begin slowly adding sugar until light and fluffy.


Top cupcakes with icing and voila! Red, white and blue (ok, pink, yellow, and purple) cupcake!

6 comments:

  1. mmm those look so so delicious <3
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  2. These sound really yummy! One thing that amuses me about reading American blogs is that you guys call the flours different things.

    Hayley
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  3. You had me at "butter and sugar." Heheheee! These look absolutely amazing, yum. Especially that blueberry icing!

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  4. Mmm this flavor combination sounds so tasty! Man I wish I had one of these right now!

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  5. WOW! I need to try this. Looks so nhummy! Thanks for sharing.

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