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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sweet Treats Saturday: Strawberry Cupcakes


What better excuse than the upcoming Valentine's Day to make pink cupcakes? Actually, the truth of the matter is that I really just wanted to make strawberry cupcakes and since they happen to be pink...

Ready to go into the oven

So I stumbled across a recipe for Sprinkles' bakery's strawberry cupcakes while looking for new recipes to try out. Ok, another truth, I'm dieting and looking at desserts that I can bake but couldn't possibly eat is one of my ways of torturing myself.  Now, onto the cupcakes!

Baked for 20 minutes exactly

These were really easy to make and once again, was made up of items that I had readily available.  I keep frozen strawberries in my freezer for my morning smoothies so I just dug into that stash.  I followed the recipe for the cupcakes and frosting exactly.

The frosting. I made sure not to overbeat per the recipe.

I almost made a cream cheese frosting instead, but I'm glad I didn't as the strawberry frosting was surprisingly delicious (I do like Sprinkles cupcakes, but I'm not really a fan of their frosting... or frosting philosophy).  Instead of piping on a large dollop of frosting, I topped it off the sprinkles way with a thin layer of frosting.  I think the amount was perfect to compliment the cupcake.  My husband, always one to come up with some weird comparison for my baked goods, described it as a strawberry milkshake made into a perfect cupcake.

2 comments:

  1. These sound fascinating...I shall have to try them out sometime. Thanks for sharing!

    ~M

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  2. Oh these are so pretty! I bet they're divine. :)

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