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.