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8.17.2010

WHITE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING


My neighbor just had a sweet baby girl and my friend's son just turned 3 so it was the perfect day to make cupcakes, for everyone!

I absolutely love the cake in this recipe. The frosting was ok but I think it misses something when you don't add the cream. Next time I will probably use my traditional buttercream frosting (recipe follows).

I piped the frosting on using a plastic bag (corner cut off) and dipped strawberries in dark chocolate, then drizzled white chocolate on once dry. The batter filled 6 large cups in the picture shown or it would fill a 12 capacity regular muffin tin. I use a large Pampered Chef Scoop when filling regular muffin tins.

White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Adapted from Gourmet Traveller
Serves 12

125 gm (8.82 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
110 gm (1/2 cup) sugar
3 eggs
80 gm (6 chocolate squares, 6 ounces) white chocolate, melted
110 gm (3/4 cup) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Strawberry frosting
250 gm (about 18 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
150 gm (about 7 medium) strawberries, puréed and strained

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each, then add the melted white chocolate

and stir to combine. Sift flour and baking powder over cake batter and fold in until combined. Line muffin tins with 12 paper cases, then divide mixture among cases and bake at 150F/180C for 20 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly pressed.

For strawberry frosting, puree the strawberries,

Using an electric mixer, beat butter until pale and fluffy, add icing sugar and beat until soft peaks form, then add strawberry purée and beat until combined. Spread or pipe frosting over cupcakes and serve. Cupcakes will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

If you want to try a more traditional buttercream frosting recipe, this is one I use often.

Traditional Buttercream Recipe
Adapted from Magnolia Bakery
Makes enough for 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 2 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.

Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of a good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar.

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16 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Oh they are so adorable - I bet everyone loved them

Zia Elle said...

I love the decoration of the top!!!! You made a great job!!

Katie-Boo Baker said...

they are super cute! x

Rae said...

Those are stunning! Can you mail me some?

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

I bet these were delicious! =)

Hanna said...

They look divine! x x

Brownieville Girl said...

Wish I could come visiting!!

They look fantastic.

Pam said...

I really want one of them right now! They look gorgeous and you have me drooling!

Lucie said...

These look TOTALLY delicious - so elegant - just perfect!

Gloria said...

Tonya these look absolutely beauty and delicious! love them! gloria

Mhel said...

I would love to try this one... I'll let you know how it will turn out! Goodluck to me.... U

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