Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Strawberry Cupcakes | Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes | Leftover frosting cupcakes

When I made the strawberry buttercream cake for baby A's 10th month birthday, I was left with some buttercream (say 1/2 cup). I knew that the best option would be 'licking the bowl clean' but the waist line posed a threat and that was ruled out. Another cake or might be some cupcakes was the second best option. Now donot give me that look. I can hear your mind voice. And here is my justification ~ the plan was to make cupcakes and hand it over to the newly moved-in neighbors keeping 1+1 for self and amma. And so the cupcakes were baked, packed and gifted to them. They were impressed and the love and effort that was put in was lauded.

We had one as soon as the batch was out of the oven, cooled ofcourse. Amma said the tartness of the berries stood out but it was perfectly complemented by the sweetness. I loved it that way, I loved the mild tartness. The reserved one was devoured the next day. There was no predominant tartness instead a mild sweet tanginess sang through the cupcake. I loved it more this way. And so I recommend you to have it the next day when the flavors have matured.

Now I have given the changes that I made to use the buttercream in "My Notes" section. This recipe can be adapted for any buttercream frosting. Substitute frosting of choice for the strawberry buttercream one.

Makes 6 medium sized cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Myrecipes
~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 1/2 + 1/3 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp + a pinch
Butter - 4 tbsps / 50 gm
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Egg - 1, medium
Milk - 2 tbsp
Strawberries - 1/2 cup, chopped
Chocolate chips - a handful

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 6-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a bowl, seive the flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat till well combined.

Add the half of the flour and fold in gently. Combine the milk and then the remaining flour. Fold in chopped strawberries reserving a few followed by the chocolate chips.

Scoop batter into the muffin liners to fill 2/3rd, top with remaining berries and bake for 20-25 mins. Check for doneness and cool in pan for 5 mins. Remove and cool completely.

Enjoy topped with a sliced strawberry or strawberry coulis!!!

** My Notes:
** Milk can be replaced with orange juice.
** I replaced the butter and sugar with 1/2 cup strawberry buttercream frosting + 2 tbsp butter.
** The original recipe called for 1/4 cup of chopped strawberries but I used 1/2 cup.
** You can add more chocolate chips if needed.
** Mine got baked in 22 mins precise so keep an eye after the 20th minute.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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54 comments:

  1. Lovely muffins Vimi...bookmarked...

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  2. Cute cupcakes.. They look yummy!!

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  3. Gorgeous! Strawberries always dress up a cake so beautifully. Beautifully done, Vimitha!

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  4. Looks so moist and spongy Vimitha.. your baby is waiting 2 more months to turn 1?

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    1. Yes Uma... 2 months more and he is 1... Time flies!!!

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  5. The cup cakes look so tempting. I want to grab some right now :)

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  6. I say baking another few cupcakes with your leftover buttercream was a good decision :)

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  7. wow.. this is my next do one.. wonderful n gorgeous ones.. i want to replace egg do lemme know..

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    1. The usual egg replacement that I know of is Flaxseed Kalps. Mix 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp water and set aside for 10 mins. Or else you could try adding 1/4 cup yogurt. Do try it and let me know how it turned out.

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  8. your neighbors are lucky to taste these Vimitha. They look so cute and beautiful

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  9. this looks yummy! definitely bookmarking as i dont usually see many fresh strawberry cupcake recipes!

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  10. So good must have been super tasty luv strawberries in it

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  11. looks so inviting and gorgeous cute cakes

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  12. That's a nice idea, using up the butter cream frosting for baking..

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  13. Very attractive cupcakes, love the way you finished that butter cream in baking..

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  14. Adorable cup cakes!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Very pretty looking cupcakes...Now I know what to do with my leftover buttercream frosting

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  16. looks too good.. yummy!
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  17. cute and adorable.. delicious..

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  18. U r such a good neighbour to gift the cakes...lucky neighbours !!

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  19. Cute looking cupcakes, turned out well

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  20. cute and colorful cupcakes looks very inviting

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  21. Nice idea and cute cupcake with strawberry.

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  22. Wow super good, I loved your idea of not wasting :) Super good cup cakes, looks cute and nice clicks too :)

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  23. woah that's like heaven on a plate! I love the idea with fresh strawberries. Yum :)

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  24. I'm really impressed, Vimitha. I've got some buttercream (vanilla and chocolate) in the freezer. Definitely intrigued by your idea!

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  25. Strawberry looks delicious , use of butter cream is neat idea.

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  26. Such cute strawberry cupcakes.. love the way u have made them!

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  27. Cute and lovely looking cupcakes...Loved it..

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  28. lovely strawberry cupcakes..delicious

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  29. small measurements always encourage me to bake.this one too ..lovely muffins my kids favourite .bookmarked it.

    Thanks for following , happy to follow u

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  30. Lovely cupcakes....very beautiful photos

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  31. Divine cupcakes! I love strawberries,too. Awesome pictures!

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  32. Very cute cupcakes, looks delightful.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/green-peas-kachori-with-spicy-dam-aloo.html

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  33. Wow Vimitha! That looks awesome, mouthwateringly delicious! Wonderful presentation!

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  34. Hi Vimitha, beautiful strawberry cupcakes. Look very inviting and yummlicious. Best regards.

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  35. nice cuppies....the strawberries sure gives it a nice color n look....

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