Day 221 – Strawberry Mimosa Cupcakes

9 Mar

It’s Daylight Savings time!  That wonderful day when we get to lose hour of sleep.  Yuck!  So, to brighten this otherwise “meh” day, I decided on these Strawberry Mimosa Cupcakes (recipe below from Oh My Veggies).  Hope they brighten your day a little!

Champagne-Cupcake     Mini-Champagne-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense (the minis are super-dense). But they’re quite squishy. They have a strong orange-champagne flavor. The orange is so strong, it almost tastes like an extract. Amazing what zest can do!

Strawberry-filling

The filling is thick and gooey. It actually reminds me a little of a strawberry fruit roll-up. Interesting.

Strawberry-Orange-Frosting

The frosting is thick and creamy. Very easy to pipe. It has a buttercream flavor that comes through after the initial orange and strawberry flavors. It’s a multi-flavored frosting, which is interesting. It has nice little specks of orange zest and strawberry throughout though. Very pretty.

Strawberry-Mimosa     Mini-Strawberry-Mimosa

The filling and the frosting really bring the cupcake up a notch. Overall it’s sweet. It’s tart. The cupcake serves as the “plain-ish” palate to the other parts. Which is great. If it were also sweet or aggressive, it’d be an overwhelming cupcake.

Strawberry-Mimosa-top     Mini-Strawberry-Mimosa-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Strawberry-Mimosa-half3     Strawberry-Mimosa-half1

RECIPE

Strawberry Mimosa Cupcakes (recipe from Oh My Veggies)

Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. champagne or ginger ale
  • zest from 1 small orange
Strawberry Filling:
  • 1 c. strawberries
  • 1/4 c. champagne or ginger ale
  • 1/4 c. sugar
Frosting:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry filling

For directions visit Oh My Veggies.

*Tomorrow: White Chocolate Cupcakes*

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