Day 315 – Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

11 Jun

Sometimes I just see a cupcake that makes me smile.  Just a happy, sweet morsel waiting to be made.  When I saw these Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes (recipe below from Hostess with the Mostess), I’m not gonna lie, they made me smile.  You’ll see why!

Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Cupcake

The cupcakes are light and airy and very crumbly. They have a nice, sweet vanilla flavor. Surprisingly strong vanilla flavor, actually.

Strawberry-filling

The filling is syrupy and chewy. It has a sweet strawberry taste with a hint of vanilla. It almost tastes like a melted fruit rollup…if that’s a thing…

Vanilla-Frosting

The buttercream is very sugary, but very light at the same time. It’s fluffy and creamy. Just a hint of vanilla.

Strawberries-Cream-Cupcake     Mini-Strawberry-Cream

This cupcake is not a heavy as I was expecting. The cupcake is very light. The filling is lighter than I thought it would be. It’s adds some tartness to the overall flavor. The strawberry doesn’t overpower the creamy, vanilla flavor. The frosting is probably the most aggressive flavor. Mostly because it’s just a solid sugar flavor. It’s an overall sweet, slightly tart cupcake.

Strawberries-Cream-halved2

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 19

Strawberries-Cream-halved

RECIPE

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes (recipe from Hostess with the Mostess)

Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Strawberry-Vanilla Filling:

  • 2 pounds ripe strawberries (halved and quartered)
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk

For directions visit Hostess with the Mostess.

*Tomorrow: Fresh Mango Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 315 – Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes”

  1. alifemoment June 12, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    Loved these cupcakes! 🙂

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