Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Drizzle

I have been in the mood for strawberries lately and we were going to a friends for dinner so I thought I would make some strawberry cupcakes for desert.  The icing recipe I tried was way too thin and runny.  It was like pouring pink water on the cupcakes.  At first I felt a bit defeated and was really not happy about it.  But then I decided to try something different, and I edited it a bit to make it just a little thicker, although still too thin to spread, and then I decided it would work great as a drizzle instead of an icing. The end product came out great. 

I used fresh strawberries of course.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Oven – 350

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tea Baking Powder (make sure its fresh)
  • ¼ Tea Sea Salt
  • 1 Stick butter (unsalted, room temp)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Whole Egg (room temp)
  • 2 Egg Whites (room temp)
  • 1 Tea Vanilla Extract (real stuff)
  • 1 Tea Almond Extract
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup diced or pureed strawberries
  • ½ – 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)

Step 1. In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.  Sit to the side.

Step 2. Cream the butter with a hand or stand mixer, add the sugar and mix some more. 

Step 3. Add the eggs and extracts and mix a bit more.

Step 4. Add in the flour mix, mixing as you go.

Step 5. Add the milk and strawberries and mix until combined.

Step 6. Optional – stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 7. Spoon the batter into the cupcake papers and bake 19-22minutes.

Strawberry Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 8oz package cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup diced or purred fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff

Step 1. Mix up the cream cheese, butter and marshmallow fluff until well combined and fluffy.  Maybe 2-3 minutes. 

Step 2. Add the strawberries and mix until combined. 

Step 3. Add the sugar in ½ cup increments, mixing as you go until combined. 

The result should be a runny icing. 

Unwrap a cupcake and place in a small dish or on a small plate.  Spoon or pour some drizzle over the cupcake until covered. 

Optional: sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and garnish with a strawberry.

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