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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stawberry Short Cake Cupcakes

Ok... I have to start out by giving a disclaimer on this recipe. It is kind of a lot of work to make these cupcakes. There are lots of steps, and it takes some time to prep. However I also have to admit that they taste like little pieces of heaven. I actually sighed when I bit into mine. That really says a lot since I make and taste a lot of baked goods.

So here it goes Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes...

Start by making the strawberry filling

Ingredients for Filling

2 cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Place the diced strawberries in a pan over minute heat and stir for 4 minutes constantly. Add the sugar and cornstarch and stir constantly for another 2 minutes. The mixture should become thick after you have added the sugar and cornstarch. Take it off the heat and let it cool while you continue to make the cupcakes.

Ingredients for Cupcakes

1 cup sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 egg whites
1/4 cup yogurt
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 and 2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

To make the cup cake mix together the sugar and melted butter. I did this in a regular bowl by hand, so you do not need a mixer for this recipe. Then add in the egg whites, yogart, milk and vanilla. Mix until everything is combined well.

In a seperate bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until there are no lumps.

Put batter into cupcake liners, it will make 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Make sure the cupcakes cool completely before adding the filling or frosting.

The next step is to fill the cupcakes. Cut a hole in the top of the cupcake about half way through the cup cake and take the piece out. Fill the empty hole with the filling that you made earlier. Put the piece that you cut out back on the cupcake. Don't worry if it doesn't fit quite right, it will be hidden by the frosting.
Do this for all 12 of the cupcakes. Its now time to make the frosting.

Ingredients for Whipped Cream Frosting

1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
remaining strawberry filling

Mix the together the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla with mixer until stiff peaks form. This will take about 4-5 minutes. Then add the strawberry filling and mix for another 30 secs. Once done frost the cupcakes. If you have extra strawberries, put one on top of each cupcake.

Eat and Enjoy! These are amazing and worth the hard work. I always make half batches so we only had six and I wish I had made more of these. 

This recipe originally appeared on Sally's Baking Addiction.