strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes + 25 minutes baking

We have lots of strawberries in the house now that it’s summer (kind of) and berry season. I found this recipe for strawberry cupcakes on Baking Mad’s website and thought would be a good one to try. It’s nice and easy and we got to do a bit of piping which is a first for Hannah!




Serves: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

150g butter
150g golden caster sugar
3 eggs
150g self raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
4-5 strawberries

For the icing
300g icing sugar
75g butter
Pink food colouring
Strawberry flavour
Strawberries to decorate

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan and prepare your baking tin

Get your kids to help you line a cupcake tin with 12 cases.

 

Cream the butter and sugar together

Weigh the butter and cut it into small pieces before adding it to a large bowl.
Get your child to measure the sugar into a small bowl, and add it to the butter. Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until it’s smooth, light and creamy.

 


Add the eggs and flour

Break the eggs into a separate bowl then add them in to the mixture. Beat them in gradually until the mixture is smooth.
Weigh the flour then add it to the bowl with the baking powder.

 


Add the strawberries

Chop the strawberries (your child may be able to help do this with a blunt knife) then add them into your mixture and give everything one final mix.

 

 

Spoon the mixture into your cases.

 


Bake the strawberry cupcakes

Pop your cupcakes in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown and just firm to touch.


Make the icing

Add the icing sugar into a bowl. Weigh the butter then add it in as well as a drop or two of the colouring and strawberry flavouring and give it a good stir until it is smooth. We added a drop or 2 of hot water to help it come together.

 

Add the icing into a piping bag (we don’t have one so made do with a piping syringe). Pipe a swirl on each cupcake – Hannah tried but found it a bit difficult on her own so you may need to help.

 

Add a strawberry on top and enjoy!

strawberry cupcakes

 

The strawberry cupcakes should keep for a day or so in an airtight container.

*You can use dried strawberries instead of fresh ones and the flavour if you have them. You need about 20g – ground them up and add 15g into the cake mixture and 5g into the icing.

Strawberry cupcakes

A nice easy recipe for strawberry cupcakes. They're delicious and simple enough for kids to bake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Afternoon tea
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: cupcakes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4-5 strawberries

For the icing

  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 75 g butter
  • Pink food colouring
  • Strawberry flavour
  • Strawberries to decorate

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan and line a cupcake tin with 12 cases

    Cream the butter and sugar together

    • Weigh the butter and cut it into small pieces before adding it to a large bowl.
    • Measure the sugar into a small bowl, and add it to the butter. Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until it’s smooth, light and creamy. Alternatively mix it together using the k paddle of a stand mixer.

    Add the eggs and flour

    • Break the eggs into a separate bowl then add them in to the mixture. Beat them in gradually until the mixture is smooth.
    • Weigh the flour then add it to the bowl with the baking powder.

    Add the strawberries

    • Chop the strawberries then add them into your mixture and give everything one final mix.
    • Spoon the mixture into your cases.

    Cook the cupcakes

    • Pop your cupcakes in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown and just firm to touch.

    Decorate the strawberry cupcakes

    • Add the icing sugar into a bowl. Weigh the butter then add it in as well as a drop or two of the colouring and strawberry flavouring and give it a good stir until it is smooth. We added a drop or 2 of hot water to help it come together.
    • Add the icing into a piping bag (we don’t have one so made do with a piping syringe). Pipe a swirl on each cupcake – Hannah tried but found it a bit difficult on her own so you may need to help.
    • Add a strawberry on top and enjoy!

    Notes

    *You can use dried strawberries instead of fresh ones and the flavour if you have them. You need about 20g – ground them up and add 15g into the cake mixture and 5g into the icing.

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