Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
To celebrate the start of Wimbledon, we thought we would share a recipe that takes a classic pairing of strawberries and cream to create a scrumptious strawberry cupcake topped with fresh whipped cream.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
- 1 2/3 Cups Plain Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Melted Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- ¾ Cup of Milk
- 2 Egg Whites
- ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yoghurt
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 12 Medium Strawberries (tops removed)
- 1 ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
- 3-4 Teaspoons Icing Sugar
- ½ Cup of Finely Chopped Strawberries
Preheat the oven to 180oC and then prepare the cupcake tray with the cake liners.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and put to one side.
Begin melting the butter in a saucepan on a low heat. When melted allow to cool.
Using a large bowl whisk the cool melted butter with sugar. Once this is combined add the egg whites, milk, yoghurt and vanilla and whisk again either by hand or on a low speed if it is electric.
Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet and mix together until it has all combined (to a thick batter). Fill the cupcake holders to approx ¾ full with the mixture and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture has cooked all the way through which can be checked using a toothpick which should come out clean when inserted into centre of a cupcake. Allow the cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then allow to cool completely on a rack.
Once the cupcakes are cool hollow out the centre with a sharp knife and insert the strawberry. Set aside and begin making the frosting.
Using a large bowl beat the heavy cream so soft peaks form. Now add the icing sugar and vanilla and mix together (on a high speed if using electric mixer) until stiff peaks are formed. Stir in the finely cut strawberries and add into a piping bag and begin to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.
Store the finished cupcakes in the fridge. You may like to garnish with more strawberries before serving.