Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

26 Oct

Hello Readers!

I am so sorry for being absent for over a week. I have been busy traveling for work, baking for birthday parties, and celebrating my boyfriends 25th! No worries, though, I am back…and with a fabulous recipe to share!

Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes - Yum!

I made these cupcakes for my cousins birthday this month. These decadent white chocolate cupcakes are topped with a yummy strawberry vanilla swirl frosting and can add the perfect touch of “girly” to any party.

Enjoy the recipe! xoxo

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together the 2 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, melt 6 ounces white chocolate and hot water over low heat. Stir until smooth, and allow to cool to room temperature. You can also melt the chocolate in your microwave for 1 min (in incriments of 30 seconds)
  4. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  5. Stir in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix in melted white chocolate and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  6. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-22 minutes. The tops will be slighlty browned.

Strawberry Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla

  • 2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Beat 2/3 cup of butter in a bowl until smooth and glossy. Beat in the vanilla, followed by the confectioners’ sugar. Add the cream and  whip on high speed until light and fluffy.

Strawberry Frosting (From MarthaStewart.com)

  • 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners’ sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.

For the two-tone frosting effect, I used the same technique from my “Paintball Cupcakes” (http://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/paintball-cupcakes/)

Til next time, Stay Sweet!!

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11 Responses to “Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Nikki October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    These look amazing. I must try them!! Is it wrong to make these cupcakes for my own birthday???

    • ambermartingale October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

      Yummy looking.

    • fontgirl October 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

      No, not at all haha I make cupcakes for my birthday!! :) Enjoy

  2. Geni - Sweet and Crumby October 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    These are breathtakingly gorgeous. Jill…how I wish we lived closer to each other. I would pay big bucks to have you give me a lesson on frosting cupcakes. Yours are always stunning. Thanks for the how-to for the two tone effect from the link to your paintball cupcakes.

    • ambermartingale October 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

      I read one wat is to partially fill a cake decorating tube with one frosting and then put the other frosting in the same tube and, using a star tip, frost the cupcakes…to sweet and crumbly.

      • fontgirl October 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

        That method is very messy and doesn’t do a good job of keeping the colors from mixing – It’s alot more work than it’s worth :) Thanks for stopping by!

      • ambermartingale October 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

        You’re welcome, fontgirl.

    • fontgirl October 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Geni, good luck with two-toned icing – it’s really easy and always looks great!!

  3. cailen October 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    what beautiful cupcakes! they look and sound delicious : )

    ps thanks for stopping by my blog. yours is great! i <3 cupcakes!!

  4. kwanster November 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    i am actually in a process of planning a vanilla and chocolate frosting, and pipe just like urs!! vanilla and strawberry – what a killer combo! yum!! your cupcakes look so pretty! xo

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