Sunday, 1 February 2009

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Ahh its been a while!! Im sorry, ive been really busy recently, had mock exams and stuff but definately gonna get back to baking! I was out shopping the other day and saw this really cute Pink Glimmer decorations so wanted to make something pretty and pink :)
I decided on Strawberry Lemonade...aka a moist lemon cupcake topped with strawberry buttercream and then sprinkled Pink Glimmer on it...its making me hungry just thinking about it!! These cakes were so good and I would definately recommend them to anyone who loves cakes..actually saying that my Mam doesnt like cake and she still loved I would recommend them to anyone haha! Oh I lost the step by step pictures as well :(:( Im sorry, theyll definately be going up again next baking session!!

Mmm! Finished cupcakes!

Lemon Buttercake

makes 16

180g buttter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon extract

220g (1 cup) caster sugar

4 eggs

300 g (2cups) self-raising flour

4 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat the oven to (180C/160C fan assisted) and line muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, this should take from 3-5 minutes.

3. Beat in eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour if the mixture shows any signs of curdling.

4. Add milk/flour, alterating, beat in on a low speed until just incorporated. Divide mixture between cases and smooth the surface.

5. Bake cakes for 25 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the centre and comes out clean, cool on a wire rack.

Strawberry Buttercream

250g butter, softened

480g (3 cups) icing sugar

4 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons strawberry extract

pink food colouring

1. Beat butter in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in sifted icing sugar and milk, in two batches.

2. Beat in strawberry extract and food colouring until desired consistency and colour has been achieved.


Snooky doodle said...

wow how cute ! the cupcake is perfect and those sprinkles are so nice just the final touch !

Sophie said...

The pink glimmer is perfect and girlie--I love it! Glad you're back with another tasty cupcake recipe...can you believe I've never made strawberry frosting? And I'm such a strawberry fan too! :)

Ingrid said...

Love the sprinkles, they are cute.

Glad to hear that you were just busy & not under the weather again! Now get to baking!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Looks yum!

Elyse said...

Mmm. Those look delicious! I love that you were inspired by your shopping excursion!

Elra said...

Very beautiful cupcake, beautiful color too.

maryeb said...

These look wonderful. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

dlb said...

hi natalie!

thanks for your comments.
i made the red velvet cake mostly because i love the colour red and thought it would look cute for v-day.
the cake tastes, well... okay.
i'm not a huge fan of vanilla cake, and that's what it tastes like, even with the 2 tbsps. of cocoa in there.
i recommend checking out because cassie has posted a red velvet recipe that she says is very good, and which i should have tried!

all the best!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hello fellow DB. I am getting VERY hungry just looking at these beauties. Very pretty indeed Natalie!

Pinky said...

This looks like an amazing combination. And so pretty!

Amy said...

I tried your recipe and they came out amazing. :)