Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Strawberry Lovecakes

Recipe from Kara's Party Ideas

What you need:

2 Tbsp strawberry jam (seedless)
1/4 cup fresh strawberries (chopped)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powered
3/4 cup sugar
3 egg whites (room temperature)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
4 drops pink food coloring
1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam
red food coloring
3 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp whipping cream

How to make them:

Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Line cupcake pan with liners.
In a small bowl, mix strawberry jam and chopped strawberries.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a third bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter together until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add egg whites, vanilla and food coloring, then beat until well incorporated.
Add flour mixture and milk, beat on low speed until mixed.
Fold in strawberry mixture.
Fill cupcake liners in cupcake pan 3/4 full.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean or 10-15 minutes for mini cupcakes.
Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 3 minutes then remove them onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in another bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the powdered sugar and butter until well incorporated, about 3 minutes.
Add the vanilla extract and whipping cream, beat on medium speed for about 1 minutes.
Mix in 1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam and 6 drops of red or pink food coloring.
Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
Garnish with sprinkles, strawberries, or Conversation Hearts, then ENJOY!

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