Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

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Its Monday, did you all enjoy the weekend? Lets start off the week with something delicious and lovely!

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Cupcakes are still a party favourite, no matter where or when. They can be sweet or savoury, but these strawberries and cream cupcakes are a must for afternoon tea and could easily be an alternative to a scone cream tea.

Cupcakes Katie Craig Strawberry and Cream
Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes

How to make your strawberries and cream cupcakes.

Oven temp 180 deg centigrade. 350 deg F, Gas mark 4

You will need

For your cupcakes

  • 8oz / 227g SR Flour
  • 6oz /170g butter
  • 6oz / 170g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium free range eggs

 Oven temp 180 deg centigrade. 350 deg F, Gas mark 4

Method 

  1. Place the sugar, butter, flour,baking powder and eggs together mix until light and creamy (this may take longer than you think! It needs to be a creamy consistency)
  2. Using a deep cup cake tray with  deep cup cake cases 3/4 fill each case and  pop in the oven and bake for 15 mins until your cakes have risen and are a golden brown
  3. Let them cool
  4. Cut the ‘dome’ top off leave to one side
  5. Spread the cupcake with a thin layer of strawberry jam and then add a spoonful of butter cream (you could also use fresh cream)
  6. From the ‘dome’ top you cut off earlier use a flower cutter (or a heart)  to cut out the shape for the top, place your flower onto the cream and there you are

For the Buttercream

Ingredients

  • 280g (10oz) Icing sugar
  • 140g (5oz) Butter (or a vegetable spread)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 drops of vanilla essence

Method 

  1. Into a bowl add your butter, beat until smooth add half the icing sugar and beat in
  2. Gradually add the other half of your sugar
  3. If the mixture is stiff add the milk a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached

You can also find my basic cupcake recipe here

You can find my basic buttercream recipe here

If you use this recipe your cupcakes will ‘dome’ in the oven

These cupcakes will add a wow factor to any table – enjoy!

Take care

love

Katie x

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