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Pink Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Cream

February 13, 2012
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Try these for Valentines Day! I made them for my daughter’s 7th birthday and now she is 9! How time flies!!

I love these cupcakes. They are so pretty to look at. I never thought I would be saying that about pink cupcakes but raising a girl for the last seven years has made me very girly.

I remember swearing to my husband I will never dress my daughter in pink clothes. Once she was about three years old, all of that talk went down the drain. There was pink everywhere. We brought her home to a red nursery and now her room is pepto bismal pink- no joke!

Sia turned seven last week and I made these cupcakes for her birthday party. I was going to buy them and give business to a local store but then I thought why should I buy when I can bake them myself. I have never made cupcakes before so I started researching them. I tweaked a recipe I found on honey and jam.

I had to make my own frosting since I can’t stand all the sugary ones out there. I like icing or frosting made out of whipped cream. For the cupcakes I whipped up cream with confectioner’s sugar, food coloring and melted strawberry jam. It was delicious!

My daughter thought the cup cakes were very yummy. She suggested we make them again for Valentines Day- what an excellent idea!

Make these for V Day for your kids and honey .

  • 2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 cup extra light olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups unbleached cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat sugar and oil at medium speed in a stand-alone mixer until creamy and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add the vanilla and almond extracts as well as the food coloring.
In the meantime sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the buttermilk- in three batches. Beat a medium-low speed until blended after each addition.

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Makes 18- 24 cupcakes, depending on how filled the cups are.

Icing

  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 to 4 drops red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam- melted for 30 seconds in the microwave and cooled
  • Pink sprinkles

In a stand-alone mixer, add the cream and beat with the sugar and coloring. Beat till stiff peaks have formed, about 5 minutes on high heat. Add the jam and beat for another ten seconds till incorporated. Add the stiff icing in an icing bag and embellish the cup cakes. Top with the pink sprinkles.

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