500 Cupcake Challenge #4February 1, 2008 at 8:13 PM | Posted in 500CC, cupcakes | 26 Comments
Tags: strawberry, white chocolate
I am this ::making gesture with index and thumb:: close to chucking the 500 Cupcakes book out the window of my 2nd story apt. The last 3 cupcakes I’ve made from it tasted like butt (put so eloquently by my friend, Nikki. LOL) so I decided to give it one more chance. I am firmly convinced that self-rising flour is my sworn enemy ::shaking fists:: so I made some adjustment accordingly…
WHITE CHOCOLATE & STRAWBERRY
(Recipe from 500 Cupcakes | photos from me!)
Makes 18 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
1 cup superfine sugar (I used granulated sugar)
2 cups self-rising flour (I used AP flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp strawberry extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups powder sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp sweet butter, softened
3 tbsp, chopped fresh strawberries
To make cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F. Place 18 paper baking cups in cupcake pan.
Combine the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs and strawberry extract in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
To make frosting
Beat the cream cheese, powder sugar, vanilla and butter until smooth and creamy. Fold in chopped strawberries. Spread frosting on cupcakes.
Store unfrosted in airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Husband rating: A-
He liked it but isn’t a fan of white chocolate as much as milk chocolate. He did like the cream cheese frosting alot though. :)
Wifey rating: B+/A-
My expectations weren’t very high considering but these were pretty decent. The frosting was yummy. The cake wasn’t as moist as I usually like but it had an overall good flavor. Its too bad the white chocolate chips didn’t melt more. If I make these again I might melt the chips first and then fold them into the batter. *shrugs
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BBKIDDO, be on the lookout for your cuppycakes! (FYI I didn’t include the strawberries b/c I thought they might get smushed and spoil in transit. :( )
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