Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Taking a break from the heavy, chocolate filled treats that we normally make...

comes strawberry lemonade cupcakes! I've been keeping this on my list of things to make and one day I decided to finally take a crack at it. I wanted them to be very light because I already knew what frosting I wanted to use with it, so I needed to find the perfect lemon cake. I found one that was supposed to create a sponge cake texture and after I made those I began to make my favorite frosting!

It's a straight whipped cream with completely fresh strawberry puree mixed right in. My roommates and I saved all of the extra and ate it straight... no regrets.

It matches perfectly with the light cake. Refreshing!

Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting:

1 cup of heavy whipped cream
1/3 cup of sugar

1. Whip cream with beaters/ stand mixer until thick
2. Mix in sugar
3. Fold in pureed strawberries. I used an entire package of strawberries but it really is up to you and how much taste you want!

Make sure you have good tasters :] I don't think you will have any problems getting people to taste test.

cake: todaysnest

Sooo... I'm back? With Snickerdoodle Cookie Cupcakes

Hey again! After months of computer memory problems and limitless procrastination.. the blog is back in action!

I'll be randomly updating for all of the things that we have made during the past couple of months as well as trying to blog the real time current endeavors!

So back in December, I made these delicious snickerdoodle cupcakes! They had a crunchy cookie in the bottom which made them that much better (and made them take double the time to make).

One of the worst parts about making cupcakes is the waiting time between baking them and being able to frost them...
and because I took so much time on the cookie dough and cupcake dough... I didn't want to wait.
so I popped some in the fridge!

They turned out pretty delicious if I say so myself :]

recipe: howsweeteats