Its time for baking and I managed to click some pictures before my bakes disappeared! The trick is to bake when the kids are in school so that they are not waiting to pounce on trays as they come out of the oven! 🙂
My kids are high on watching Junior Masterchef (Australia) on tv and my little one wanted to bake something. He picked out this recipe from my to-do list and we gave it a go last week. They came out so well that the kids wanted a bigger batch 🙂 And so here goes – vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting! The recipe is from browneyedbaker.com – sure winner!
You will need –
1 1/2 cups – plain flour
1 1/2 tsp – baking powder
1/2 tsp – salt
1 cup – castor sugar
1/2 cup – butter, soft, room temp
1/2 cup – sour cream (I used plain thick yoghurt)
1 – large egg (room temp)
2 – egg yolks (yes…a bit eggy :), room temp)
1 1/2 tsp – vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Line muffin tray with paper liners or your silicon moulds.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
Cream the butter till light. Add the eggs and beat till well combined. Add the sugar and beat together.
Add the vanilla and sour cream/yoghurt. Beat till all is well combined and smooth.
Add the flour mix and slowly fold in. Will be a thick batter.
Spoon batter into your moulds and bake for 20-25 minutes. My convection oven took 20 mins and my regular oven took 25 minutes. So keep an eye out on the browning.
When done, remove from the muffin tray and let cool completely.
Soft butter, seived icing sugar, strawberry puree
For the puree, I processed some strawberries with a couple of teaspoons of sugar. I then strained it to keep out lumps and seeds.
Cream the butter well till nice and light. Add the sugar and beat well till well combined. Add the puree spoonful at a time, so that you keep track of the consistency of your frosting.
What say you? Pretty chuffed with the piping 🙂
So there it is. Have a go and do let me know how it turned out for you!
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