Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

Hey Ho!

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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ And so here goes – vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting! The recipe is from – sure winner!

Ta da!

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 πŸ™‚



So there it is. Have a go and do let me know how it turned out for you!

Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! πŸ™‚


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8 thoughts on “Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

  1. Lakshmi vibu

    They look amazing shobana !!!!!

  2. oh Lovely!!! Feel like eating!!

  3. All I want to say is THANKS for sharing. That piping was perfect…………..for sure. You should be proud of yourself.

  4. Cyn

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

    • Tks Cyn for stopping by! I think I got about 16 medium sized cupcakes from this recipe. I doubled the recipe and got close to 30 cupcakes…..hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  5. Cyn

    Thanks for your prompt response. May i have the recipes for strawberry buttercream?

    • It is there in the blog post Cyn πŸ™‚ Unsalted butter, powdered sugar, strawberry puree…I did not measure it exactly and just winged it. Good luck!

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