Now everyone who knows me personally KNOWS that I LOVE CUPCAKES!!
So I came up with my own ORIGINAL recipe (with the help of my Mama) to share with you.
My previous post introduces the "SophistiKat: Book Club" pick of the month.
I am going FULL force with the "Single Girl Summer" campaign to support not only the book and author. .but to promote being fit, fabulous, and embracing the "single" life. .LOVING yourself!!
Here is my treat. .
The Single Girl Summer Cupcake ;")
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup chopped Strawberries (Fresh Strawberries)
1/2 sliced Pineapples
1-2 tablespoons milk if needed*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Add flour, baking powder and salt with the mixer on low speed, then gradually increase speed.
Add in chopped strawberries and pineapples and beat on medium speed until the strawberries break down about 1-2 minutes.
At this point the strawberries and pineapples most likely have enough liquid that you don’t need to add any milk to the batter.
If dry and is not like typical cake batter then add milk 1-2 tablespoons at a time, beating until incorporated.
Pour into cupcake liners, filling 2/3 of the way full, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cake is set. Let cool, then frost.
Vanilla Buttercream Icing
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter.
Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.