Hidden Strawberry Cupcakes

Hidden Strawberry Cupcakes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Makes: 12 cupcakes

Cupcakes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners, set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream together sugar and butter until smooth. Mix in eggs on at a time until incorporated.
  4. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  5. Mix in flour mixture.
  6. Pour 1 heaping tbsp of batter into all 12 muffin cups.
  7. Pour 1/2 tsp jam into each cup and place strawberry, wide side down on top of jam.
  8. Spoon another heaping tbsp of batter directly on top of strawberry. No need to spread evenly, it will do so naturally once in oven.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly tanned in color. Cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Slice strawberries top to bottom into 4-5 pieces, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tbsp of mascarpone and strawberry jam. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whip together remaining mascarpone, butter, and sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes with electric mixer).
  4. Whip in jam mixture. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes, until ready to frost cupcakes.
  5. Decorate cooled cupcakes with frosting and top with a few slices of fresh strawberries.

Recipe courtesy of Flirty Foodie (flirtyfoodie.com, facebook.com/flirtyfoodieblog). See original recipe post.

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