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Monday, March 25, 2013

Guest Post: Anne of The Pink Momma

Hello everyone! My name is Anne and I'm coming over from The Pink Momma. I'm a stay-at-home Mom to my baby girl and she's 14 months old. She's my world and she's my mini me. One of my passion is baking. I do make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, you name it and I can bake it! I'm also a freelance cake decorator. You can see all my sweet creations at my facebook page Anne's Little Pink Shoppe.

{This is me with my little family}

I will share a recipe of one of my favorite cupcake, strawberry cupcakes. I love strawberries and anything with strawberries. Yum!


{Strawberry Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream}

FOR CUPCAKES:

Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.
FOR FROSTING:

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 large egg whites
  • 4 cups (8 sticks or 2 pounds) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Place sugar and egg whites in the heat-proof bowl of an electric mixer. Set bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, and whisk until sugar has dissolved and egg whites are hot to the touch, about 3 minutes. Test by rubbing the mixture between your fingers; it should feel completely smooth.
  2. Transfer bowl to mixer stand. Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed until mixture has cooled completely and formed stiff and glossy peaks, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the butter, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated after each addition. Don't worry if the buttercream appears curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating. Add vanilla, and beat just until combined.
  4. Switch to the paddle attachment, and beat on the lowest speed to eliminate any air pockets, about 5 minutes. If using buttercream within several hours, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside at room temperature in a cool environment. Or transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator, up to 3 days. Before using, bring buttercream to room temperature, and beat on the lowest speed with the paddle attachment until smooth, about 5 minutes.

    Recipe source: Strawberry cupcakes, Swiss Meringue Buttercream 


    Happy Baking!

    Thank you so much Anne, you should visit her to see more of her awesome cakes!

    huggies♥
    rea


5 comments:

  1. Thank for recet cupcakes
    Angelica

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    1. Anne is such an awesome baker Angelica :) thanks for stopping by!

      huggies♥
      rea

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  2. Oh my, those do look so yummy!!! =0) I love strawberries too.
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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    1. i agree with you kim, looks delish right :)

      rea

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