After a yummy and delicious dinner / lunch , would you like a have some yummy cupcakes? I have made these delicious Strawberry Preserve cup cakes for this Valentines day dinner. You can use any fruit Jam or preserve in place of Strawberries in the recipe. These cupcake are perfect for any family gatherings or birthday parties.
This recipe goes to the 2nd day of BM 73, under the theme " Valentines Special / Holi Special". Here goes the recipe.....
Cake flour / All purpose flour 2 1/2 cups
Baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon'
Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter 3/4 cup
Sugar 1 1/2 cup
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Strawberry Preserve / Jam 3/4 Cup
Buttermilk 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract 3/4 spoon
For Frosting :Cool whip 2 cups
Strawberry Preserve 3/4 cup
Icing / frosting bag
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl mix cake flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside
In another bowl beat butter and sugar with hand mixer or with a fork / spoon till fluffy.
Add strawberry preserve and eggs.
Mix well and now add vanilla extract.
Now add dry ingredients little at a time and blend well.
Add buttermilk and mix well.
Place cupcake liners in a cupcake.
Add a large spoon full of batter into each liner or till it is 1/2 full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and insert a toothpick to check if the cupcakes are completely baked.
If the toothpick comes out neat remove the tray and let them rest on cooling rack.
If not, bake for another 3-4 minutes.
Frosting:Let them cool completely before frosting the cup cakes.
Take a piping or frosting bag and cut the edge.
Take store bought cool whip or home made cool whip in a bowl and add strawberry preserve to it.
Fold it well.
Take your favorite nozzle and place it in the piping bag.
Shift cool whip into the bag and decorate the cupcakes.
Garnish with strawberries.