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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Strawberry Filled Vanilla Cup Cakes

I made these for Valentines Day.  I don't usually do much for this day but this year thought what the HEY!  I also made some white bread rolls which I will share soon.  YUM
These cup cakes have a cream cheese frosting with a bit of strawberry jam for color.

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 TBL vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup AP flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk (I used 1/4 cup half n half and 1/4 cup water)

I used strawberry jam for the filling but you could also use fresh strawberries cook with a bit of sugar and white wine then mashed.

3/4 about 6 oz of soft cream cheese
1/2 cup confectionary sugar
1/2 stick butter, soft
2 TBL milk
1-2 TBL strawberry jam
Cream butter and cheese, add sugar and milk cream til fluffy add strawberry stir to mix.  Guess you could also add red food coloring but hey that doesn't give it any flavor.

Picture with filling, it's not a pretty sight but you cover them so no one has to know.  :)

Preheat oven to 350 and line 12 muffin tins.  In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add 1 egg at a time and mix well, add extract.  Combine the flour, salt and baking powder add to the egg mixtures.  Mix well add the milk and combine.  With an ice cream scoop fill cups 2/3 full, I found you could probably get about 15 muffins.  Mine over puffed a bit so I had to do some cutting before I could fill and ice them.  Bake for about 20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool on rack for about 30 minutes.  Then using a knife or a melon baller scoop out a bit of the center and fill with you jam of choice put the stuff you took out back on then frost.
Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your sweety, and Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the Things YOU Love.

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