Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

You can cook Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting using 17 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. It’s of For the Cupcakes.
  2. You need 40 g of freeze-dried strawberries (reserving 1 1/2 tbsp for frosting).
  3. You need 3/4 cup (111 g) of cake flour.
  4. It’s 1 tsp (5 g) of baking powder.
  5. It’s pinch of (0.8 g) salt.
  6. Prepare 1/4 cup (59 g) of butter, softened.
  7. Prepare 70 g of granulated sugar.
  8. Prepare 1 of large egg, room temperature.
  9. It’s 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  10. You need 60-70 ml of milk, room temperature.
  11. It’s 20 g of grated coconut (optional).
  12. It’s of For the Cream Cheese Frosting.
  13. Prepare 4 oz (120 g) of cream cheese, softened.
  14. It’s 1/4 cup (59 g) of butter, softened.
  15. It’s 1/4 cup (32 g) of powdered sugar.
  16. It’s 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract.
  17. Prepare of red gel food coloring (optional).

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting step by step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Add the freeze-dried strawberries to a blender or food processor and blend until a powder is formed. Remove 1 1/2 tablespoons for the frosting and set both aside..
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a bigger bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale color. Beat in the egg and vanilla next..
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient and mix. Add the milk and mix again until a smooth batter is formed. Fold in the strawberry powder (minus 1 1/2 tablespoons) and grated coconut if desired. Fill the muffin pan about 3/4 of the way..
  4. Bake cupcakes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 minutes. Place cupcakes on a cooling wrack and cool completely before frosting..
  5. Add all the frosting ingredients, including the reserved 1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry powder, to a medium sized bowl and mix until combined and smooth. Now mix in red gel color if using. Frost cupcakes with desired amount of frosting and enjoy!.

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