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Strawberries and Cream Cupcake Recipe

Strawberries and cream: the first sign of Summer. The days are getting longer, you've got a bottle of Pimms at the ready and you just about dare to bare your legs. With Wimbledon kicking off this week, no doubt they'll be lots of strawberries and cream inspired recipes being rustled up. I've kept it classic with cupcakes, made with vanilla sponge and topped with a light crème fraîche cream topping.

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(Makes ten small cupcakes)

For the cupcakes
♥ 115g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
♥ 115g caster sugar
♥ Two medium free range eggs
♥ 115g self raising flour 
♥  Vanilla extract

For the topping
♥ 100g icing sugar
♥ 150g crème fraîche 
♥ 50g unsalted butter, softened
♥ A handful of strawberries, chopped

Equipment; Cupcake baking tray, cupcake cases, piping bag and nozzle.



How cute are these cases? I bought them on eBay and wasn't expecting them to be quite as small - although I'm loving them! There were so many others to choose from too...

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c.

Step one. Make the sponge by creaming together the butter and sugar, then adding the egg. Lastly combine the flour and vanilla extract.

Step two. Distribute evenly between the cupcake cases. I measured approx. 40g in each case.


Step three. Bake for 15 minutes, until risen and golden. The cake is cooked when a skewer comes out clean.


Step four. Allow to cool while you make the buttercream.

Step five. Make the buttercream by whizzing together the crème fraîche, butter and icing sugar. You can do this by hand but I prefer electric whisk or stand mixer with balloon whisk. Pipe with a medium star shaped nozzle.


Step six. Scatter chopped strawberries on top!


Game, set, match... eat!


Are you a fan of strawberries and cream? Will you be making any Summer or Wimbledon inspired recipes, just because?

Here are a few other recipes from food bloggers...

Pimms Salad - Foodie Quine
Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Muffins - Recipes From a Pantry
Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam - Fab Food 4 All
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake - Recipes From a Pantry

Casa Costello has also created a brilliant Wimbledon Pinterest board - or you could read my 20 scrumptious strawberry recipe round up over at the Foodies 100.

9 comments:

  1. My gosh you make me want to drop everything to make these.

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  2. These are so pretty - not just the cases but what's in them.

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    1. Thanks Sophie. Ebay have looooads of different prints :)

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  4. Hmmm such a cute cupcakes! Strawberries my favourite fruits !! :)

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  5. I absolutely love making strawberries & cream cupcakes—they're a real treat! I usually whip up a batch of moist vanilla cupcakes, fill them with a dollop of delicious keto jam for that extra burst of flavor, and top them off with a generous swirl of fluffy whipped cream. The combination of sweet strawberries, creamy filling, and fluffy cake is simply irresistible. Plus, using keto jam adds a lovely fruity flavor without all the extra sugar. It's a great way to indulge in something sweet while still sticking to my low-carb lifestyle.

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