4.04.2010

strawberries n' cream cupcakes

I hope you all had a most wonderful Easter. We sure did! I look forward to Easter brunch at my in-laws every year. The ham, the salads, the veggies and most of all...the deviled eggs! I'm crazy for deviled eggs and I always eat way. too. many!! You would think I'd learn! Anyway, I contributed a few things to our delectable meal myself. These cupcakes are one of them.

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I was so pleased with how these came out! The cake batter I used is my new favorite. Nevermind that it has 2 sticks of butter and 4 eggs. We're tough! We can handle it, right?!

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I found these beautiful strawberries at a market near my in-laws house. They are out of Oxnard, California and are the best I've seen so far this spring. I really can't wait until our Oregon strawberries are ready. They are truly amazing!

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I also wanted to show you what my sister-in-law made for our lovely Easter brunch. Isn't it the cutest thing ever?! I was in awe! I don't think I would have the patience to put something like this together.

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I plan on posting a couple more Easter recipes for you this week so stay tuned! ;0)

strawberries n' cream cupcakes
by theUngourmet -inspired by 500 cupcakes

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for the cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
4 eggs
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Place 18 cupcakes liners in muffin pans. Combine all the cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

for the topping
1 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups slice small strawberries
4 tbsp strawberry jell-o
1 tbsp water

Whisk the cream, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Spoon onto the cupcakes and arrange the strawberries on top of the whipped cream. In a small saucepan, heat the jell-0 and water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Brush this mixture over the strawberries. Chill until ready to serve.

These were just awesome! Can't wait to make them again!

What was your favorite Easter recipe this year?

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31 comments:

Jenn said...

Hope you had a good Easter!! A lovely way to spend the day with family. Just the way it should be. Nicely done with the cupcakes.

MaryMoh said...

Love all the cupcakes and the bunny there is so cute! Hope you had a great Easter.

Pam said...

Those cupcakes go on my list! Now, if only I can remember that in May when strawberries start appearing!

Angie's Recipes said...

How could Easter not enjoyable with these wonderful strawberry cupcakes!

Look forward to your other Easter recipes.

Joanne said...

These cupcakes look fantastic! I can't wait for strawberry season either. Only good things are to come out of it!

Hope you had a great easter my dear! The brunch spread looks delicious.

doggybloggy said...

what a juicy looking cupcake!

teresa said...

oh those cupcakes look fantastic! i love those bright red strawberries on top. and that bread bunny! love it!

Pam said...

Great cupcakes and perfect for this time of year! Sounds like you had a fabulous dinner yesterday and a great Easter!

TKW said...

Kim, that bunny is so adorable! We are celebrating Easter this coming Sunday due to travel issues, so I just might make those cupcakes!

Jeannie said...

Glad you enjoy your Easter..I love those strawberries cupcakes and that bunny is too cute to be eaten!

Randi Troxell said...

those cupcakes truly seem like the PERFECT easter desert... ah! they look so good!

Cathy said...

Wow, I love that bunny bread. Saving that idea for next year. I made way more deviled eggs than I thought we would eat...silly me.

Your cupcakes are just plain luscious, Kim. I can't wait for local berries.

~Kathie~ said...

The cupcakes look delicious!!! I can not wait until strawberry season! Hope you had a great Easter!

Claudia said...

The starwberries and cream cupcakes are a perfect springtime dessert.So pretty. So luscious. The bunny bread does have me thinking - how clever and pretty. Glad your Easter was so lovely.

Michelle said...

I've not made my Strawberry Cupcakes yet but after seeing yours, I'm making mine today!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that brunch tray!

nanny said...

Brunch looks too pretty to eat....well maybe not/ha
Cupcakes, oh, my, georgeous!!!

Bob said...

Not never mind that it has 2 stick of butter and 4 eggs, it's a feature not a bug! Advertise it! :D Heh. The cupcakes look awesome.

Erin said...

Your cupcakes look heavenly (even for someone who doesn't usually like strawberries!) But these I will definitely try to recreate!

And the bunny bread is adorable. My kids would have flipped over this.

A Year on the Grill said...

Everything looks terrific... The SIL needs big bonus points for the bunny

Juliana said...

Oh Kim, the strawberries cupcakes looks fabulous...we were in Oxnard area a couple of weeks ago, but did not have a chance to stop...now I totally regret.

5 Star Foodie said...

Such decadent cupcakes with strawberries and cream, wonderful! I hope you had a great Easter celebration!

Julie said...

I'm loving those cupcakes, that batter does sound great! The bunny bread is too cute :D

Dee said...

Holidays should all be like this. That bunny bread is just too cute for words. The cupcakes look delicious!! All in all I would say you had a marvelous time. Thanks for posting these awesome food photos. So pretty!!

Erica said...

The cupcakes look delicious as usual!That bunny is so, so cute!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

ahhh Kim!! How do you not weigh 382379874 pounds?! You are killing me here. But what a super cute spread with the bunny. I bet it complimented your cuppies just perfectly :)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

ahhh Kim!! How do you not weigh 382379874 pounds?! You are killing me here. But what a super cute spread with the bunny. I bet it complimented your cuppies just perfectly :)

Faith said...

Your strawberries and cream cupcakes are the perfect springtime dessert! So gorgeous! Your SIL is very talented too, that bread bunny turned out perfect!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The cupcakes are gorgeous! And so is that bunny bread! A work of art.

Jack and Daynalee said...

Mmmm... those strawberry cupcakes look heavenly. I came upon your blog by accident and absolutely love it! I just started my own recipe blog a few weeks ago. Feel free to check it out. http://betterthanburgers.blogspot.com/ We're having a giveaway this week so make sure to enter that =)

Megan said...

I can't wait until we have nice, ripe strawberries in Boston. These look delicious... and I am not afraid of a little butter! Sounds like another great recipe from the 500 Cupcakes book. I haven't made my Easter dinner yet, but I'm hoping the rack of lamb I'm doing will be the best part.

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