Spring has arrived! The sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the world is a little greener.
And what better way to celebrate than with bright coloured cupcakes with a strawberry and white chocolate flavour. As sweet as Spring jasmine, the Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes are a real treat!
The warmer weather means more strawberries in store and this makes me really happy! This said, I am not a fan of bits of fruit in cupcakes so I cheated. I used pink strawberry flavoured milk in my cupcake mix as a substitute for the liquid required for the batter. The result was bright pink cupcakes and a delicious strawberry aroma.
Mixing chunks of white chocolate into the icing creates bursts of chocolate delights. You definitely taste the white chocolate which was my goal!
I’m a lazy baker so I used a cake mix that called for milk, egg and oil. I followed the directions using my pink milk and baked according to the recommended time. However, if you’re looking for a reliable and delicious vanilla cupcake recipe, here is my favourite (for my not so lazy days!).
Here’s wishing you a happy Spring, filled with sunny days. Time to return to the outdoors, have picnics, invite friends over for a meal and indulge in something sweet.
Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup milk (for strawberry flavour, substitute with strawberry milk)
½ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
- Sift dry ingredients together.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well until smooth and creamy.
- Place paper cups into muffin tin and fill each cup 3/4 full.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 180° C.
- Cream together 125g margarine and 125g icing sugar.
- Add shavings of white chocolate
Keep an eye out for a giveaway to kick off the Spring season, coming to the blog tomorrow.