Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Yield: About 18 cupcakes

Your rating: None (22 votes)

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Bright red strawberries bake right into the batter to create these moist little cakes bursting with flavor. Then, of course, more berries are added to the frosting for a perfect celebration of the season.

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Wash and hull berries. Chop about 6 berries into small dice and set aside. Puree the rest of the berries in a food processor or blender and measure out 1 1/4 cups for cake batter. Save leftover puree for the frosting.

Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together. Beat in eggs and then beat in milk, vanilla and strawberry puree. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in flour mixture. You may now fold in the chopped strawberries or press them on top of batter before baking.

Spoon batter into lined cupcake tins, filling them to a generous 3/4 full. Press chopped strawberries into batter if you chose this option.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let them cool completely before frosting.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on March 23, 2013.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

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