These little things are so good! I decided not to frost mine and you know...I didn't even miss the frosting. The cupcake itself is sweet then the added sweetened whipped cream makes for a sweet little cake but not overly sweet. (Wow....how many times can I say "sweet" in one sentence?) The flavor improved after being in the fridge for a while. If you can store them covered, that would be best...but I didn't and still thoroughly enjoyed them!
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
¾ cup self rising flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 stick butter – room temp
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs – room temp
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
18 strawberries - 6 cut in half, the rest sliced
Line cupcake pan with 12 liners.
In a small bowl, combine flours. Set aside.
a large mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth on medium speed.
Gradually add the sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one
at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine the milk and vanilla.
Add the flours alternately with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Place a scoop of batter in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Add 1/2 strawberry then top with more batter.
Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until done.
Cool cupcakes in the pan for 15 pans then on a cooling rack until completely cool.
Whip cream until stiff and add powdered sugar.
cupcakes are cooled, carve center of cupcake out with a sharp pointed
knife held at an angle, making sure not to cut out the strawberry.
a small spoon or a pastry bag, fill each cupcake with the sweetened
whipped cream, add two or three slices of strawberries and place the
cupcake top back on top.
Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!