Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting…
• 2 cups of fresh diced strawberries • 1/2 cup white sugar • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
Over medium heat, toss in your diced strawberries into a saucepan. Stirring constantly, you’ll notice the strawberries getting softer and forming their own little sauce at the bottom of the pan. Then add the sugar and corn starch, this will immediately cause the sauce to thicken. Stir until everything is blended completely, remove from heat and place strawberry sauce into a heat safe bowl. Set aside to cool.
On to the vanilla cupcakes! You will need:
• 1 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 2 eggs • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract • 1 1/2 cups flour • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add one egg at a time to the mixture, then add the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture. Beat ingredients together, then finally add the milk and mix until smooth.
• 2 (8oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 3 cups confectioners sugar
Cream together the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl until smooth, then mix in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the sugar into the mixture until everything is creamy and mixed together nicely.