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16/05/2011

||| Oh so sweet! Strawberry Cupcakes |||



Spring is in the air! What better way to celebrate this time of year is there than making yourself these lovely treats to enjoy with your loved ones! They are pink, soft, sweet & gorgeous to look at.. can food get any better??

Ingredients:

  • 200gr sugar
  • 125gr butter / margarine
  • 1/4 sachet strawberry flavoured jelly powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 185gr plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
  • 125ml milk
  • 65gr strawberries, chopped into tiny pieces
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • Few drops red food colouring

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and strawberry jelly powder until fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.

Add the red food colouring and vanilla with the milk.

Combine flour and baking powder, and stir into the batter alternatly with the milk.



Fold in the strawberry pieces in the batter.

Pour the batter into the cupcake cases and bake for 15mins in a pre-heated oven on gas mark 4.



Serving suggestion: These delicious cupcakes go well with cream cheese frosting or whipped whipping cream for a lighter option. And fresh strawberries on top..mmm!!


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