Feb 13, 2012

Valentines Preparation

These adorable delightful cakes are perfect for you sweetie! Get it? Sweetie!
Strawberry cakes topped with a light milk chocolate swiss meringue buttercream frosting!
2/3 cup fresh chopped strawberries
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter(room temp)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites

Add flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. in a separate bowl mix milk, vanilla, and strawberries. In your mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter on high speed. gradually add the sugar until combined and fluffy. reduce mixer speed and add the egg and egg whites until blended. add the flour mixture slowly alternating with the milk mixture. perf! Put in cupcake tins and bake for 10-14 minutes for little cakes at 350 

4 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup butter (room temp)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted and cooled semi sweet chocolate
3 tabel spoons un-sweet cocoa powder

Place egg whites and sugar in the top of a double boiler. Whisk constantly and cook just until the sugar is melted. Pour in to a mixer with the whisk attachment and beat on high speed until peaks form. Then, switch to the paddle attachment and add the butter 2 tablespoons at a time on medium speed. While adding the butter, increase the speed every time. continue beating until the frosting appears thick. Reduce speed and add vanilla, chocolate, and cocoa. Continue to beat for 2 minutes to eliminate air bubbles. 
A perfect fluffing frosting!
I then decorated mine with sweet little pink sprinkles. Have fun, Happy Valentines Day, and I hope your Valentine enjoys his(or her) cupcakes!

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