How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

by Jessica Zottmann

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Supplies

  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Dry Measuring Cups
  • Multiple Sized Bowls
  • Cupcake Tin
  • Teaspoons and Tablespoons
  • Whisk
  • Electric Mixer
  • Spoon and Butter Knife
  • Sharp Knife
  • Plates
  • Cutting Board
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cake Ingredients: - 1 1/2 cups of flour - 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon of salt - 1/2 cup of milk

    Step 2

    Cake Ingredients continued... - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract - 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter - 3/4 cup of sugar - 2 large eggs

    Step 3

    Gather the Ingredients

    Step 4

    In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside

    Step 5

    In a liquid measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla extract and set aside

    Step 6

    In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

    Step 7

    Once fluffy, add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Step 8

    Add half of the dry ingredients

    Step 9

    Then add the whole milk mixture followed by the rest of the dry ingredients

    Step 10

    Evenly divide the batter into a greased cupcake tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean when pressed in to the middle

    Step 11

    Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting

    Step 12

    Ingredients for frosting: - 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened - 2/3 cup sugar, divided - 2/3 cup chopped strawberries

    Step 13

    Frosting ingredients continued... - 1 drop of food coloring (optional) - 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream - 3 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice

    Step 14

    Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer until smooth

    Step 15

    CHOP the strawberries to the desired size

    Step 16

    Add strawberries to cream cheese mixture until strawberries are evenly coated

    Step 17

    Combine heavy cream and lemon juice and whisk

    Step 18

    Keep whisking until foamy. Add remaining sugar and whisk until soft peaks form

    Step 19

    Fold in half the heavy cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture and whisk, then add in the rest of the heavy cream mixture

    Step 20

    Begin frosting until the tops are covered

    Step 21