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Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

July 24

Strawberries and cream are the quintessential summer treat but why stop there! These strawberry & cream cupcakes combine my love for the traditional summer treat with the ever popular cupcake and if you ask me, it’s a match made in heaven!

  • serves Serves 12
  • time 40 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and line the bun tray with paper cases.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre of the bowl then break in the eggs and add the butter. Using an electric hand mixer, beat all the ingredients together until combined.
  3. 3. Pour in half the milk and beat again until combined. You are looking for the batter to be light and creamy. Add the rest of the liquid if you need it – you may not.
  4. 4. Divide the batter evenly among the paper cases and bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes or until firm and light brown on top. Allow the cupcakes to stand for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  5. 5. To make the buttercream frosting, beat the butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light and fluffy then add the icing sugar, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  6. 6. Pass the jam through a sieve to remove any lumps and ripple through the buttercream. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle and pipe onto cakes or swirl on with an off-set spatula. Top with some fresh strawberries and enjoy!

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175g self-raising flour

110g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

2 large eggs

110g butter, softened

50ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the strawberries & cream buttercream:

150g butter, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

275g icing Sugar, sifted

4 tbsp good quality strawberry jam

To decorate:

200g fresh strawberries, halved


You'll Need

Cupcake tray

Cupcake cases

Mixing bowl