These strawberry cupcakes showed up on the September Sweet As Pie Cooking Club menu. Being in a mood for fall food, they didn't catch my attention until I realized I had local strawberries in the freezer. And I had been saving them for some reason...not sure what...maybe just the right recipe to come along.
Trisha's photo shows that she used paper cupcake liners. The recipe doesn't say to use them, and I'm not a big fan of them, so I didn't use them. I didn't want to take a chance of half the cupcake sticking to the liner. Have you ever tried to eat cupcake off the liner? Oh, just me? Ok, nevermind.
If the strawberries don't have syrup, just add a sprinkling of sugar and let them sit in the bowl for a few minutes while they make their own syrup.
The kitchen smells like one big strawberry as these bake! Yum!
As for the icing, comments in the review say that folks had trouble getting it to blend well. The butter needs to really be at room temperature and even then mine didn't come out looking as glossy as the photo.
They are VERY good!
Here have a bite.