September 06, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes






I made these a couple of weeks ago, after stumbling across the recipe. I liked the idea of a recreating classic cheesecake flavours within a cupcake, and thought they struck a nice balance between tart strawberry and sweet frosting...

From the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, makes 12.

ingredients:
120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter, at room temperature
120ml semi-skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
12 strawberries, chopped into small pieces
50g digestive biscuits, ground

frosting:
300g icing sugar, sifted
50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g cream cheese

12 hole cupcake tin and paper cases

method:
Preheat the oven to gas mark 3. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a freestanding mixer with paddle attachment and beat on a slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
Add the milk and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the egg and beat for a few minutes until well incorporated.
Divide the strawberries between the cupcake cases. Spoon the mixture on top and bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool slightly in the tray and then place on a wire rack to cool.
Beat the icing sugar and butter together until well mixed. Add the cream cheese and beat until completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and beat until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes.
Spoon the frosting on top of the cakes and finish with a sprinkling of the digestive biscuits.



2 comments:

  1. They look delicious sent a link to my stepdaughter as she loves to make cupcakes. x

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    1. thanks Tracey! oh lovely, hope she enjoys them x

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