If lockdown has go you climbing the walls, why not give these strawberry and white chocolate cupcakes a go – I promise they’ll go down a treat.
These cupcakes are similar to the strawberry cupcakes I made earlier in the year, apart from this recipe was supposed to be muffins but they didn’t dome enough, so I turned them into cupcakes. The cupcake itself has fresh strawberries and white chocolate in it, which is then filled with homemade strawberry jam and topped with a strawberry and vanilla buttercream and finished with a drizzle of white chocolate spread. As you can tell, this is perfectly seasonal for the month of May!
If you cant get hold of strawberries to make your own jam, don’t worry – simply use store bought.
These were originally going to be muffins but they didn’t dome as much as they usually would, so I made the best of a bad situation and turned them into cupcakes – smart eh? haha.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
100g Granulated sugar.
150g Plain flour.
2 tsp Baking powder.
Pinch of salt.
100g Fresh strawberries, chopped.
80g White chocolate, chopped (or chips).
Strawberry jam (the amount will vary, dependant on how much you use).
500g Icing sugar.
1 tsp Vanilla extract.
White chocolate spread.
Before you get into the recipe, you’re best to do some prep work. I recommend weighing up all your ingredients, lining your muffin tin with liners and preheating your oven to 200˚c/400˚f.
Start by grabbing a large mixing bowl and lacking the butter and sugar into it. Beat them together until they are lighter and fluffier in colour and consistency.
Next you can give the bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully incorporated.
Now you can work your eggs in, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition, ensuring they are fully incorporated before adding anymore egg. The mixture may curdle a little, this is normal for this recipe.
Give the bowl another good scraping down, again just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully incorporated earlier on.
Go ahead and add in plain flour, baking powder and salt, passing through a sieve first. This is just to ensure the mixture is as lump free as possible.
Before you continue to mix the dry ingredients in, add the strawberries and white chocolate and then go ahead and fold everything together using a spatula or wooden spoon – either will work well.
Take your lined muffin tin and spoon the mixture into the liners, filling them around 3/4 or 2/3 of the way full and place into your preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes.
Check the cupcakes are baked by inserting a tester into the centre and it should come out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool down fully, before you finish them off.
Take a mixing bowl and place the butter into it and beat for 5-7 minutes on its own, it should be lighter and fluffier in colour and consistency.
give the bowl a good scraping down, then add half of the icing sugar and mix on a low speed to start with, working your way up to high speed. Repeat with the remaining icing sugar.
give the bowl another good scraping down, just to incorporate the last bits of icing sugar. Then you can add in the vanilla extract and just beat that in until its fully incorporated.
To finish the cupcakes, start by coring the centre out of the cupcakes and filling them generously with strawberry jam, you can eat the little bit you’ve cored out – set them aside for a few moments while you finish the buttercream.
To finish the buttercream, add a good amount t of strawberry jam into the mixture and work it in until fully incorporated. Place into a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle (I like an open star tip, but use what you have).
Pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes and then finish with a drizzle of white chocolate spread.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.