White Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes & Strawberry Frosting

“This White Chocolate Vanilla Cupcake recipe with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is light and moist with just the right amount of crumble.  Topped with butter cream icing made with fresh strawberry purreé.  Delightful!”

- The Delicious Spoon

Chocolate

main ingredient:

Ingredients:

– 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour – 2 tsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 3/8 cup or 3 oz unsalted butter softened to room temp – 3/4 cup sugar – 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil – 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – 3 oz white chocolate – 2 large eggs room temp – 5 fl oz homo milk

Ingredients:

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting – 2 cups sliced strawberries fresh or frozen (thawed) – 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temp – 2 1/2 cups icing sugar – 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

White Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Yield

12 Cupcakes

Course

Dessert,  Treat

prep time

30 Minutes

Cuisine

American

1. Heat oven to 350 F.  Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

2. In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix well and set aside.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

3.  Heat a skillet of water on high until it just starts to simmer.  Remove from heat.  Add chocolate to a heat proof bowl and place bowl with chocolate into pan being careful not to get any water near the chocolate or the chocolate will seize and get lumpy.  Gently stir the chocolate until it is melted, remove from pan and set aside.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

4.  In a large bowl add butter, sugar, oil, vanilla.  Mix with a hand mixer on medium/high for 3-4 minutes until well combined.  Use the entire 3-4 minutes and keep mixing until butter mixture becomes light and fluffy.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

5.  Add in melted white chocolate and mix well.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

6.  Add in eggs one at a time and keep mixing.  Scrape sides of bowl if necessary to ensure all ingredients are mixed well.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

7.  Add in 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix until combined.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

8. Add in 1/2 of milk mixture and mix until combined.  Continue to alternate flour and milk mixtures add in remaining 1/2 of the flour mixture, then rest of milk, then rest of flour mixtures.  Ensuring each block of ingredients is mixed well before adding in the next.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

9.  Scoop 1/3 of a cup of batter into cupcake liners.  Each cup should be about 2/3 of the way full.  Any higher and the cupcakes will go flat and not get that rounded look that is preferred.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

10.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Test at 25 minutes with a tooth pick.  Cupcakes are done when toothpick that is inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

11.  Remove and cool completely before frosting.  If frosting at a later day store in a covered contain for up to 2 days or freeze in a sealed container for up to 2 months.

White Chocolate  Vanilla Cupcakes:

1. Puree two cups of fresh or thawed frozen strawberries.  You should end up with about 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of strawberry puree.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

2. Add strawberries to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.  Simmer and continue to stir occasionally until strawberries are reduced to 3 tbsp.  Takes about 10-15 minutes.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

3.  Remove from stove and transfer to small cup.  Cover and store in fridge until completely cooled.  To cool quickly you can also put in the freezer for a short bit.  Strawberry reduction just be completely cooled before adding to frosting or frosting will melt.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

4.  In a large bowl whip butter on high with electric or hand mixer until it become pale and fluffy scraping bowl occasionally to ensure all butter is whipped.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

5.  Add 1 cup of icing sugar, vanilla and the strawberry reduction.  Continue to mix on high until well combined.  Ad in remaining 1 1/2 cups icing sugar and continue to mix until frosting is fluffy.  Add in and extra 1/4 cup of icing sugar if needed to reach desired consistency.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

6.  Frost and decorate cupcakes as you wish!

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

Enjoy!

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