Oh Yum! Who doesn't love something a little special and different. Well I had a work function to cook for and I thought a great summer desert would be these amazing cupcake from Katie's blog. I was right, especially when I also made the Pina Colada Cup Cakes! So without further ado, here's the cup cakes!
Here's Katie's ingredients: I was lazy and use white cake mix and followed the directions on the box except instead of water i used strawberry Daiquiri mix. Turned out great, I topped it with her icing and then a little slice of lime~
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
Ingredients: 2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp instant milk powder 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 3/4 c. strawberry margarita/daquari mix (or strawberry puree, strained removing seeds) 1/3 c. water 5 egg whites, at room temperature
3 c. confectioners’ sugar 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 Tbsp milk, plus more, if needed, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt zest of 1 lime juice of 1/2 that lime, at room temperature
Directions: -Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans. -In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, instant milk, baking powder and salt and set aside. -In small bowl, combine strawberry puree and water and set aside. -In bowl of electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high until light (about 3 mins). -Beat in the vanilla extract. -Reduce the speed to low and, dividing the flour mixture into 3 batches, beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with the strawberry mixture just until combined. -In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with clean, dry beaters and set on high speed, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. -Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the beaten whites into the batter just until incorporated. -Divide the batter between the cupcake molds. -Bake about 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. -Meanwhile, make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and salt and beat on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. -Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. -Add lime zest and lime juice and quickly beat on high until whipped (adding more milk if needed), about 30 seconds. -Remove from oven and let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. -Let cool on racks until completely cool.
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I LOVE my husband, my daughter, and my dogs, and I’m a Christian, though not always the best example. I try to do it all, but know i can't alone. I brighten my journey with a few bows, sparkles, monograms, and heels. This is how I brought my southern roots to the north!