How to Make Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes
Since their invention in 1796, cupcakes have attracted people’s attention. They have conquered the world and have become one of the most beloved cakes. Everyone loves and adores cupcakes. It is no wonder that nowadays more and more people are starting cupcake business and are actually prospering from it. However, starting a cupcake business is not as easy as it sounds. You need to pay very close attention to the small details during the making process.
It’s always better to start your business with simple but delectable cupcakes. Strawberry cupcakes are easy to make and relatively easy to sell. It is important to use the best ingredients and to apply the appropriate techniques to ensure the quality and the taste of your cupcakes.
To make your very own strawberry cupcakes, start by preparing 1 1/2 cups of flour. Sift it well and keep aside. Since this recipe requires strawberries, make sure you use fresh strawberries with the best quality. Other ingredients you will need are baking powder, salt, milk, vanilla extract, unsalted butter, and eggs. Pre-heat your oven to 175 ° C.
Mixing is the most crucial stage in making the perfect cupcakes. You should not over-mix the ingredients, otherwise your cupcakes will not be as light and fluffy as they should be.
Using a food processor, puree enough strawberries to yield 1/3 cup of puree. Then, whisk together flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Keep the flour mixture aside. In another bowl, mix 1/4 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and strawberry puree. Keep the liquid mixture aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high until light and fluffy. Carefully add some sugar and continue to beat. Fold in 1 egg and 2 egg whites. Gradually reduce the mixer speed to medium and finally to low. Add half of the flour mixture and mix well. Maintain your mixer speed at low. Next, add the liquid mixture and mix well. Slowly add the remaining flour mixture and mix until the batter is smooth. During this process, remember do not over-mix your batter or your cupcakes will be too firm.
Pour the batter into cupcake moulds lined with paper liners. Remember not to overfill them, only fill 2/3 of the liners. Put the cupcake batter into the pre-heated oven and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool for a while at room temperature. Your delicious strawberry cupcakes are ready to serve.