With the Wimbledon finals being held this weekend what better fruit to use in a bake than the humble and ever popular strawberry.
I’m sure we’d all agree that strawberries are great served simply with some cream, or ice cream, but when summer fruits bring a fantastic pop of colour, amazing flavour, and wonderful aroma it’d be churlish not to use them in a strawberry recipe too, just like our very yummy Strawberry and Basil Upside Down Cake.
Our strawberry cupcakes are packed with strawberry yumminess. We’re
talking freeze dried strawberries in the cake batter, a hidden pocket of
strawberry jam in their centre, a swirl strawberry frosting made with
fresh strawberries, and of course the crowning glory is a fresh
In fact, if you’re looking for recipes to use up strawberries you might also be interested in trying our homemade strawberry ice cream, which is a delicious centre to a Strawberry Baked Alaska. A Strawberry and Basil Pavlova also makes a great dessert for the family or when you have guests, or why not use them in a Strawberry Tart recipe, like the one I shared here on Only Crumbs Remain recently.
I just love homemade strawberry buttercream frosting. It’s super pretty with a delicate pink hue, perfect for topping a host of different cakes with, and of course very yummy too.
Now I must admit that when I’ve made fruit flavoured frostings in the past I’ve added jam to the traditional mixture of butter and icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar), and although this method is super easy and tasty its obvious draw back is that jam is packed with oodles of sugar.
An alternative method, which struck me recently, is to use real fruit in the strawberry frosting (and I see no reason why this method can’t be used with other soft fruits like raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants for instance). Just imagine the concentrated flavour which develops when the fruit has been pureed and then cooked down to thicken it up. The concentrated fruit puree, once cooled, can then be beaten into your buttercream frosting. It really is as easy as that!
How to make Strawberry Cupcakes with an easy Strawberry Frosting.