Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

I've been making a lot of sweets lately, but we've had a lot of company over, and I have also made things to take to certain functions. I made these cupcakes a few days ago. The cupcakes themselves are the same ones I made last December. The frosting is similar to the frosting on that page, too. Taking inspiration from several blogging friends, I made strawberry flavor frosting. To do this, I mixed several tablespoons of my homemade freezer jam (pics of the jam to come soon, I hope!) into a regular butter frosting. The result was delicious strawberry flavor, and a lovely natural pink color.
You can use any flavor of jam, I imagine. If you do not have homemade (freezer or other) jam on hand, use a very high-quality storebought jam.
Strawberry Frosting
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 package (16 ounces) confectioner's sugar
4-5 tablespoons strawberry freezer jam (thawed)
splash of milk

In large bowl, with mixer at medium-low speed, beat butter, sugar, and freezer jam. Add a splash of milk (as much as needed) if mixture is not coming together. Increase speed to medium-high; beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
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LadyJayPee said...

You're making want cupcakes again. Those look so nice, Dishy!

Anonymous said...

My church has a bake sale next Tues. and I have raspberry puree in the freezer, thanks. (But mine won't be as pretty as yours! :( Kathye

HoneyB said...

They are so pretty! I love how you can see some of the jam swirl in the frosting!

Sonya said...

Wow these look wonderful! I lvoe your cupcake liners. I can't seem to find those here and I wish I could.

Linda said...

How cute in those little cups! They are just beautiful. I love the natural color.

e.m. roylance said...

Wow, those look really amazing... I'm totally jealous you're so far away and I can't come over and steal some from you :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic looking cupcakes, I love the sound of the frosting recipe.