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PG ([personal profile] quantumvelvet) wrote2012-06-24 07:59 pm
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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

In which PG remembers she has a personal account for a reason.

And this reason is baked goods.

1/3 cup pureed strawberries
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
Mix milk and strawberry puree.
Cream butter on high speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add sugar to creamed butter, mix until well-blended.
Reduce mixer speed and add eggs and lemon juice.
Add dry ingredients and milk mixture, alternating between them, and continue until fully blended.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full.
Bake ~20-25 minutes, until visually light golden-brown.

You can use either lemon or strawberry frosting once they're cooled, or just dust with sugar/garnish with sliced strawberries. The sliced strawberries are my favourite, honestly, but I am not the world's biggest frosting fan.