Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese frosting

It was my kiddo's birthday last week ,he insisted for a vanilla cake with strawberries.His wish was granted, mommy was for once going to bake a cake without chocolate. The strawberries are not in season yet ,can be pricey and not as fresh as those sold in summer. None of which would matter to my little one ,as long as strawberries are on and in his special cake.
The frosting is incredibly simple to make ,blend of low fat or fat-free sour cream and cream cheese with touch of vanilla and sweetness of honey.

Recipe :Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese frosting
Makes 10-12 cupcakes
For Cupcakes
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Agave nectar or Pure Organic Honey
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Canola oil
2 large Organic eggs
1 cup Skimmed milk
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract(alcohol-free)
1/2 cup strawberries ,finely chopped

For Frosting
6 ounces low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup fat free or low fat sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract(alcohol-free)
1/4 cup pure Organic Honey
2 cups strawberries,hulled and quartered

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Line the muffin tray with baking cups.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.In another bowl whisk eggs,mix in sugar, honey and oil,add the strawberries ,combine. Now combine this wet mixture slowly in the dry mixture until completely incorporated.
Fill the baking cups 3/4 th full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool completely.

To make the frosting,blend the cheese ,sour cream,vanilla with the honey until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes. Top with strawberries quarters before serving. Left over frosting can be refrigerated for a week or two.


Priya said...

Those cupcakes looks absolutely divine...Adorable they are!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Spring-like and delicious!



Mimi said...

They look yummy. I'm sure he was a happy birthday boy.

divya said...

Looks so gorgeous and inviting...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Strawberry cupcakes looks yummylicious..
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious Treat

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cupcakes look simply heavenly. Awesome pics.

Hamaree Rasoi

Zee said...

Lucky guy to have such a wonderful mommy! Wishing him a belated Happy Birthday :)
Lovely cupcakes. I sure can gobble up several of them in one go. :D

Reshmi said...

i'm drooling over the pics.. cute cupcakes.. belated birthday wishes for ur son!!!

jayasree said...

Cupcakes looks very delicious and truly irresistable..

Priti said...

Looks delicious and very tempting

sowmya's creative saga said...

so delicious..

notyet100 said...

glad to see u back,..cupcakes look delicious,..;-),luv the frosting too

ricekernel said...

I just discovered your site and am enjoying your cooking philosophy. We try to eat the rainbow in our house - but find it difficult to "clean up" those dessert recipes. This is a great spring-like dessert I can't wait to make. Thank you for sharing.

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These look very delicious, I really want to eat them now. Nice post.

very very blessed said...

This recipe sounds dellightful. I love cream cheese frosting. I will have to try this.

thepickyeater said...

that looks delicious !!! so happy this is a health nut blog ;-) do check out my food blog

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