Monday, January 28, 2013

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry-White Chocolate Frosting

These are good.
Very good.
I ain’t kiddin ya.
I am in no way from the South, so I’m not exactly sure why I said that last sentence, but it seemed appropriate.
Anyhoo, I made these cupcakes over the weekend and I am having a very hard time behaving myself this week while they are in the house. Luckily they are a little lower in fat than a normal cupcake, so it’s okay that I ate five of them today.
Just kidding.
Maybe.
So here is my recipe for…
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Here are the ingredients for the cupcakes..
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Take a strawberry cake mix and toss it in a mixing bowl. Then add in 1 – 5.2 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt, 2 eggs, 1 – 10 oz. container of thawed strawberries, reserving a 1/4 Cup for the frosting and 1/2 Cup of water.
Mix until just blended together and disperse evenly into two lined cupcake pans.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 18 – 20 minutes.
In the meantime, it’s time to make the naughty part…
Strawberry-White Chocolate Frosting
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You will need 3 oz. of white chocolate, 4 oz. of softened cream cheese, 4 TBSP. of softened butter, 2 Cups of powdered sugar, and the reserved 1/4 Cup of strawberries.
In a mixing bowl whip together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Then in a microwavable safe bowl, melt the white chocolate. Set the timer for 30 seconds the first time and then 10 second intervals there after, stirring in between, until all melted. Add the chocolate to the butter mixture and mix until all blended together and smooth. Add in the strawberries and mix until incorporated. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar until all blended together.  It should look like this..
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It’s so yummy. After you frost the cupcakes, if you have any frosting left over, it’s a wonderful fruit dip!
Once, the cupcakes are cooled, smear the frosting on and there you have it..
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Delicious! …and not too horribly bad for you..especially if you don’t eat 5 or 6…not that I did that or anything.
One thing you’ll notice; the Greek yogurt keeps the cupcakes so moist, you won’t miss the oil at all. 
Enjoy.
Happy Monday.
love,
Val

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