Monster Strawberry Cupcakes

Monster Strawberry Cupcakes

Prep time
Author: Kathleen Siegle Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam or preserves
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops pink food coloring
  • ⅓ cup milk
Vanilla Buttercream
  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops green food gel dye

Instructions

Cupcakes
  1. Set oven to 350 F.
  2. In small bowl mix together fresh chopped strawberries and preserves.
  3. In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add egg whites, vanilla extract, and food coloring into fully incorporated.
  6. Add dry ingredients with milk, beating on low speed.
  7. Fold in strawberries and preserves.
  8. Fill cupcake liners to ¾ full and bake for 25 minutes.
Vanilla Buttercream
  1. With your paddle attachment of your electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add 6 cups of the powdered sugar with cream and vanilla.
  3. Mix slowly until its blended well, then beat on high for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add more sugar one cup at a time until desired consistency.
  5. Beat in green food dye.
  6. Sprinkle with oreo crumbs and monster strawberries.

Notes
Strawberry cupcake recipe adapted from Karas Party Ideas
Frosting from Martha Stewart
I started by slicing out little mouths.
I covered each mouth in melted dark chocolate.  I put them in the freezer to harden.
Then with a Wilton #4 round decorating tip, I piped teeny tiny little scary teeth on each strawberry.
I don’t know about you, but I think these guys are adorable.

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