Friday, June 17, 2011

Challenge: Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Friday's will start our Recipe challenges from Incense to food! We love interacting with our fans and followers. We came up with this idea last night. Every Friday we will post a recipe or craft instructions, your challenge is to make the items and show them off to us! Just answer the Fridays blog anytime with your link to your make of the weeks idea. You can video, blog, post pics or simply e-mail us your pic and image and we will post them to the challenge post. So what do you say shall we have a face off?

This week is Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes:
We had found an How to make these cupcakes from Cut Out and Keep, unfortunately the creator left out ingredients  and how much of certain ones. So we took on the challenge in making up a batch and giving out this recipe. The following is how we made these yummy treats!

3/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 eggs room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups cake flour sifted
1 cup milk (or milk alternative almond milk tastes great in these cupcakes)
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small package lemon jello or Pudding (follow the package instructions)
1 cup vegetable oil

Heat oven to 350

Mix all ingredients until smooth mix will be slightly thick.
Put into cupcake cups and bake for 18-28 minutes.
Let cool on cooling rack for 2 hours.

Now for the topping you can do several things you can make whip cream, buy whip cream or use cream cheese frosting which is what we did.
2   8 ounce packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 cups powder sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend together. In a piping bag decorate the tops of the cupcakes. Add either sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.

We used the jumbo foil cups which takes 1/3 cup of batter into every cup. Ours baked for 30 minutes and made 14 cupcakes.
We also had Mint Chiller with our cupcakes yum great for an late afternoon refresher in the summertime.

Feel free to change up the recipe to fit your needs and share them with us, we would LOVE to see your cupcakes! Just post a link in the comments section :)

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