Strawberry cupcakes

These cupcakes were made for my daughter’s name day and they came up amazing!

COOKING TIME: 20 min

Ingredients

Makes 12 muffins:

  • 1 cup cake flour (self rising)
  • 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 330 grams Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 50 grams butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar

For the strawberries:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon liqueur like Grand Marnier or Metaxa brandy or lemon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

For the buttercream to transform the muffins into cupcakes:

  • 1 package cream cheese (200grams), softened
  • ¼ cup butter 100 grams, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • food color

Instructions

  • Beat all the buttercream ingredients in a blender and store in the fridge. Add the food color you want.
  • Put the strawberries with the sugar and the liqueur in a bowl.
  • Blend the oats in a food processor.
  • Mix the oats with the flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar and then add the yogurt, butter and milk.
  • Mix altogether and add the strawberries with their juices.
  • Divide equally the dough in 12 scoops in a muffin tin.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 20 minutes.
  • When they cool down decorate with the buttercream.

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