Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes – Willey’s Weekly Bake 91

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This weeks bake is very summery inspired one with all the lovely hot weather we have been having recently. With strawberries in full season now I thought I should make the most of them as well as some cream that was left over in the fridge. I hope you all enjoy this recipe a perfect sweet treat tat almost makes you think it’s slightly healthy!

Ingredients for sponge 

  • 150g Self raising flour
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • Drop of Vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2  Medium strawberries
  • 2 tbsp of Strawberry Jam
  • 100ml Milk

Ingredients for strawberry compote 

  • 120g Strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp of Caster sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of water

Ingredients for cream

  • 200ml Double cream
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • drop of Vanilla bean paste
  • 2-3 Strawberries

 

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius, fill cupcake tray with 9-12 cases depending on how big you like your cupcakes.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla bean paste and beat until fully combined.12732C33-4D72-48E8-85F8-3FDB0F35F09E
  4. Add the flour and baking powder, add the milk slowly until the cake mixture is a nice smooth consistency.
  5. Spoon in a little mixture into the cupcake cases, then add the jam and a few small pieces of strawberries then add more of the cake mixture on top to cover them up.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.2AF800BB-2124-49DA-AF34-DBC79F3B4872
  7. Whilst they are baking make the compote by adding the strawberries. Sugar and water to a small saucepan and heating gently until soft, use a fork or the back of a spoon.
  8. Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool.
  9. Whisk the cream until forming soft peaks along with the sugar and vanilla bean paste.DF4E96F7-458F-4802-9EE2-C3F6C997C4AD
  10. Once the cakes are cool fill a pipping bag with the cream and pipe onto the cakes, then drizzle the strawberry compote onto the cream and add some small pieces of chopped strawberries.

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