May 9, 2013

Strawberry Cream Cupcakes

This is a simple recipe to make for Mother's Day.  With a little help from dad and a trip to a local craft store, the kids can create these beautiful cupcakes.

My favorite part is the yummy cream filling in the middle of each cupcake.  Top the cupcakes with flowers.  (I found these at Michaels in the cake decorating section).

This is a fast, delicious Mother's Day treat.




Enjoy!








Strawberry Cream Cupcakes

12 baked white vanilla cupcakes (store mixes are okay for this recipe)
2 pints whipping cream
sugar
Fresh strawberries
Flower decorations

Scoop out the center
Things to find at the craft store:
Fun cupcake liners
Flowers to decorate the top

Prepare your favorite vanilla cupcake according to the directions on the box.  Choose a fun cupcake liner and bake as directed.

After the cupcakes are cool, then scoop out the center of each cupcake.  Slice off the top of the scooped out piece of cake.  Save the tops next to each cupcake.  They will be put back onto the cupcake after the filling has been added.

The inside pieces of cake are not needed in this recipe.  The kids will most likely eat them while they are frosting the cupcakes!

Filling:
In a bowl, whip cream.  Gradually add about 1/4 cup sugar to taste.  Whip until firm.

Option #1: strawberry cream
Cut 6 fresh strawberries into tiny pieces.  Place them into a separate bowl and add about 1/2 of the whipped cream.  Stir.

chocolate cream is also very good!
Place the strawberry cream into a gallon plastic bag.  Cut off one corner of the bag.  Squeeze the cream into the center of each cupcake.  Top with the scooped out piece of cupcake.

Option #2: strawberry slices
Place a small amount of whipped cream into the bottom of each cupcake.  Layer slices of fresh strawberries on top of the cream.  Add another thin layer of whipping cream.  Top with the scooped out piece of cupcake.

Option #3: chocolate cream
 For a chocolate cream filling, stir in 1/4 cup melted chocolate to 1/2 of the plain, sweetened whipped cream.  Maybe add a fresh strawberry slice in the middle of the chocolate cream - yum!

Easy Flower Toppers

After the cupcakes have been filled with the desired filling then frost the top of each cupcake with plain sweetened whipped cream.  (Strawberry or chocolate cream could also be used on top if desired)

To decorate, place a flower on top or a couple slices of fresh strawberries.

Refrigerate the cupcakes for at least 1 hour before serving.