All You Need is Love {day 4}

Today’s question: For Valentine’s Day I love to bake or cook…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE cupcakes. I make them all the time. One that I think would be fabulous is strawberry cupcakes with pink butter cream.  I normally make these in the summer but the pink would be perfect for Valentines Day. You of course have to start with some cute cupcake liners like these:

Wilton Hearts Baking Cups, 75 Count

Angie’s Famous Strawberry Cupcakes: {I saved this from Good Things Catered which is no longer around}

2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped strawberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans
Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl
In bowl of mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy
Add eggs one at a time until combined
Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla until combined
Add flour mixture and stir until just combined
Fold in berries
Fill cupcake pans 3/4 way full
Bake for 20 minutes

Best Butter Cream: {from Food Network}

3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Food coloring of your choice (I vote for pink!)

Directions:

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

Add food coloring and mix until even.

These are the best strawberry cupcakes I’ve ever had!

I am baking A something special but since he reads my blog I can’t share it just yet 😉

Another fun thing to make is a brownie pizza. You could even make the strawberries heart shaped or even make the chocolate drizzle a heart.

Paula Deen

Source: Food Network

I can’t wait to see what people like to make for dinner. I need some ideas

9 thoughts on “All You Need is Love {day 4}

  1. i want to make that recipe too!! today is going to make me SO hungry!
    Thank you so much for linking up with us again! Looking forward to the rest of the days too 🙂

  2. I bet the strawberry cupcakes are amazing, especially with the real strawberries chopped up in them. Next time I need to make cupcakes I’ll have to give these a try.

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