Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

This is a great summer bake. Fluffy vanilla cupcakes, with a surprise strawberry jam filling, topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting, a sprinkle of crushed Digestive biscuits and a fresh strawberry.

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes)

For the sponge:
150g Self-raising flour
150g Stork tub
150g Caster Sugar
2 medium eggs, at room temp
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Milk

For the cream-cheese frosting:
200g Full-fat cream cheese (cold from the fridge)
400g Icing sugar
70g Unsalted butter (at room temp)

For the filling/decoration:
1 jar of strawberry jam
12 fresh whole strawberries
4-5 digestive biscuits (crumbled)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin baking tray with 12 cupcake cases.

Start with the cupcakes:

  1. Make the sponge mixture by first creaming together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Mix in one egg at a time, along with a little flour to stop the mixture curdling. Once eggs are all added, add the vanilla extract and mix.
  3. Fold in the remaining flour and milk until fully combined, smooth.
  4. Bake in the oven for 12-15 mins until cakes are a golden brown colour and a skewer in the centre of one comes out clean. Transfer cakes to a cooling rack and leave to completely cool.
  5. Once cakes are cooled, remove the centre of each cake by either using a cupcake corer, as shown above, or use a teaspoon to scoop out the middle.
  6. Fill each cupcake with a teaspoon of strawberry jam, then push the core back into the cupcake to seal the cupcake.

Now make your frosting:

  1. Melt the butter in the microwave in 10 second blasts until liquid.
  2. Add the cream cheese frosting and mix together.
  3. Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and beat together until smooth. Be careful not to overbeat as this will make the cream cheese loosen and too liquid.
  4. Use a piping bag and a large open star nozzle, pipe the cream cheese frosting starting from the outside spiralling inwards onto the filled cupcakes.

To decorate:

  1. Crush a few digestive biscuits and sprinkle over the cupcakes.
  2. Finish by placing a whole strawberry on top.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s