Friday, June 15, 2007

Birthday Cupcakes

I've had some requests for this's always a yummy choice. Depending on time constraints I'll either use my favorite chocolate cake recipe or a box mix, either works fine, the secret's really in the frosting.


1 C fresh raspberries or strawberries
(you can also use frozen if defrosted & unsweetened)
6 T butter, room temperature
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 C powdered sugar

Process the berries in a food processor until smooth. Strain the puree trough a fine strainer into a small bowl, discard any remaining seeds. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree. Set aside.
Beat the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract in a large bowl using an electric mixer on low speed. Beat until smooth and completely blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add the powered sugar, mixing until smooth, about 1 minute. Mix in puree and beat on medium speed about 1 minute to lighten the frosting. Depending on desired consistancy, more powdered sugar may be added for a thicker frosting.
Using a spatula or pastry bag frost cupcakes with 2 to 3 tablespoons of frosting. Sprinkle with your favorite jimmies or sprinkles. Enjoy!

Frosts about 24 Cupcakes.


Lindsey said...

Seriously...these are awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those look and sound REALLY good. Thanks Natalie!

cassi said...

These look so pretty!! I will have to try these out

Kathy said...

The frosting sounds really good! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks.