STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CUPCAKES

These Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes are made with moist vanilla cupcakes, fresh cream filling with chopped strawberries and the most amazing strawberry frosting! They are pure heaven and great for summer!
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CUPCAKES


INGREDIENTS
VANILLA CUPCAKES
  1. 6 tbsp (84g), unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3/4 cups (155g) sugar
  3. 6 tbsp (86g) sour cream
  4. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  6. 1 1/4 cups (163g) all purpose flour
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. ¼ tsp salt
  9. 6 tbsp (90ml) milk
  10. 2 tbsp (30ml) water

STRAWBERRY FROSTING
  1. 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  2. 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  4. 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) water or milk
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Fresh berries, for topping

FILLING
  1. 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  2. 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  5. 1/2 cup chopped strawberries


INSTRUCTIONS
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the amount of creaming time.
  • 3. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • 4. Add egg whites in two batches, mixing until well combined after each. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • 5. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine the milk and water in a small measuring cup.
  • 6. Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined. Add the milk mixture and mix until well combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.