Friday, February 20, 2009

Must Try Recipe - Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

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And I can't wait to try it!!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp instant milk powder1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 c. strawberry margarita/daquari mix (or strawberry puree, strained removing seeds)
1/3 c. water
5 egg whites, at room temperature
3 c. confectioners’ sugar
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Tbsp milk, plus more, if needed, at room temperature1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp saltzest of
1 limejuice of 1/2 that lime, at room temperature
Directions:-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans.-In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, instant milk, baking powder and salt and set aside. -In small bowl, combine strawberry puree and water and set aside.-In bowl of electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high until light (about 3 mins). -Beat in the vanilla extract. -Reduce the speed to low and, dividing the flour mixture into 3 batches, beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with the strawberry mixture just until combined.-In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with clean, dry beaters and set on high speed, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. -Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the beaten whites into the batter just until incorporated. -Divide the batter between the cupcake molds.-Bake about 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. -Meanwhile, make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and salt and beat on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. -Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.-Add lime zest and lime juice and quickly beat on high until whipped (adding more milk if needed), about 30 seconds. -Remove from oven and let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. -Let cool on racks until completely cool.

1 comment:

mariehahn13 said...

I think this looks good! Maybe we should make these sometime :)