Friday, March 11, 2016

Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

Celebrate spring with these fresh strawberry mini cupcakes. Made with whole wheat pastry flour with fresh and baked strawberries. These pack so much flavor, they are sure to be a hit.


There is nothing like the first strawberries of the season. They are tiny, sweet and bursting with flavor. Really they are just like candy, nature’s candy to be exact. In fact they are so good by themselves it’s was kind of hard to think about baking them for this recipe. But I’m glad I did, these little gems of goodness have so much flavor.

In this recipe part of the berries were chopped and folded in the batter. This gave that beautiful speckled look and moist texture inside the muffin. The rest of the berries were pureed and combined with powdered sugar for the glaze. The topping had such a powerful punch of flavor. These are just the perfect size for snacking, though you might find yourself going back for another and another.

Watch out this little beauties could easily steal the show, I know they have won my heart.

This recipe has been adapted from Whole Foods Market recipes.

Ingredients:

½ pound organic strawberries (rinsed and halved)
1 cup of lowfat buttermilk
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
¼ cup canola oil
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare mini muffin pan with cupcake holders.

Pulse strawberries in food processor until just chopped. Set aside ½ cup of the chopped fruit and then puree rest of berries until smooth. Scoop out and set aside in a separate medium-sized bowl. (This is for the glaze topping)

In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sugar, yogurt, oil and egg. In another medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine with wet mixture. Gently fold the chopped strawberries into the batter. Spoon into muffin cups.

Bake until golden brown and each cupcake springs back in the middle when touched, about 11 to 13 minutes. Let cool a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze, sift powdered sugar, then combine with reserved pureed strawberries. Spoon glaze over cupcakes. Enjoy!

Makes about 48 mini cupcakes.



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

40 comments:

  1. I'm just about to go to sleep so please stop teasing me!! :)x

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    1. Thanks Agness, your so funny, it's probably already Saturday there.

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  2. Feel like grabbing some of these yummy lovely treats ^-^!

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  3. I was planning on baking a cake for a tea party with friends this week, Cheri....But after seeing your recipe with the berry speckled cupcakes and the amazing strawberry glaze, I may be changing my mind! =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, I had some of the chopped berries and glaze left over and topped my yogurt with it this morning so delicious!

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  4. We live in a strawberry growing region so I will be sure to try these as they look and sound delicious 😀

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    1. Hi Tandy, did not know that, wow! you are so lucky. I bet that is an amazing sight to see those fields. Take care!

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  5. Wow Cheri. These look delicious. We won't have strawberries here for a few months so it is wonderful to see that others are already enjoying them. Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Dena, we leave for Oregon end of April beginning of May and they may or may not be appearing in the markets there.

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  6. Woo ooil. ..so delicious and soft..I wish I could taste it

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    1. Thanks Moumita, hope you get a chance too. happy week-end to you.

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  7. So lovely Cheri! A perfect springtime bite!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, yes, in the beginning but the bites seem to happen into many more. Oh was I bad, thank goodness they are gone.

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  8. I was so happy to find strawberries that were fragrant and flavorful---hope that means spring is near! Love your berry cupcakes---such a lovely treat!

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    1. Hi Liz, we are definitely in spring here, last week we were in the eighties.

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  9. I can't wait for the strawberries to hit the market here. The cupcakes look and sound delicious. Full of fresh strawberries they would be really delicious.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, here in Arizona the markets are already in full swing, strawberries and asparagus.

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  10. Oh my gosh, I'm so looking forward to berry season, Cheri! You're far ahead of me but I'll be making those gorgeous little muffins - delish!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, we loved these little gems.

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  11. Am about to go to the market but was told we probably wouldn't have strawberries today because of California's weather. Maybe there will be a miracle, and they will show up! These cupcakes are perfect for a party we are going to tonight! Will report back, David

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    1. Hi David, hope you were able to find some, they are now just appearing here. Have a great week.

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    2. I did get some from Yuma and am making these mañana!

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    3. Oh that is great David! hope you enjoy them.

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    4. Everyone loved them! I'm just so sorry that I forgot to snap a picture…

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  12. Your recipes are always beautiful and tempting --- I love baking with buttermilk, I keep a quart in the fridge at all times, these will happen here soon!

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    1. Thanks, Sue, you are so sweet. I agree cooking with buttermilk makes baked goods more moist. Take care!

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  13. What a great idea and way to celebrate fresh strawberries.

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  14. Now here's a recipe I can really wrap my arms around, Cheri. All the goodness of strawberries minus the eggs and butter (which I'm suppose to avoid:) I'll be saving this one for sure Cheri...Come on Strawberry season!!!

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    1. Hi Louise, it does have an egg but you could substitute with flax seed and water. Thanks!

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  15. Whoops, just noticed the egg in the directions:) That's okay I'll use egg whites:) Thanks again, Cheri...

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  16. Dear Cheri, these just sound perfect - the first strawberries of the season could not be turned into better baked treats than these lovely strawberry mini cupcakes.

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    1. Thanks Andrea, this year they seem exceptionally good, cannot get enough of them.

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  17. Strawberry season is a wonderful time of year! I can't wait to see locally grown strawberries at the farmers' markets but we will have to wait for a couple of months yet at least. These cupcakes sound delicious, Cheri!

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  18. these would be a great treat even without that glorious glaze, but it's not to be skipped! great recipe!

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