- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 12
Treat family and friends to these beautiful strawberry cupcakes. They're made with fresh strawberry pieces in the sponge, and a vibrant pink buttercream icing
For the icing
- STEP 1
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases. Mix the flour and sugar together in a large bowl. In a large jug, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and melted butter. Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry until you have a smooth batter, then fold in the strawberries.
- STEP 2
Fill the prepared cases so they are about three-fourths full. Bake for 25-30 mins, or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middles comes out clean. Leave to cool.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, make the icing. Beat the sugar and butter together until smooth and pale, then add the milk, vanilla and a little pink food colouring and beat until the icing is an even pale pink shade. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, then pipe in swirls onto the cooled cupcakes. Decorate each with a strawberry half or small strawberry, then serve.