Friday, May 18, 2012

Make Your Own Sprinkles Cupcakes

I decided to whip up a batch of cupcakes for a fun little occasion. While browsing through a few cupcake recipes, I came across the recipe for Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes. I was immediately sold on this recipe, which has fresh strawberries in the batter and the frosting. I decided against Sprinkles' traditional frosting application and used a very wide frosting tip. Don't they look SO yummy? They are. Honestly, they are so delicious -- the frosting is perfection with a hint of strawberry. I had to restrain myself from eating the leftover frosting with a spoon.

Here's the recipe. Go ahead and pin it -- you'll thank me later!

Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes

  • 2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.
Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners' sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.


Anonymous said...

they look delicious!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Jen these look delicious!

Emily @ NewlyWife said...

Yum! Way to resist eating the frosting by the spoon. It's always a struggle for it to make it to the tops of the cupcakes! :)

Rachel - At First Blush said...

Oh my gosh - this is genius! Those cupcakes are deadly. I don't know what I'd do with a whole dozen in the house!

Gloria said...

I wish one of these was sitting on my desk right now!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

So, you were trying to make me drool right?

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I tried Sprinkles for the first time last year in LA and they were SO good. I bet these are just as great! They look fantastic. Pinned the recipe :)

Glad I found your blog! Would love the follow back :)

The Pretty Pinhead

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

I'm so trying these with gf flour, Jen! They look so yummy!

Meera said...

This looks amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. Lovely photos!