My brother, Daniel, kicks off the month with a birthday on the 4th, followed by his wife Mattie, my sister-in-law, whose birthday is ten days later on the 14th! My youngest brother, Joe, celebrates HIS birthday next, on the 15th, and my sister Lydia rounds out the month with a birthday on the 18th. There were some big birthdays, too--Mattie is 25, Lydia is 21, and Joe is 18!!
Sally's Baking Addiction; strawberry whipped cream from Cupcake Project.
- 1 and 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups diced strawberries (about 10 medium strawberries finely diced)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons strawberry puree
Make the strawberry filling first. Place the strawberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly for about 4 full minutes until the strawberry juices have been released. Add the sugar and cornstarch and continue to stir for another 2 minutes. The mixture will be much thicker. Remove from heat and allow to cool as you prepare the cupcakes.
Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners (recipe will yield 12-15 cupcakes). Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Stir in sugar, then add egg whites, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
Fill the cupcakes: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle/hole into the center of the cupcake to create a little pocket about 1/2 inch deep. Place 1 teaspoon of strawberry filling inside and top with the piece of cupcake you removed to seal. See photos above. Repeat with all cupcakes.
For the strawberry whipped cream: whip cream until it forms soft peaks, but is not stiff. (Basically, until it looks like whipped cream--about 5 or so minutes) Mix in sugar. Fold in strawberries until just combined. Be sure to frost your cupcakes before you eat all of the strawberry whipped cream... :)