Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baking: Strawberry Frosting and Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

The girls from Lovely Wee Days bought some dried fruit powder from Fresh As. I was lucky enough to have been asked to go in with them for some strawberry and passionfruit powder. After picking it up last week I couldn't wait to try it. Therefore yesterday I made some vanilla cupcakes and smothered them with strawberry frosting (normal frosting with 1 teaspoon dried strawberry powder).

Probably some of the best icing I have ever had! Especially for the minimal fuss it required!

125g Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1 1/2 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder 
1/3 Cup Milk

1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.

4. Add vanilla, flour, baking powder and milk and beat until just combined.

5. Spoon into paper cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

6. Place each on wire tray to cool before icing with your choice of frosting.


  1. Oh wow what a GREAT idea! I've tried making strawberry icing with canned strawberries before and it was a bit of a disaster...must tgive the powdered strawberries a go. Is the flavour quite intense? Does it taste like fresh strawberries?? :)

  2. It tasted really good! I personally did think it tasted extrodinarily like a fresh strawberry but a little sweeter due to the icing sugar.

    Bex (Lovely Wee Days) said, when she was telling me how to use it, that Petal (is it?) a cupcake bakery in Auckland use it in there icing.

  3. Wow, I have never seen dried fruit powder, what a great idea for flavoring food like frosting.

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