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Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Dive in to these delicious Strawberry Cheesecake cupcakes! I’m  a big fan of Strawberry cheescake and cupcakes separately, but combine the two together and OMG. My two favourite sweet things in one recipe!

Over a year ago my husband bought me a little invention called a cupcake corer, with the intention of me making lots of yummy cupcakes I guess. Here’s the thing though, whilst I love baking, I actually very rarely make cupcakes. He clearly never realised or was just dropping a major hint.

Truthfully, even though I love cupcakes I’m just crap at icing them. I’ve watched video after video, but it just always looks rubbish. So I thought perhaps if I made some for the blog I would face my (icing related) demons and finally put the cupcake corer to use.

Let’s see how I got on shall we?

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - Girl about townhouse

Not too bad, huh? If you too could do with brushing up your icing abilities, I really recommend checking out this tutorial on Jemma Cupcake YouTube channel. I found it really helpful and all the other videos look amazing too, so many beautiful cakes!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe

Cupcakes

  • 110g soft butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

Topping

  • 150g softened butter
  • 450g icing sugar, sifted
  • 180g tub full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp strawberry jam
  • 12 fresh strawberries

Method

1# Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and pop 12 cupcake cases in a muffin tin.

2# Mix together the butter and sugar until combined, add the vanilla extract and then gradually the beaten egg .

3# Sift in the flour and then add just enough milk to soften a little.

4# Bake for around 10 – 15 minutes until a golden brown and leave to cool.

5# To make the icing, sift the icing sugar in to a bowl. Add the butter and beat together. Finally, add the cream cheese and mix until you have a light fluffy icing.

6# When the cupcakes have cooled, use a cup cake corer or knife to make a hole in each cupcake. Fill the centre with a tsp of strawberry jam and then pop the top cm of cake back on top.

7# Ice the cupcakes with the frosting and garnish with a strawberry.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - Girl about townhouse

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - Girl about townhouse

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - Girl about townhouse

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - Girl about townhouse

Want some more sweet inspiration? Check out my Birthday Cake Blondies!

Got any tips and tricks for icing cupcakes? Let me know in the comments below. 

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lauretta @ Home and Horizon
    February 28, 2017 at 9:43 am

    You’ve done a great job on the cupcakes – they look divine! I wish they did Slimming World cupcakes!

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      February 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Oh me too, they’re definitely not diet friendly! Good for a cheat day though ; )

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