Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Recipe Post Special- Valentine's Day (2nd year in a row)!


Before anything else, Happy Valentine's Day!

 It is unbelievable that the same time last year, I was writing up 2016's Valentine's Day Special Recipe which consisted of my favorite type of cake, in the form of a cookie. Not that my cookies had been a success.... But now I'm back with a new lovable treat which will cause your love one to beg for more! Besides, it's most likely the healthiest recipe I have ever baked on BakingBoutique!

In order to make this adorable Valentine's treat, you'll require:

8 large fresh strawberries

2 eggs

200g of caster sugar

75ml of vegetable oil


½ tsp of vanilla extract

½ tsp of grated lemon zest (I didn't add this but I'd recommend you doing so for a fresher taste).

200g of plain flour

2tsp of baking powder

¼ tsp of salt

Baking in the making (thought i could experiment with anew opening for the method😜)

As always, preheat the oven to 170 C/ Gas Mark 3. Grease 12 holes of a cupcake tin  or line with cupcake cases.

Place 8 strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth. If you do not access to a blender or food processor, simply simmer the strawberries within a pan of water until the strawberries grow soft. Afterwards, set aside to cool for approximately ten minutes before mushing the strawberries with a potato masher/fork.

Pour this through a  sieve in order to remove seeds. Set this aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, caster,sugar,vegetable oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest and strawberry puree until well combined. Eventually, stir in the flour, baking powder,salt and food colouring in order to reach a desired shade of pink.

I opted to pour the mix into the cases but you can choose to spoon the mix into the individual cupcake cases, filling two-thirds of the way full.

Bake in the oven for around 20-23 minutes or until the cupcakes have risen and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cool for at least 10 minutes before icing.

There are many variations of icing these cupcakes. It could be plain buttercream icing, chocolate buttercream, red velvet icing(to stick with the love theme), regular fondant icing poured  over the cakes. I decided to pipe vanilla buttercream over my cupcakes. And Volia!

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Prior to the ending....

Check out last year's edition of Valentine's Day be clicking on this →πŸ’





















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Zoe's blog post on her Valentine PJ faves!



Where to find this ↑ GirlsLife





Happy Valentine's Day!








#sweetreats xxx





18 comments:

  1. I might have to make these for my sister at some point... she will love them!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. Yes you did tell me your sister likes berries in cakes so this is perfect for her.

      #sweetreats xx

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  2. I have to admit you decorated the cupcakes beautifully!Love the sound of this recipe x

    https://daisyypetals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much! I didn't really think the decorating for these cupcakes were better in comparison to the other cupcakes I've decorated.

      #sweetreats xx

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  3. I loooove strawberries, can't wait to have a go! The finish on your cakes is gorgeous!
    Kate xx
    www.katerattley.com

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    1. Thanks! The more love for strawberries the berrier(terrible joke, I know).

      #sweetreats xxx

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  4. These look so delicious and cute! I love the decor that they have on them haha. Leonie x
    https://prettyrainclouds.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw bless you. Thanks so much, Leonie! Really appreciate your comment!😊

      #sweetreats xxx

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  5. These look so good oh my goodness! Great post :)

    ~Iris xx
    http://getupandoutblog.blogspot.ca/

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  6. These look great! xx Yum!

    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. These sound and look lovely, hope you had a great valentine's day :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    1. Thank you,Rosy. You too! These cupcakes are definitely the most strawberry-tasting cupcakes I've ever had. Definitely recommend you to try the recipe!

      #sweetreats xx

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  8. What great recipes! Hope you had a great valentines day!

    Darriyan xx
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. Thanks😳. You too! And well,what can I say? Obviously,I'd choose the best recipe...😏😜 Jokes! It's the healthiest one I've ever published.

      #sweetreats xxx

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  9. These cupcakes are super sweet.😊😊 Adorable recipe.

    PS: I believe this is the best recipe you've made so far.

    BBB xx www.beautybeblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You really think so? Awww thanks BBB! Your comment means so much to me. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's.πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—

      #sweetreats xx

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  10. Loved this recipe so much! I love baking and these look absolutely gorgeous! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

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