Easy Strawberry Cupcake Recipe

An easy peasy strawberry cupcake recipe, there are a few steps here, but it’s the only way to get them really tasting of strawberry.

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 18

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    Strawberry Sponge

  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1tsp strawberry extract (Asda sell this)
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Strawberry Syrup

  • 50ml water
  • 50ml sieved strawberry (trim, chop and heat in microwave then sieve) or use strawberry jam (use less sugar).
  • 50g sugar
  • Strawberry Buttercream

  • 250g Butter
  • 100g Strawberry Milkshake powder
  • 125g icing sugar


  1. 1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the strawberry extract and eggs, one at a time (adding a spoonful of the flour if it begins to look funny). Once they are all beaten in, add the sieved flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Plop it all into the cases mine normally weigh 44g or about an icecream scoop worth. Bake for 20-25mins at 160'c.
  2. 2. While they are baking put all the syrup ingredients into a pan, on a medium heat and dissolve the sugar, when it is dissolved, bring to the boil for 2 mins and then take the pan off the heat.
  3. 3.When they are cooked (check with a skewer in the middle - it should come out clean) brush each with strawberry syrup while they are still hot. Do this carefully, if it runs down the side of the case they will come off.
  4. To make the buttercream as you see above, simply beat the butter until it goes smooth and pale then add the icing sugar and milkshake powder. I piped mine with a very large star nozzle.
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I made these for a wedding of some dear friends for a tea and cake reception after the ceremony. They went down a storm! I made 75 and came home with zero – the mark of a good cupcake I’d say. Or just hungry wedding guests maybe.
I used pale pink and pale purple paste food colours in the buttercream to tie in with their wedding colour scheme


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