Strawberry cupcakes

Can I just start this post by saying how awesome Abby is?  She had a friend over for a sleepover last night and when I went down to see them this morning, I found that Abby had done all the ironing for the week WHILE her friend was here.  How cool is she?

Anyway, this is the next installment in the translation of cake recipes into cupcakes.  Abby has had this recipe in her sights for a long time now – it’s on the list she originally wrote out as to what she wanted to make with me during Mummy-Abby time way back in February.  I don’t have this recipe on my website because it’s a direct copy of one from Sally’s Baking Addiction (see here).  I have made it once before, as part of when I was doing the US National Food Day Challenge, last year.  It was great.  It was yummy.  I wanted to make it again.  And Abby wanted to make it into cupcakes.  So, win-win for us both.

This afternoon, after Abby and her friend FINALLY woke up, and did some stuff together, the 3 of us converged on the kitchen to make these cupcakes.  And the result:

2015-09-05 Strawberry cupcakesSo these were gluten-free (gluten-free flour blend) and dairy-free (almond milk), but the ganache was the same as Abby used on her marble cupcakes (see here).  OK, so I did the icing, and it’s not as pretty as Abby’s have been, but it was a little difficult just with ganache!  Now, since the marble cupcakes were NOT gluten OR dairy-free, I made sure to leave one of these strawberry cupcakes aside without the ganache so I could have one.

And the verdict?  Well, it was nice and moist and yummy.  Abby and her friend loved them.  Henry loved them.  Everybody loved them!  So, thank you to Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe and to Cupcake Wars for the inspiration of making these into cupcakes.  Yes I know that Abby just made cupcakes yesterday and we made some more today.  And in the next few days there may be another post where Henry and I spend some time together in the kitchen.  Keep you waiting with bated breath!

Thanks for reading – I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions on anything you read on this website.  And please spread the word if you like what you read to your friends and family – the more the merrier!

Until next time, enjoy cooking at home … with kids!



2 thoughts on “Strawberry cupcakes

  1. You will have to change the sign to Sarah’s and Abby’s kitchen or Schwarz family kitchen if Henry joins in.

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