Saturday, May 08, 2010
Strawberry season is in full tilt in North Carolina, just in time for Mother's Day. I'm excited to take these beauties to my parents' house tomorrow, where I'll be celebrating being a mother, and having a mother, with my extended family. This may be my second Mother's Day but that doesn't make it any less sweet! I may, in fact, have already shared one of these cupcakes (or two) with my sweet little guy. And he may have already given me my Mother's Day gift (tickets to see Jack Johnson, courtesy of my main squeeze.) So, yeah, it's already been a good weekend. Tomorrow's beautiful weather and celebration are just, shall we say, the icing on the cupcake!
I wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! And if you're still on your journey to becoming a mother I pray for you daily. There is nothing in the world quite like it!
Strawberry Cream-Cheese Frosting
By Confabulation in the Kitchen
* The cupcakes are made from my favorite strawberry-cake recipe. Be prepared for the following comments: "These cupcakes taste just like strawberry ice cream." "These cupcakes were good for my soul." "These cupcakes are the best thing you've ever brought us!" And no, I'm not making these up! This is good stuff, my people.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup strawberry puree (made from frozen, sweetened strawberries)
5 cups powdered sugar (more or less)
Beat butter and cheese together until creamy. Add puree and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, until you reach the taste and consistency you prefer.
Want more strawberry recipes? Look no further!
* Mama's Baked Strawberry Pie
* The most beautiful strawberry tarts ever
* Strawberry Dumpling
* Strawberry Preserves