I work from home. Most people think that means I get to lay around in my sweats all day. Not the case. I am up most days making my man breakfast and lunch for him to take out the door by 7am. After that I do lay down and do my writing. It is hard to say no to two cuddly chihuahuas that are in my bed begging for me to join them in snuggles. This is where I do most of my writing and editing. By 10am I am in the shower, by 11 I am at a local grocery store, or farmers market picking out what I will be making for dinner. By the time my Man is returning home, I am in a dress, hair curled, jewelry on. I try to show my Man that it is important to me that I look good for him. He appreciates it. He tells me all the time. I know I would love to come home to a my man looking and smelling nice and presenting me with a nice meal, so why wouldn't I do it for him?
Romantic Tip: Get fancy by dressing up and splurging on a loved one. It is a timeless way to tell someone you love them.
Now on to today's recipe!
I have been making these cupcakes for years. Every time I make them, I get so many raves from the people I share them with. This time I made them for my building manager and the maintenance guys. I also dropped two off at my friends loft who lives in my building. I got raves from all them saying they were the most delicious cupcakes. Why are they the best you ask? All organic ingredients, made from fresh local strawberries, natural raw sugar and free range eggs. It makes a difference. Don't believe me? Give it a try!
The Best Strawberry Cupcakes
This recipe makes 9 cupcakes, Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you are only making them for you and your love.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Prepare your muffin/cupcake tins by filling with paper liners.
In mixing bowl combine:
1 Cup Flour
3/4 Cups Sugar
1/4 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
Mix on low speed for 30 seconds then add:
6 TBSP Softened Butter
1/3 Cup Strawberry Puree
Mix to blend then beat to light and fluffy for about 3 minutes.
In another bowl whisk together:
2 Egg Whites
1/8 Cup Milk
In 2 separate additions add to cake batter. Blend after each addition until incorporated and wipe down sides of bowl.
Split batter into prepared cupcake tins
Bake for about 30 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
With an electric mixer beat together equal parts:
4 oz Cream Cheese
1/8 cup strawberry puree
1/8 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Beat until light and fluffy.
Top with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting