It was my friend Tami’s birthday the other day and her favorite cupcake is the Strawberry Shortcake at the Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery so I decided to figure out how to make it. I found a copycat recipe online for the cupcakes and then I just tweaked my go to buttercream frosting recipe. I’ve never had that cupcake so I can’t say how it matched up but it looked so cute and tasted great!
Copycat Sweet Tooth Fairy VaNIElla Squared Cupcakes
1 2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 – 5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
about 1 cup melted chocolate candy melts
1 For the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with liners
2 Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar, it will be gritty. Stir in egg whites, yogurt, milk and vanilla just until combined. Add flour mixture and stir just until incorporated, the batter will be thick.
3 Scoop into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to cool completely.
4 For the frosting, beat butter with whisk attachment on medium until light and fluffy, 3 – 5 minutes. Add cream, extracts, salt and 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix on low then increase to medium and whip for 3 – 5 minutes. Add more powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments until desired consistency is reached. Frost cupcakes using the Wilton 1A tip.
(You could use the above recipe and add strawberries to it. I used my favorite Buttercream Icing found here and just replaced the milk with 1/2 cup of strawberries that I ran through my food processor until they were liquid.)
5 For the toppers, cut the stem end of the strawberry off so you have a flat end, one that will sit on top of your cupcake. Melt the candy melts according to package directions. Dip the flat end of strawberry in chocolate leaving top exposed. Allow chocolate to set before placing on top of cupcakes.
cupcake and frosting recipe from Bless This Mess