Monday, June 29, 2009

Strawberry Cup Cakes


Ingredients

200 gm maida

150 gm sugar

2 tbsp butter

100 gms plain curd

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup crushed fresh strawberries 

For the Icing

250 ml of fresh cream(chilled for atleast 3 hours before whipping)

2 tbsp of icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

For decoration

Fresh Strawberries

chocolate chips

Method

Sift the maida and baking powder. Grind the sugar in a mixer.

  • Now cream the butter and curd and blend in the mixture again to obtain a very smooth batter.
  • Remove this batter into a mixing bowl. Add the crushed fresh strawberry  and blend well.
  • Slowly mix in the maida a little at a time so that the maida blends well into the batter
  • Grease a cup cake mould and put a spoonful of cake batter in each mould and Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C for 10-15 minutes or till done 
  • Cool it on a wire rack and then keep it aside

To prepare the icing

  • Whip the cream till it doubles in volume and forms soft peaks. Mix in the icing sugar and vanilla essence.
  • With a help of a piping bag make the icing on the cake
  • Decorate with pieces of strawberries and chocolate chip around the cake and then serve