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Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Santa Hat Cupcakes
Santa Hat Cupcakes
Fun strawberry cupcakes for your Christmas parties.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tbs baking powder
  • ½ c milk
  • 1 c strawberries, finely chopped

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ to 1 c powdered sugar
  • 12 large strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Beat until the mixture is pale and creamy.
  3. Add one egg at a time to the butter mixture and beat for about a minute for each.
  4. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  5. Add about half of the flour mix and stir or beat it in gently.
  6. Add the milk and stir or beat in gently until just combined.
  7. Add the remaining flour and food coloring if desired, ensuring to not over beat the mixture.
  8. Gently fold in the strawberries and pour the mixture evenly among the prepared tins.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  10. To make the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese together for about 2 to 3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  11. While beating on a low speed, add the powdered sugar until you reach the desired texture and consistency.
  12. Pipe some of the cream cheese frosting into each strawberry and then place on top of each cupcake.
  13. Use the rest of the frosting to pipe the hat decoration.