For every special occasion a little girl deserves a special cupcake. My oldest had a picnic at school that had a special reminder not to forget desert. So I didn't!
Kayde loves Strawberries, if she could she would eat nothing but strawberries and she has fallen in love with my new way of making frosting. So this is what I came up with for her.
Strawberry Crepe Cupcakes
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar (and more for strawberry's)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350 and line cupcake tin with wrappers
Cut strawberries and heat them with a tiny bit of lemon juice, a tablespoon or 2 of sugar, a small amount of cornstarch (sifted). Heat until the mixture thickens. Sorry I do this all my sight and taste, don't be afraid to taste it! You want to make sure you get the right amount of sugar.
Whisk butter, yogurt, eggs and vanilla together
In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Slowly add this to the wet ingredients stirring constantly.
Fill cupcakes 1/4 full, Spoon in strawberry mixture, top with remaining batter
Bake 20-25 minutes
Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup butter at room temp.
1 tsp vanilla
3 tablespoons Nutella
In a saucepan whisk flour and sugar together (sift flour first), add milk and cream, cook over medium heat until boils and thickens
Transfer to a bowl and beat on high until cool (about 10 minutes)
Turn mixer to low and add butter a little at a time, when all in increase the speed and beat until light and fluffy
Add Vanilla and Nutella and mix until incorporated
As an added bonus, and because I had left over strawberries, I topped the cupcakes with chocolate covered strawberries. I think this was my daughters favorite part.