Strawberry Lime Stuffed Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 210g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 135g granulated sugar
  • 170g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 120ml milk
  • For the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing :

  • 165g Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar, sifted
  • 5g finely Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated lime zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 drop green food colouring
  • 6 large ripe strawberries, hulled
  • Green sanding sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves or candied leaves

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Strawberry Lime Stuffed Cupcakes

Equipment: 6-cup jumbo muffin tin

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

2) Technique: Whisk Using light, rapid sweeping strokes to thicken or thoroughly combine ingredients. You can also use a whisk attachment attached to a food processor. I know this Teach me, please Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

3) In another medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 mins. While beating, gradually pour in the butter and then the vanilla.

4) While mixing slowly, add half the dry ingredients, then add all the milk, and follow with the rest of the dry ingredients. Take care not to over mix the batter. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared tin.

5) Bake until a tester inserted in the centre of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 mins. Cool cupcakes on a rack in the tin for 10 mins, then remove. Cool on the rack completely.

6) For the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing : Mix the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar and lime zest in a medium bowl. Add the lime juice and mix with an electric mixer to make a firm but pourable Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing . (If needed, add up to 1 tsp more juice, but take care if the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing is too loose it doesn't set properly.) Add food colour to make a pale pastel green Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing .

7) For the assembly: Remove cupcake from its liner. Cut and remove a strawberry (coned) shaped portion of cupcake from the top of each cupcake, leaving about 2cm of cake in the bottom. Stuff each cake with a strawberry and cover with a little bit of cake. Spoon and spread Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing over the top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle with green sanding sugar. Top with small mint leaves or candied leaves.