last saturday i've made some cupcake pops and some cupcakes for my sister in law's dinner party and it was a hit especially with the kids, they all loved it. it was my first pops and my 100th cuppies hehe~yeah i thought i'd make something interesting and different, just my luck i saw Angie Dudley made this cupcake pops in The Martha Stewart show. The moment i saw the out come of the pops i knew i have to make it and i did!
in the show, i think they use candy melts and a few other things we don't actually have in Malaysia or at least hard to find items mmm...like the lolipop sticks ( have to sattle with disposeable chopstick, i wonder it'll be the same with ice cream stick), candy melts, and a good quality chocolate (coz here most of the chocolate doesn't taste that good, it taste some oily yuck! so i actually buy cadbury when i in need of chocolate)*long sighs*
in the show they actually baked a cake then processed it into the pops but me being very lazy but at the same time in the mood of making tidious stuff had actually bought a chocolate cake from the bakery...hehehhethen the cuppies. i've got extra unfinished almost dried strawberries so i've made strawberry cupcakes got the recipe from blake bakes and boy it was a hit. although i have to substitute buttermilk with sour milk it turned out well anyway.
1c ripe strawberries
2 C all purpose flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
1 C buttermilk or sour milk*
4 egg whites
1 1/2 C sugar
1/4 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Remove stems from strawberries and mash in a small bowl. (I use a potato masher.) and set aside.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium sized bowl.
4. Whisk egg whites and then whisk egg whites and milk together.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
6. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat in just until incorporated. Add 1/2 of the egg and milk mixture. Mix again. Add 1/2 of what is left of the flour mixture and beat in. Add the rest of the egg mixture and beat. Add the mashed strawberries just before the rest of the flour and mix until everything is well incorporated. You may want to scrape the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula just to be sure you get everything.
Let cool on a rack and frost.
3/4c unsalted butter
1tsp vanilla extract
4c icing sugar