Source: Internet: Circ. 2010
Cupcakes are a delicious bit of American pop-culture which began somewhere around the turn of the 19th century. I think it’s safe to say, cupcakes are a staple in American baking. Over the years, this baking trend has become quite faddish. Cupcake bakeries, cupcake parties, and just about any other reason for a cupcake exchange have become relatively normal. Thus, the strawberry rose cupcake.
The strawberry rose cupcake is great on a few accounts. The lovely flavor of strawberry in this cupcake is quite genius. It gives the cupcake a very light and delicate flavor-almost something reminiscent of the Victorian era. Coupled with the rose water in the icing, it’s perfection. I wonder why we don’t use this delicate combination more in baking!
Though this recipe is not a descendant from my family, I think it’s time to make it one. She has all the components for success, but the highlight of this recipe is found in the cream cheese based icing. Pipe it through a piping bag for a prettier appearance. My daughter made the first, second and third batch. I’d say they are well loved by friends and family and they have now become known as “Clara’s cupcakes”. Give them a go!
Strawberry Rose Cupcakes
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam
- 2 tsp rose water *see below
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tsp rose water
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups powder sugar
- Prepare this batter as you would any normal cake batter way. Combine and whip together soft butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Pre-combine all dry ingredients. Now combine the dry to the wet and slowly stir up with a spatula.
- Add your buttermilk, strawberry jam, and rose water to the final mix.
- Prepare your cupcake dish by brushing each hole with melted butter and sprinkle a dash of bread crumbs.
- Put in pre-heated 325°F oven for 25 min. or until cooked.
- Cool and proceed to the frosting step.