Cute Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Cute Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

I haven't done much baking recently (bar the shortbread) so when Emma offered to send me some Silverspoon cakecraft decorations, favourings and colourings to try, I jumped at the chance. I used my basic cupcake mixture and flavoured it with a few drops of Silverspoon natural strawberry flavouring, giving it a very subtle strawberry flavour. I added some more strawberry flavouring to the cream cheese frosting and sprinkled some freeze dried strawberries on top. 


| Serves: 12 cakes  | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes | Total Time: 35 Minutes |


  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 250g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Butter
  • 100ml Milk
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Silverspoon Strawberry Flavouring
  • Frosting:
  • 60g Butter, softened
  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 TSP Silverspoon Strawberry Flavouring
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries to decorate


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c/160fan/Gas 4.
  • Step 2: Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Step 3: In a mixer (or by hand) mix together the eggs and sugar until thick and fluffy.
  • Step 4: Melt the butter in a pan, turn off the heat and whisk in the milk. Add this to the sugar and eggs and continue to mix.
  • Step 5: Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt  and sieve into the egg mixture and fold in. Finally, stir in the strawberry flavouring.
  • Step 6: Spoon mixture into cases and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • Step 7: To make the frosting, mix all the ingredients together in a mixer.
  • Step 8: When cupcakes are cool, spread on the icing and decorate.

 | Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 18th March 2010 |


  1. They look sooo cute with all the polka dots sweeties!

  2. It might be a messy party but a lot of fun

  3. Beth, these are so cute looking and I bet taste yummy too.


  4. Very cute, I bet the kids would love decorating their own.
    Yvonne x

  5. Those look SO good! I can tell I will have to make them one day.

  6. I just discovered your gorgeous blog, and I'm so glad I did! I'm enchanted with your cupcakes - the pink frosting and bright decorations are so delightful!

  7. Beth, these cupcakes would be perfect for a little girl's birthday party. They look really pretty.

  8. Awww they look really cute!

  9. They are indeed cute. I bet children would love a cupcake decorating party

  10. They almost (almost!) look too cute to eat!!! Love them ;0)

  11. Oh these are cute Beth! Lovely.

  12. Love the pic on the polka dots with the polka dots... kind of makes me want to dance the polka!
    ...and eat cup cakes. Cute. Really cute.

  13. PS = do you know how to make homemade clotted cream?

  14. Canadian foodie - keep an eye out on my website as I will be posting a recipe for making homemade clotted cream very soon

  15. Ooh, I didn't know Silver Spoon did chocobeans!


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