I just felt in the mood, and half an hour later…
…cupcakes, strawberries, and cream. (Click for larger view.)
It all went in like this (after ten minutes of prep* (1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, spices, lemon peel, and whatever fruit or flavouring you might be putting in, and a little milk for moisture)):
and there’s 20 minutes in the oven at about 375 degrees (during which you can whip the cream and slice the strawberries, or make a frosting out of butter, and/or cream and fruit, etc), and then it comes out like the pictures below show. (By the way, of course you should cream the butter and sugar first before mixing in eggs and then the rest…)
There are any number of variations you can do on this. I made coconut ones a few days ago, for example. Same basic setup, but add grated coconut and some of the water from it….
*Thanks to my sister, cmj, for her basic recipe that I’ve been improvising on.
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