Cupcake and "Sweet Thing" patterns shown above are from: SUBLIME STITCHING: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To
by Jenny Hart (Chronicle Books)
A heart shaped box of chocolates is fine and good, but nothing beats homemade strawberry cupcakes with fluffy pink frosting on Valentines Day. I couldn't wait until then, so I made some for the office last night. I like this recipe, not too sweet - so you still have room for chocolate too!
For the cupcakes:
For the frosting:
This is how you do it:
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line cupcake pan(s) with paper or foil liners.
Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add flour mixture in small batches and stir until just combined.
Coarsely chop strawberries in food processor (or by hand). Fold into batter.
Fill cupcake wells ¾ full with batter.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to frost. Frost cupcakes when completely cool.
Makes 2 dozen
Source: A shabby old index card in a cute little box :)