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Hummingbird’s Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

I’m really getting into this ‘being a domestic goddess’ malarkey so jumped at the chance to flex my baking muscles (they are still quite small) and bake some lush cupcakes for a friends birthday. After scanning the web my choice was pretty tough until my friend Robyn suggested I take a peak in The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. My mind was instantly made up – Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes were now on the menu!

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes you will need;

120g plain flour

140g caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

A pinch of salt

40g unsalted butter (room temperature)

120ml whole milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

12 large strawberries (chopped into small pieces)

150g digestive biscuits (the recipe suggested 200g but I found this too much)

For the cream cheese icing you will need;

300g icing sugar (sifted)

50g unsalted butter (room temperature)

125g cream cheese (cold)

Equipment;

Paper cupcake cases (usually I like to use my silicon case, but the recipe does specify paper ones)

12 Hole cupcake try

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Making the Cupcakes!

1. Preheat your oven to about 170 degrees and lightly grease and line a deep 12 hole cupcake tray.

2. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a large bowl and beat with an free standing mixer or electric whisk on a slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.

3. Pour in the milk and the vanilla extract and beat on a medium speed until all ingredients are well mixed.

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4. Add the egg and continue to beat for a few minutes to make sure that all of the ingredients are well incorporated (you may need to scape the side of the bowl with a spatula to make sure you get everything).

5. Divide the chopped strawberries between the paper cases. My strawberries where a little tart so I sprinkled a tiny pinch of caster sugar over them.

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6. Spoon the cupcake mixture on top of the strawberries until the cases are three-quarters full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown on top.

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7. Once out of the oven leave the cupcakes to cool in the tray before turning them out.

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8. Prepare the digestive biscuits by roughly breaking them up and grinding them up until fine in a food processor. Alternatively put them in a plastic freezer bag a beat with a rolling pin until fine.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1. Beat the icing sugar and the butter together in a free standing mixer or with a electric hand whisk on medium-slow until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

2. Add the cream cheese in one go and beat until it is completely incorporated.

3. Turn the mixer/whisk up to a medium-high speed and beat for 3-5 minutes until light a fluffy (don’t over beat or will turn runny).

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Finishing Touches

9. When the cupcakes are cool spoon the cream cheese frosting on top and finish with a generous sprinkling of the finely ground of biscuits.

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10. Enjoy! (I do recommend eating these posh cupcakes with a folk as the strawberries at the bottom can be a little soft, but incredibility delicious!)

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One comment on “Hummingbird’s Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

  1. Fern
    February 14, 2015

    I had the urge for strawberry cupcakes and all the way over in Oz again Google brought up your blog for me! Very clever and I do love a hummingbird cupcake xx

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