As much as i’d love to gush about the fantabulous moist and easy chocolate cake, i couldn’t because personally, i feel that the credit for this cuppie of mine goes to the frosting.
Yup, the highlight for this post is actually the strawberry frosting, not the cake. :)
I came up with the frosting specially for a gf’s birthday because judging from her love for strawberries, i reckon this would be the perfect birthday gift for her and i think it was. Her reactions told me so! Grin. She made me feel as though all my effort (2 days’ worth of effort mind you, including an early Sunday morning madness) was worth it.
It was my first attempt making frosting with fruit puree. Uh huh, the pink colour came from strawberry puree, not artificial food colouring which i don’t quite fancy unless i have no other options. The frosting tasted amazing. I loved how well the strawberry frosting complimented the dark chocolate cake… Best of all, the strawberry flavour was not subtle at all but very strawberrylicious!
Can you say YUMS already? ;)
Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting
200g butter, softened
70g cream cheese, softened
40g icing sugar
50g strawberry puree
1. Cream butter and sugar together for a minute. Add in cream cheese and beat till creamy and pale.
2. Taste and adjust accordingly.
3. Fold in puree.
Option 2, a healthier choice
Because i didn’t have the permission to publish the friend’s easy but to die for chocolate cake recipe, i have included 2 other options which you can pick from.
Hope you’ll love the frosting as much as my girlfriends and i did. :)
Note : if i were to make the same frosting the next time, i’d puree the fruit from scratch instead of using frozen ones. if you have got eagle eyes, you’ll know why. ;)