Sunday, December 20, 2015

Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe






If you type in #AMWCooks on Instagram, you'll notice I haven't done anything "baked".  I guess it's because I have a brother who is an AWESOME baker I just leave the "Baker Crown" to him!

But when I was gifted a Maya gift pack with easy-to-follow recipes a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to give this recipe a try because I love eating muffins and I really want to get my hands dirty in creating my own cupcakes!  (If I love to eat cupcakes, I may as well learn to make it right?)

For a first-timer, these came out not bad right?

Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream

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If we can do it, you definitely can!


How to make Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Ingredients for Strawberry Cupcakes
  • 1 pack MAYA Pancake and Baking Mix 350g
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup water
Ingredients for Vanilla Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups sifted confencioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Let's start with the Strawberry Cupcake preparation:
  • Mix all ingredients (MAYA Pancake and Baking Mix, sugar, oil, eggs, lemon extract, strawberry jam and water)

How to make strawberry cupcakes step by step guide
  • Mix until everything until you don't see any lumps.  At this stage, I just leave the mixing to my son who was so eager to do this task and do the rest once he's tired!
Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

At this stage, you have to quit worrying about mess and enjoy the ride!  It will be messy for sure but it was all worth it!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

  • Once you are happy with the consistency, scoop batter and fill it into a muffin pan until 3/4 full.
Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

  • The oven was preheated over 350F/177C.  Bake for 20-25 minutes and remove from pan and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Prepare Vanilla Buttercream as you wait for the strawberry cupcakes
  • Cream butter and shortening together with a mixer or wooden spoon.  We have a mixture at home but we chose to do the manual labor because again, this is not just a baking activity but bonding time between me and my son.
  • Gradually add the sugar followed by milk and vanilla.
How to make easy vanilla buttercream recipe
  • Beat until light and fluffy and add more sugar if needed depending on your desired sweetness.
How to make Easy vanilla buttercream

  • I let Kyle do his work as I enjoy watching how he is such a natural in the kitchen!
Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Once the cupcakes are ready and cooled....
How to make Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Feel free to spread or pipe the vanilla buttercream on cooled cupcakes. 
How to make Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Note to everyone: The Vanilla Buttercream isn't fluffy enough as I left my son to do that job!  For me, I don't mind the not-so-pretty buttercream as long as we enjoyed the activity and nevertheless, they tasted really good!

How to make Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe with Maya

Fellow mommies with toddlers, don't be scared to let your daughter or son play with you in the kitchen!  They don't need to have interest on cooking or baking but letting them in with your daily activities will make them feel closer to you, at the same time, they learn so much in terms of ingredients, colors, shapes and even textures!  Kyle can now say: "Eggs" "Butter" "Flour" "Strawberry" because I highly believe in FUN-Learning!  

Kudos to Kyle for a great job and all thanks to my ever supportive husband Mr. AMW for cleaning up the mess we made and for taking our photos!  This is entirely a family affair I will keep in my heart forever!

Any other easy-to-do, kid-friendly recipes you may want to share?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

6 comments :

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    1. thanks sis! how are you? Happy HOlidays!

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  2. Kyle looks adorable maybe when he's old enough he'll be the one to dethrone his uncle lol!

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  3. Ang cuteee!!! Naman ni kyle mukang enjoy na enjoy sa pagmimix! Minsan try ko rin gumawa ng ganyan with my daughter!!!

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    1. Super enjoy ayaw umalis! kaya kung ano ano itsura na ng vanilla cream! Go ahead, bonding time between you and your daughter!

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