Strawberry Poke Valentine Cupcakes
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  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 20 mins Cook time: 18 mins Total time: 38 mins Yield: 24 cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes
  • 3 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 4 egg whites 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3-ounce box strawberry Jell-O 42 Valentine themed baking cups Frosting 4 cups confectioners sugar ½ cup shortening ¼ cup whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or strawberry extract Valentine candy sprinkles Instructions To make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup regular size muffin pans with 24 of the Valentine themed baking cups. In a small bowl or cup, stir together milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder together. Set electric mixer to medium, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add flour to butter mixture alternately with milk. Beat on low speed until blended. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter. Fill baking cups about two-thirds full. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks. Cool about 20 minutes. While the cupcakes are cooling, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over Jell-O. Mix until dissolved. Using a toothpick, poke each cupcake several times. Spoon one tablespoon of the jello mixture over each cupcake. Return to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting. To make frosting: In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Add vanilla. Add milk a little at a time until frosting is smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Dollop about one heaping tablespoon of frosting on top of each cupcake. Fluff frosting with back of spoon. Add about a pinch of Valentine themed sprinkles to top of each cupcake. Put each decorated cupcake in second baking cup. 3.2.2925



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