Strawberry Amaranth Cupcakes Recipe

 
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Strawberry Amaranth Cupcakes
  • Chef: Plavaneeta Borah
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

This sinful cupcake is a winter delight, loaded with the seasonal goodness of the winter berry and amaranth flour. The delicate buttercream is hard to resist!

Ingredients of Strawberry Amaranth Cupcakes

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup amaranth flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups finely chopped strawberries, plus small strawberries for garnish
  • For the Frosting
  • 100 gm butter, softened
  • 200 gm icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry compote

How to Make Strawberry Amaranth Cupcakes

  • 1.Preheat oven to 100 degree C. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Keep aside.
  • 2.In a large mixing bowl, sift both the flours, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
  • 3.In another bowl, whisk butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and reduce speed to low.
  • 4.Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, one tablespoon at a time, and fold. Add the chopped strawberries. Scrape the sides of bowl. Add the milk if the batter gets too thick.
  • 5.Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling them up. Bake the cupcakes at 150 degree C for about 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centers come out clean. Let cool in tins on wire racks.
  • 6.For the Frosting
  • 7.In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy using an electric whisk. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • 8.Add the remaining icing sugar and the strawberry compote and beat the mixture until creamy. Beat in a little milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
  • 9.To Assemble
  • 10.Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, top them with the frosting by filling it in a piping bag and carefully creating swirls on the surface.
  • 11.Decorate with fresh strawberries.

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