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2015 CWA Baking Contest Recipe Announced
  JANUARY 7, 2015 --

2015 CWA Baking Contest Recipe

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Icing

3/4 Cup strawberries, sliced in half
1-1/2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 Cup milk
1/2 Cup unsalted butter
1 Cup sugar
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
For Frosting:
2 Tablespoons strawberries, pureed
1/2 Cup unsalted butter
2 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
Preheat oven to 350˚.  Line muffin pan with 12 paper liners.  In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder & salt, set aside.  In a food processor or blender add the strawberries and process until pureed.  Put 1/3 cup of strawberries into measuring cup and set aside.  Add rest of strawberries to a small bowl to be used in frosting.  In mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy.  Gradually add sugar and mix till well blended.  Reduce speed and slowly add egg & egg whites.  Blend well.  Add vanilla.  Mix milk and 1/3 cup of puree.  Alternate flour and milk mixture to mixer slowly ending with flour.  Scrape bowl often and continue to blend.  Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely before frosting.
FROSTING:  Soften butter in bowl, add salt and then beat in mixer until very fluffy.  Reduce speed and add powdered sugar and blend well.  Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of puree.  Mix thoroughly.  Ice the cupcakes.  For judging, submit three on a paper plate.  Put your name and Grange number on the back of the plate.


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