Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Cupcakes with fresh strawberries look just mouth-watering. They are easy to make for Chefs but your guests will find them hard to resist

These cupcakes topped with fresh strawberries are the perfect addition to your teatime buffet. The delicious filling inside the cupcakes is made of tasty strawberry jam. These cupcakes definitely taste as good as they look.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 35 minutes

Cooling time: about 1.5 hours

For 10 people

INGREDIENTS
(6 cupcakes)

For the batter:

4 medium-sized eggs

1 pck vanilla sugar

200 g of sugar

300 g of flour (Type 405) + a little extra for the muffin tray

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened

1 pinch of salt

200 ml Oldenburger Fullcream Milk, 3.5 % fat

200 g of Oldenburger Butter, unsalted

some Oldenburger Butter, unsalted to grease the muffin tray

 

For the topping:

3 strawberries

400 g Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream, 35% fat

2 tbsp powdered sugar

2 tbsp of pistachios, chopped

 

For the filling:

100 g strawberry jam

INSTRUCTIONS

These strawberry cupcakes are little pieces of art: the fluffy chocolate dough is topped with a swirl of delicious white cream, sprinkled with chopped pistachios and sweet strawberries on top. In one word: mouth-watering.

Preparation
Preheat oven (top / bottom heat: 175 ° C / convection: 150 ° C). Grease muffin tray with Oldenburger Butter and dust with flour. Wash strawberries, pat dry, clean and halve.

The Batter
For the dough, beat the eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar using the whisk of a hand mixer for about 5 minutes, until frothy. Mix the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and sift into the egg mixture. Then stir in salt, milk and Oldenburger Butter. Divide batter into 6 portions of a muffin tray and bake for about 35 minutes. Take out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

The Cream
Beat the Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream and powdered sugar with the whisk of a hand mixer until stiff and pour into a piping bag.

Preparing the Cupcakes
For the filling, form a small hole in the center of the cupcakes using a teaspoon, about 2.5 cm deep. Fill with jam and pipe the whipped Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream on top.

The Final Touch
Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and garnish each cupcake with half of a strawberry.

TIPS FROM CHEF TO CHEF

01. Instead of strawberry jam, any other type of fruit jam can be used, frozen or fresh.

03.  Butter adds a special flavour to any baking product. It also makes a cake more supple and juicy. This is because the ingredients react chemically as well – which is why butter in cakes is different from melted butter in a frying pan. The temperature in a baking product is not as high as the surrounding oven temperature. In cakes, the temperature is usually around 100 °C. So don’t worry – the butter will not burn.

02. Using Milk in baking will result in a rich and smooth taste experience.

04. Butter gives a wonderful smell and taste to any baking products. It is easy to use and works well baked as well as in any fillings. Butter is a wholly natural product with no artificial or processed fats.