Hello Everyone! I am Chandra and I am the Preppy Gal behind The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen. I am so excited to be here with Susan and all of you here at Oh My Creative! When Susan approached me to be a contributor on her amazing blog I was so excited and so thrilled to be apart of this great community! I have made a delicious little treat for you all today.
Summer is quickly fading into fall and the days of fresh local berries are coming to an end. So I just had to grab up some Strawberries before they are all gone and make these cupcakes just for you! The cake is made with a surprisingly healthy ingredient that we all know and love!! I used Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt in this recipe and it is absolutely wonderful! I enjoy baking with Greek Yogurt as it keeps baked goods so moist and dense.
I do have to admit a little bit that the star of this cupcake is the Frosting!!! Really let’s admit it to ourselves we all really want the frosting of any cupcake. It is the crowning achievement. This Vanilla Bean Buttercream is thick and bursting with fantastic vanilla flavor. Do you seen those amazing little specks of vanilla? Just Devine!
Here is a little Vanilla Bean tip: Vanilla Beans can be quite expensive. I often use ground vanilla bean. You can purchase this at most any specialty baking store and it is only a few cents per ounce. You get the same superior vanilla taste and the tell tale black speck.
I also love the dense sweet cake that this cupcake has making it the perfect portable treat for taking to dinner parties, school treats, church suppers and any other gathering you might need a treat for.
I do use cake mixes quite often for different treats that I make. I have nothing against them as they can make life simpler. Yet there is nothing really more satisfying than making cake batter from scratch. Knowing that you have had complete control of the amount of sugar and that there are no preservatives or other nonsense that is found in all of our food today. Also it really doesn’t take that much longer either. So I hope that you have some fun making these ridiculously good Vanilla Bean Strawberry Cupcakes!
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I want to thank Chandra for sharing her amazing Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cupcake Recipe! Please stop by and follower her blog The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen!
Hope your day is creative!