Strawberry Thumbprint Cupcake

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
15 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pureed strawberries, frozen and thawed, or fresh
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Directions
  • For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line regular sized cupcake pans with 15 liners.

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale yellow. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream. Fold in the pureed strawberries.

  • Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full with batter and bake until baked through and golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Fill a piping bag with strawberry preserves. Cut the tip of the bag off and insert the tip into the center of a cooled cupcake. Squeeze to allow a small amount of mixture into the center. Release and remove the bag from the cupcake. Repeat on the other cupcakes.

  • For the frosting: In a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the cream and vanilla until fully whipped. Remove from the bowl. In the same bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until blended and smooth. Scrape down the sides and add the whipping cream. Mix until just blended. Fold in chopped walnuts.

  • To assemble: Generously frost the cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Enjoy!

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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