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Strawberry Cupcakes

  1. Plain flour - 200 gm (1 cup)
  2. Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
  3. Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
  4. Milk powder - 100 grams
  5. Powdered sugar - 150 gm, 3/4 cup
  6. Butter - 6 tablespoons, around 90 grams
  7. Strawberries, sliced - 1 cup
  8. Milk - 1 1/2 cup or 250 ml
  9. Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  10. A few drops of lemon juice plus 2 teaspoon sugar for the strawberries
  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C/325F
  2. Chop strawberries, add lemon juice & sugar & mix well. Keep aside until batter is ready. (or about half hour. This helps to bring out the flavor of strawberries)
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and keep aside
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter & vanilla extract with a wire whisk/hand blender for around 3 minutes
  5. Add the sugar & milk powder and beat until it is soft
  6. Add half the flour & half the milk. Mix well until smooth.
  7. Repeat the same with other half of milk & flour. Beat well to form a smooth batter.
  8. Add the strawberries along with its juices and fold them in
  9. Line cupcake molds with cupcake liners or just cut out small bits of parchment/butter paper and lay it on the molds
  10. Pour the batter equally in all the molds. (Approximately upto half the mold)
  11. Bake at 160C/325F for 25-30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean


  • I cut each strawberry into 4 slits vertically & 1 slit horizontally >  around 8 small chunks. Feel free to cut them into any size you like. But do note that when you have bigger chunks, there's a big gap in the cakes.
  • Its important for butter to be at room temperature to cream it well while beating with sugar.
  • REGARDING MILK POWDER – I also tried a batch excluding the milk powder. Doesn’t taste the same, but the cake works without it too. Just reduce the milk by about 50 ml
  • You can also use blackberries, blueberries, grapes, raspberries etc.
  • Make the same batter & pour it into a cake tin to get a whole cake
  • Let the cake cool completely & frost it with any frosting of your choice