Now that my two children have started kindergarten (first year of schooling in Queensland) this year I am entering the world of parent organised fundraising to help purchase resources. With a cake stall coming up soon I am going to get my daughters, Bear and Bee, to help make a version of their favourite cupcakes. These Strawberry Yoghurt Cupcakes are moist and delicious and their mini versions are sure to be a hot seller.
Mini Strawberry Yoghurt Cupcakes
50 grams unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low fat strawberry yoghurt
1 ¼ cups self-raising flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups icing sugar or icing mixture (which is icing sugar with cornflour added to prevent lumps)
10 grams unsalted butter
1 ½ tablespoons of boiling water
A few drops of food colouring
For the cupcakes
1. Preheat the oven to 180oC and line 2 mini muffin trays with mini cupcake liners.
2. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy and pale in colour.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4. Mix in the yoghurt.
5. Sift the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the cake ingredients. Don’t use the electric mixer for this step as the cupcakes can become tough.
6. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. Fill to about two thirds full.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until they spring back when lightly touched in the centre.
8. Cool on a wire rack.
For the icing
1. Stir icing sugar, butter and boiling water in a small bowl until smooth.
2. Add in the food colouring and mix well.
3. Use a spatula to spread the icing onto the cooled cupcakes.
To package the mini cupcakes for a cake stall, place 8 cupcakes onto a small foam tray or foil covered piece of thick cardboard. Wrap with plastic wrap or place inside a clear cellophane bag. Or use clear takeaway containers to hold the cupcakes. Don’t forget to add a label printed with the price, the name of the item and a simple list of ingredients. This will help customers with allergies to avoid any trigger foods.
My name is Maree Mortimer and I am a stay at home mum to twin girls. I share our cooking adventures on my blog threefootcooks. Threefootcooks is a blog about cooking with young children. On it you will also find information on how to go about cooking with your child, as well as inspiration for what to cook.