I was Stumbling blogs the other day and came across the most amazing food blog called Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy. The blog post I landed on was her Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. These are the most drool-worthy cupcakes I’ve seen – sweet and sticky strawberry gelee filling in Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Cupcakes, topped with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting, and fresh strawberries. I hardly make it sound as delicious as it looks; you need to go take a peek at these delightful little cupcakes.
I will make the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes from SCCC (sans the gelatin since I’ll be making mine vegetarian), but am waiting for a holiday or special occasion since my new lifestyle doesn’t have room in my calorie budget for them and I’ve been sneaking leftover Easter treats. So I asked our regular contributor and Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Specialist, Charli Cohen, to create a lightened version for us. And boy did she deliver! These cupcakes are gorgeous and I doubt you’ll notice they’ve got less fat and calories, but all the flavor sweet strawberries are able to give.
So as summer is about to arrive, get your garden planted with some strawberries so in a few months you’ll be able to top your cupcakes with some just-picked goodness from your garden.
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