I've been on a big cupcake kick recently. More specifically, I've been really into making cupcakes and then inserting some deliciousness into the middle. I want all the calories I can get without all the hassle of eating multiple things. So, in celebration of fireworks and bbq I made some "somewhat" lighter cupcakes.
I bought 1 box of regular angel food cake, whipped that up and put it into a cupcake pan. The batter went into my 12 cupcake pan twice and a shade more. Cooked them till they were gold and beautiful on top then as soon as they cooled, which was almost instant, I dug out a little hole right in the center of the cupcake.
For the filling, I went even easier. I bought a squeezable strawberry jam and filled up the holes in the cupcakes.
The icing was a buttercream recipe. I used 4 cups of powdered sugar, a stick of room temp butter, a teeny tiny splash of vanilla, and some splashes of heavy whipping cream. I sadly didn't have milk but somehow had whipping cream so that is why I used it. I added a bit of water to it because I didn't want the icing to be face blasting rich.
So, there is the red-jam, the white- angle food, and now....the blue! Get yourself some blue sprinkles and go to town.
THESE ARE DELICIOUS!
Seriously, I was going to take a picture of it cut in half but I just started eating and could.not.stop.
Cupcakes with the strawberry jam filling
I put my icing in a baggie and snipped off one corner