Friday, June 17, 2011

1 Sick Kid + 1 Healthy Kid + 1 Uber Tired Mum = Strawberry Cupcakes w/ Lemon Buttercream!


So you know those nights right? The nights where you wake up to the sound of crying. So you go in to find a little face in distress and feels like you can fry and egg on their forehead. Well that was last night. We gave Tylenol, got 5 hours. Woke up to administer more and was immediately thrown up on. Placed in cool bath, changed, put back to bed. “Mummy, I don’t want to sleep alone”, so guess where I “slept”. So one could say I’m a tired mum today! So that’s one kid.


The other kid is A-Ok but it’s summer vacation and she’s spent every day playing with her friend from next door. This is the most time they’ve spent together and are two very strong willed little girls. Needless to say, there are disagreements. So we separated them today. Abby was not happy about this.

After the second showing of Megamind, I needed a change or I was going to start screaming. “Ok, what do you want to do?”…”cupcakes”…”what kind”…”strawberry”. DONE!


These are a little different then the other ones I made. These are a lot lighter.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (again I used apple vinegar )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined. Fold in strawberries
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins. Bake in oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 20mins. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

I frosted with lemon buttercream, basically that’s a regular buttercream recipe but instead of milk, used lemon juice.


The girls are happy with their creations. I’m still super tired and it’s date night. We were suppose to play tennis but I think a nice quiet dinner out will be perfect!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. Oh man, I dread nights like that. Glad to hear you made it through basically intact. Cupcakes are always a fun project with little ones...these sound delicious!

  2. Oh, sorry to hear that you are having to deal with a sick little one and hope she is better soon. Hoping too that you did get out and enjoyed a quiet dinner (hope you didn't order dessert though and come home and had a few of your beautiful cupcakes!)

  3. That sounds like one heck of a night! Hope your family is feeling better! These cupcakes look delicious! Way too cute for kiddies to have made!

  4. I am sorry for the sick wee ones..NO FUN! those cupcakes are gorgeous and look so so yummy. GREAT JOB and thanks for linking them up. So excited to see what you are up too. Best always!