The butterflies were dusted with gold pearl dust.
Yummy! Look at the real strawberry flecks in that cake!
Strawberry Cake Recipe:
Adapted from A Dash of Sass
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups strawberry puree*
about 1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare muffin pans with liners.
In a mixer, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time until incorporated, scraping the bowl as needed.
Add vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add dry ingredients to butter mixture alternating with strawberry puree and milk.
Fill muffin liners about 2/3 full with batter.
Bake for 20 mins or until done.
Let cool and top with your favorite cream cheese frosting. :)
Makes about 30.
*Note: I used a homemade strawberry puree that is simply pureed strawberries with a splash of lemon juice and a dash of sugar. I freeze it and let it thaw when needed for yummy recipes like this one!
Taken in my backyard today. :)
Hope you are enjoying these last few days of summer!