So last week was Jason’s sister Janell’s birthday. And what she wanted from us was cupcakes. Specifically, she wanted chocolate and strawberry cupcakes. No problem, right? So I was like, hey, why don’t we make chocolate cupcakes and fill them with a fresh strawberry mousse (from scratch, with no recipe)? What could possibly go wrong, right?
Ha ha ha.
So after several very unsuccessful attempts at making mousse, we gave up. We decided, instead to give them a strawberry jam filling, and top them with strawberry buttercream. And after all my failed attempts at mousse, we had run out of fresh strawberries. So we used straight up artificial flavoring in the icing. I know we try to be all natural whenever we can, but this frosting was good!
Oh, and a few weeks ago, when our friend Flapjack was in town, he brought us cupcakes with strawberry jam baked into the middle of them. It turns out that, if you put a teaspoon or so of jam on the top of your cupcakes before you bake them, it will magically end up in the middle of the cupcakes when they are done. So we tried that with these cupcakes, and it worked like a charm.
I’m happy to report that Janell loved them, and she had a great birthday! I would be happy to post the recipe for these if you guys are interested, so let me know!