And now it’s time for part two of office birthday #3. You knew I had more than shortcakes up my sleeves.
When the request came in for chocolate strawberry shortcakes, is it bad that I thought of these first? I love pretty much everything about cupcakes, how they taste, how like look, I swear they even smell better than regular cake. In my bookmarks bar, the category ‘cupcakes’ has to be subdivided into smaller categories so I don’t have to scroll down for a mile to see all the recipes. Yes, I know I have an addiction. A tasty, tasty addiction.
The other amazing thing about cupcakes is that you can fill them. I love cupcakes with hidden surprises inside like, pudding, caramel sauce, or in this case, chocolate covered strawberry pieces! There’s nothing like biting into an unassuming, but pretty cupcake, only to find something sweeter on the inside.
Plus, cupcakes allow for a better sense of portion control…if you’re into that sort of thing. The only downside to cupcakes is that I generally only make them when I know there are more mouths to feed than Luke and my own. So I’d say it’s a fair bet I’ll be slipping cupcakes into office birthdays any chance I get.
Anywho, let’s talk about these particular cupcakes. Take a chocolate cupcake base, cut out the middle and insert diced strawberries, cover the strawberries with ganache and top with strawberry whipped cream. Mouthgasm. Eating one of these reminded me of how I need more cupcake in my life. I’ll work on that.
Adapted from Naturally Ella
Frost with strawberry whipped cream.