The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring!

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Hurrah! The sun has finally come out and spring has most definitely sprung today! The birds are singing, the bees are humming and I even heard a cuckoo earlier, as well as the contented clucking from my sun-worshipping hens. The mercury has risen the dizzy heights of 25 degrees Celsius and we actually had breakfast OUTSIDE on the terrace this morning. My daughter, Hannah, is visiting for a long weekend before she starts a new job, and Malcolm and I have decided to take the weekend off, that means lazy (late) breakfasts, a picnic planned for tomorrow and a barbecue (first of the season) this evening. So, with my heart happier than it has been for a few days now and with an able sous-chef to aid me, Hannah and I set about making these gorgeous little Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes…….aka Strawberry Breakfast Buns or even Strawberry Flower Fairy Cakes…….take your pick!

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe was specially created and developed for YOOMOO, who asked me to see if I could come up with a lovely recipe using one of the new berry flavours. I first discovered YooMoo frozen yoghurt at a Foodies 100 and Tots 100 Blog Camp last year, as the lovely ladies from YooMoo were there dishing out their luscious wares! I have had frozen yoghurt before, when I worked in Harrods during the eighties, our staff restaurant had a frozen yoghurt machine, and I was a regular visitor to it in my breaks. However, things have moved on since then and YooMoo offer some amazing flavours such as DevilMoo ( a veritable chocolate fest), VeryBerryMoo (packed with berries and granola), CherryMoo (cherries of course!) and StrawbSwirlMoo, which is the flavour I used in this recipe, and is natural frozen yogurt with swirls of strawberry sauce, topped with freeze-dried strawberry pieces……LUSH!

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The recipe is shared below so all of you can engage in a little YooMoo cakey happiness, and all you have to remember is to take the frozen yoghurt out of the freezer to allow it to soften before you add it to the cake batter. It’s a VERY easy recipe to make, an all-in-one cake mixture in the same style as an American muffin, so no need to over beat it. If you omitted the icing, these little strawberry yoghurt cakes would be perfect for breakfast or brunch, although were a little naughty and had them avec icing today! These glorious little cakes would also be very agreeable if added to a school or office lunch box, as well as a picnic hamper (and yes, we DID think of that when we made them!), and I can also see them being a wonderful bake to take along to a Cake Fair to sell.

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

I hope you manage to make these little cakes, if you don’t have any frozen yoghurt then they can be made with normal strawberry yoghurt. I am also thinking of making them with some mixed berries yoghurt and fresh blueberries next time, I bet those would be berry beautiful! (sorry!) Anyway, I am not going to linger on-line today, the garden and my sun-bed is calling, so I will leave you with this recipe and say good-bye for now, see you later and enjoy your sunny Sunday! Karen 

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Disclaimer: YooMoo sent me lots of vouchers to exchange at the supermarket in order to try, and then use their frozen yoghurt products in creating a recipe.

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes

Serves 9 large cakes/muffins
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Valentines day
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Deceptively easy little cakes that are packed with strawberries and the secret ingredient, which is frozen YOOMOO yoghurt. These can be made in under half an hour and look far more complex than they actually are. Serve them with extra fresh strawberries and cream if you wish, or a scoop of YOOMOO frozen yoghurt on the side.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (175g) SR flour
  • 4 ounces (115g) caster sugar
  • 2 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil (or flavourless vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125g YooMoo frozen yoghurt, veryberrymoo or strawbswirlmoo (allowed to come to room temperature so it is soft)
  • 6 large fresh strawberries (finely chopped)
  • 9 small strawberries (cut into thin slices, for decoration)
  • icing made with icing sugar and a little water (with some pink food colouring or strawberry juice)

Note

Deceptively easy little cakes that are packed with strawberries and the secret ingredient, which is frozen YOOMOO yoghurt. These can be made in under half an hour and look far more complex than they actually are. Serve them with extra fresh strawberries and cream if you wish, or a scoop of YOOMOO frozen yoghurt on the side.

Directions

Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 5 and line a muffin tin with 9 paper cases.
Step 2 Put all of the ingredients except the strawberries and icing into a mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon, until the ingredients are JUST amalgamated. Add the 6 chopped strawberries and gently mix through batter.
Step 3 Take an ice cream scoop and place one scoop of the cake mixture into each paper case.
Step 4 Bake the cakes in the pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown and firm.
Step 5 Take the cakes out of the tin and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Step 6 When the cakes are cook, spoon or spread some icing over them and then arranged the 9 sliced strawberries on top, 1 strawberry per cake, in an overlapping "fan" style. Drizzle any excess icing over the the strawberries and serve straight away.
Step 7 Not suitable for freezing. Store in an airtight tin for up to 4 days.

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

I am entering these cupcakes, fairy cakes or muffins (call them what you may!) into the following baking challenges:

Tea Time Treats which is hosted by Me and Kate on alternate months – Kate is hosting April and the theme is: Fairy Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins

Tea Time Treats

Calendar Cakes which is hosted by Rachel over at Dolly Bakes and Laura over at Laura Loves Cakes - the theme for April is The Great Village Show, which these would be perfect for!

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

I am also entering this recipe into Mrs M’s Recipe Link Party, as I am very proud of the these wee cakes!

Comments

  1. says

    Doesn’t it just feel so Spring like today? At last!! And what perfect little treats to tuck into as we devour the long-forgotten sunshine and warmth. Have a great weekend with all the family Karen

  2. says

    These look so inviting and definitely scream spring! and eat me now! I saw these yoomoo pots in the supermarket recently and bought the strawberry one to try. Unfortunately, I’ve eaten it so I’ll have to buy another to make these delicious treats.

  3. says

    These look perfect for the first sunny day of spring…and they’re making me look forward to summer and strawberries! I recently tried the strawberry YooMoo and it was delicious but I never would have thought about putting it into a cake! Thanks for entering these into this month’s Calendar Cakes :-)

    • says

      Thanks Laura! I am so pleased I managed to enter these into Calendar Cakes and I have just remembered I need to add you to the link too! SORRY! I forgot! Karen

  4. says

    OMG, I’m salivating over these delicious looking treats! I’m thrilled your Spring is finally arrived! We’re still waiting in New England, the weather been teasing us!

    • says

      Oh sorry you are about to face winter Maureen! It’s been a LONG hard winter here, and I am pleased for this first scrap of sunshine we had! Karen

  5. Fiona Matters says

    These look absolutely gorgeous! I have a definite soft spot for yoo moo frozen yogurt. It is soo yummy!

    • Lisa Williams says

      these are so beautiful I am looking at your cake posts and trying to find ones to make for my mums birthday and I think this might be it :)

  6. Helen Moulden says

    These would be lovely on a picnic! (though I doubt mine will look as professional as yours!)

  7. Stephanie says

    These look wonderful! I’d really like to try them out, but I’m afraid we don’t have YOOMOO yoghurt down here in Australia! Would I be able to substitute with a thicker Greek-style yoghurt?

  8. Jo Booth says

    These look so nice, as they have yoghurt in, this must reduce the calories too. Will try them in the summer holidays :-)

  9. ursula hunt says

    These look absolutely gorgeous, looking forward to English Strawberries again, Summer feels a long way off

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