May 4, 2011

"Kiss Me" Kates

I love chocolate covered strawberries so this is my rendition of them cupcake style. These cuppy cakes are flavored with real strawberries and have a little surprise inside. A milk chocolate Hershey Kiss is hidden in each one of these little cakes.

"Kiss Me" Kates are named after my sweet little 5 year old niece Kate.


1/4 c. butter softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. all-purpose flour
2T baking powder
1/4tsp salt
1/3 c. fresh or frozen strawberries pureed
1/4 c. milk
1/2 pkg. sugar-free strawberry jello
2 tsp. vanilla extract
12 Hershey Kisses

For Frosting:

1/2 c. butter softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1/2 pkg. sugar-free strawberry jello
3 T milk
chocolate morsels for trim

Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy then add each eggs mixing well after each addition. Then mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Mix the pureed strawberry, milk, vanilla and dry jello in a separate small bowl and set aside. Beginning with the dry ingredients, add to the butter and egg mixture and blend well. Alternating with the wet mixture, blend all ingredients together. In muffin tin lined with paper, fill each cup with batter 1/3 of the way full. Then place the candy in each cup point end down, then fill cup until 2/3rds full with remainder of the batter. Bake in preheated oven set at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven when time is up and let cool for about 10 minutes. Once warm remove them from the tin and let cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

To make Frosting:
Beat softened butter and add the vanilla and dry jello. Add the sugar in batches alternating with the milk until the desired consistency is obtained. Frost cooled cakes and trim with the morsels.

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