Struesel Birthday Cupcakes

24 May

I was torn between what cupcakes to make for my birthday. Tiramasu? Tres Leches? There’s always a million and one flavours to test out and try.

Finally, I decided on Struesel Cupcakes.

Here’s Martha Stewart’s recipe as follows:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sour cream
Plus struesel topping and milk glaze


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Stir in vanilla by hand. Add flour mixture and sour cream; stir until just combined.

3.Divide batter evenly among lined cups. Sprinkle half the topping over cupcakes, gently pressing it into the batter. Sprinkle evenly with remaining topping. Bake, rotating tins halfway until golden brown and a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.

4. To finish, place cupcakes on a wire rack set over a baking sheet, drizzle evenly with milk glaze.

Struesel Topping Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.

Whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt’ cut in the butter using a pastry blender, or two knives untile combined but still crumbly. Refrigerate 30 minutes before using.

Milk Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons milk

Whisk together ingredients until smooth. Use immediately.

Happy birthday to me!!


One Response to “Struesel Birthday Cupcakes”


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