Pink Cupcakes

I received this wonderful pink ribbon bracelet in the mail the other day all the way from a sweet, sweet friend in The Netherlands.
October is pink ribbon month so it got me thinking about what I could do, so I am dedicating these pink cupcakes for the cause. 
I plan to sell some at the Made n Thornbury market this Saturday and donate the profits to the NBCF

I’d like to share the recipe with you and hope that it gets you thinking as well about what you can do to help.  As they say, every little bit counts.
gorgeous cupcake wrappers from Cupcake Wrapper Co.
Pink Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
Serves: 16
  • 150g strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 115g butter, room temperature
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 150g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 125g plain flour, sifted
  • 125ml milk, room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C/160 C fan, line cupcake trays with papers
  3. Cut strawberries into quarters and place in a small saucepan over a low heat for a couple of minutes until liquid starts being released. add the sugar and allow to cook for a few minutes until strawberries are soft
  4. Using a stick blender, process until smooth and allow to cook on low heat for about a minute, take off heat and allow to cool
  6. Beat butter and sugar until mixture is pale and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
  7. Sift flours together in a separate bowl, add vanilla to milk
  8. Add flour to the butter mixture in three batches alternating with the milk and ending with the flour until all added and mixed well
  9. Reserve 1 cup of the cupcake mixture and add to half the strawberry puree
  10. Spoon white cupcake mixture into cupcake papers
  11. Divide strawberry mixture between cupcakes and using a skewer, swirl the mixture to create a marbled effect
  12. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden
  13. Test by inserting a skewer, it should come out clean
  14. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool
Strawbery Buttercream


Strawberry puree
125g butter, room temperature
30ml milk, room temperature
500g icing sugar


Beat butter for about a minute , add strawberry puree, milk and 1 cup of icing sugar and continue beating for a few minutes until smooth
Continue adding remainder of the sugar and beat for a few minutes until light and fluffy


Thanks again lovely thoughtful Saskia for the sweet gift.
HUGS to you all and if you are free on Saturday hope you can pop by and say hello ♥


  • Cathie your braclet is beautiful and a sweet and thoughtful gesture. Your cupcakes look beautiful and thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. Your thoughtfulness is truly beautiful, thank you for this post to make sure we remember to help as much as we can to such a worthy cause. xo

  • That is such a lovely bracelet Cathie…Your photographs and cupcakes look so beautiful in pink…and you are extremely generous I wish I could have come for a visit xx

  • The cupcakes look divine and what a lovely gift the bracelet is. Hope you are having a great week xx

  • oh what yummy delicious cup cakes!!! the bracelet is so cute too and if I can I'm going to try and make it the market (just to get a cup cake!!!) 😉

  • Cathie these cupcakes look divine and such a wonderful way to raise awareness for breast cancer. I love the little cupcake wrappers!
    What a lovely gift to receive from such a sweet soul that Saskia has and it has been sent to someone so sweet too!

    Have a beautiful evening and a gorgeous day tomorrow. xxx

  • They look really delicious. I always donate and wear a pink ribbon to remember my best friend and to support everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. Its wonderful that you are donating your profits from the sale of your lovely cupcakes – how can anyone resist them – yum!

  • these are wonderful!!!

  • Wish I could be there to buy some of your cupcakes; they look so good and just love those little holders. You are such a good lady; that is why I love to come here.

  • Gorgeous gift for a gorgeous girl 😉 Hope you sold out of cup cakes … love your generous gesture. xo.

  • Oh what a sweet gift! And amazing cupcakes…I WILL be making this one my dear. Thanks for sharing and have a happy day!

  • Cathie, Saskia is such a lovely soul!! So might be YOU!!! I am sure you will give an extra shine to the gorgeous bracelet!!!
    Please, posting these scrumptious sweeties just drive me crazy, Cathie, dear, I die for a bite! They look amazing! Let me close my eyes and pretend they are right in front of me…
    Love! Bela.

  • they look lovely Cathie, to yummy for words, great recipe will have to give it a try. Good luck with the selling they will fly out the door. A lovely idea. Take care Dee x

  • Thank you for the gorgeous recipe and the reminder!

  • Your cupcakes look sweet, sweet in pink! You captured everything gorgeous, my friend. Soooo happy you already received the bracelet, it's still October 😉
    Much love for the rest of your week. Happy happy baking and have lots of fun with the selling! xxxx

  • have a great market, you will sell loads of these little cakes, they look wonderful

  • what a lovely letterbox find – were there some nice stamps there for amelie too?

    a great cause for your cupcakes, have a great day at the markets on saturday – hope you don't stay up too late icing cupcakes on friday 😉

    my oven is bung, so it will have to be strawberry pikelets – fingers crossed on a ew element this week XXX

  • Good on you. Lordy you're an inspiration.

  • Oh wow they look & sound heavenly! What a wonderful thing to do, I hope it's a brilliant success x

  • I can't believe I'm going to miss out on Saturday! I hope you have a lovely day at the market.

  • Bec

    aw isnt the little bracelet pretty! I have 2 punnets of strawberries that are screaming to be used for this recipe 🙂

  • Vic

    Beautiful Lovely – and OMG – those are THE CUTEST cupcake wrappers in the history of the world….

  • pinkalicious! this pink cupcakes are so darling! thank you for the recipe i must must whip them up but i just know they wont look as cute as yours… you have the baking magical touch,

  • Oh My those cupcakes look delicious.
    You know I'm so glad to hear from you, I was getting a little worried. xo

  • Yay! I will get to meet you on Saturday! Hope that didn't sound too stalkerish!
    Those cupcakes look devine, such definitely be buying one on Saturday,
    Have a great day, Dee.

  • Oh my Cathie, those cupcakes look and sound absolutely divine, I will definitely be giving that recipe a go. Thank-you x

  • Oh Cathie, how exactly do you make your frosting pipe on so beautifully? That is some amazing skill you have right there!

  • what a beautiful gift for summer…those cupcakes are stunning – so sweet of you x

  • Thanks for the recipe – I have a fundraiser to go to on Friday and is for NBCF. These will be perfect. What a cute bracelet:)

  • Gorgeous idea and gorgeous cupcakes and bracelet! It's these things and the attitude behind them, that can change the world!

  • I just gained 5 pounds from your photos, Cathie.

  • Oh yum, I don't think I've ever baked strawberries in a cake from fresh before… will have to try!

  • Off to work hard on adapting these to fit into MOTH's No Fat Ever Again diet Cathie!! Wish me luck.
    Millie ^_^

  • great you are doing this for nbcf…and ooh i love your cupcakes…i only dream about so beautiful cupcakes….
    only can you tell me strawberry puree, do it yourself or buy it in a store?