It’s not a secret around here that I love cupcakes. So this week, I wanted to make my Grandmother’s classic pound cake in a cupcake form. A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to make cupcakes for her son’s second birthday party. This was the perfect opportunity for Strawberry Pound Cake Cupcakes. California is also in the height of strawberry season, so I am trying to enjoy every last minute of it.
I started with my basic pound cake recipe. For this, I knew I had to fill my cupcake liners mostly full because these wouldn’t rise as much as normal cupcakes. I topped it off with a Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream. This is one of my favorite frostings because it has the fresh strawberries mixed right into the frosting and there isn’t an over powering sweetness from confectionary sugar- because there is none!
Ugh, moving is such a pain and it’s never easy! I have moved so many times, I could be a professional. That’s why we need things like Pound Cake with Champagne Glaze in our lives. Last week I received an email from Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking inviting me to attend a virtual housewarming party for Ashton of the Something Swanky blog. Ashton moved into a new house this week and since we can’t be there in person, we are throwing her a virtual housewarming party! Welcome to your new home, Ashton!
Although I have never met Ashton in person, I am a huge fan of hers (blog stalker). Besides creating amazing desserts (I swear by her poke cake recipes), Ashton provides her readers with extremely helpful and easy to follow design tutorials. I have learned so much from her already; I am hoping to get the chance to meet her in person someday!
To welcome Ashton to her new house, I made my grandmother’s classic pound cake with a champagne glaze. After all, champagne is the best way to celebrate, right?! My mom raves about this pound cake and now I know why. It’s dense and full of vanilla flavor. My Grandmother always baked with margarine, so I figured she must have done that for a reason. My mom says it’s “the best pound cake she has ever had.”