Chunky Strawberry Sauce and Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

Photo Mar 21, 6 05 16 AM

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I made this wonderful Strawberry Sauce yesterday. I used it as a filling in jumbo gourmet cupcakes, but I also made a great strawberry cream cheese icing as follows with it:

about 1/2 cup pureee’d strawberry sauce in the blender

1 and 1/2 boxes of cream cheese

1 stick butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

4 cups confectioner’s sugar

This made an awesome gourmet jumbo cupcake by adding the strawberrysauce as a filling in the jumbo cupcakes and piping the cream cheese icing on top. For the jumbo cupcakes, I used a classic vanilla cupcake recipe also found here on my blog. Here is link to the Chunky Strawberry Sauce:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/28407-chunky-strawberry-sauce

I also used the vanilla cupcake recipe to make a one layer cake (double for two layer) and I cut a wedge out of top, carefully removed onto a plate without breaking it and filled baked and cooled cake with strawberry sauce. Then I put the top that I cut back on the cake and piped the remaining strawberry icing onto the cake. Picture of finished result follows…keep in mind it was just for my hubby and me so was not too fancy.

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