Monday 8 June 2020

Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes

Pa Pa Ra Pa Ra!!! Well, I cant keep calm,  As its our 250th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Event, and I am so so happy that I am again a part of this beautiful grown up baby of almost about to be of 5 years. I started this bloghop in 2015, and my first post on this was Chocolate hazelnut pudding. This was started with 3 people, slowly the family grown, many ups and downs, many still there many left, even if I started this bloghop, I couldn't keep continuity with it, And yes I always have regret about that, but many times, your other responsibility and career, not let you do everything what you want to. There is always a chance of evolving your self. This blogging journey made me learn so so many things. I learnt to connect with fellow bloggers, your followers, yours appreciators, your critics, So many virtual friends. Blogging made me to be a photographer, I didn't know that can take this as my career, Its totally different as by degree I am a chemical engineer, and now I am a professional food photographer and stylist in Doha town. In these 5-6 years of my blogging journey and blog hop gave me this identity which I always wanted for myself. And I m touched that I could achieve something by spending time on this. I really want to thank very very old members of foodiemonday who took all the responsibility of bloghop and made it successful still.

Mayuri Patel Dee who owns Mayuri's jikoni blog, who always stick to the rules and always try to bind all of us, always there whenever you need, whenever you want any suggestions. I am glad to meet you dee on bloghop and definitely lucky i am. :) hugs to you

Sujata Roy dee who owns betterup with sujata blog, Yes, the name it self says you can be better in your culinary skills by following her recipes on her blog, she is very gentle, very loving, and always their to help you in need. I have some extra soft corner in my heart for her, which I might not able to express, we never met or never had personal phone call but you are close to my heart dee :) plss be always with us :)

Preethi Prasad dee who owns Preethicuisine blog, very old member of bloghop, very humble, helpful and delicious recipes she owns on her blog. There was a time I had hard time with bloghop she was there with me to guide you on right way, I will be always thankful to you preethi dee :)

There are many other beautiful talented bloggers in our foodiemonday bloghop you really should stop by all their blogs.

check out all of them here:

1) Kalyani sri owning the blog sizzlingtastebuds
2) Narmadha owning the blog Nams Corner
3) Renu Agarwal dongre owns the blog cookwithrenu
4)Sasmita sahoo samanta owns the blog First Timer Cook
5) Poonam bachhav owns the blog Annapurna  indeed she is Annapurna :)
6) Archana Potdar owns the blog The Mad Scientist's Kitchen (I love the name ;))
7) Swati malik owns the blog foodtrails
8) Aruna saraschandra owns the blog vasusvegkitchen
9) Priya iyervowns the blog thephotowali

For this joyous day I wanted to make chocolate bundt cake, frankly I got the tin, I made the cake, cake came out well, everything was good, one thing didn't well is when I coated tin, there was too much flour on coating and It all came in cake. and it was looking appealing. then I tried to cover it with chocolate ganache, But ganache was again very thick, as I add less amount of butter (Bcz I was in shortage of butter) I thought Its ok it will work, but it didn't again, So What I wanted to make I couldn't. At last today in the morning, I simply made strawberry flavor cupcakes and put vanilla buttercream icing when I got butter in the morning, Did make butter well. and add some sprinklers on top. Thts all. and I am all ready with my blogpost of todays 250th foodiemonday bloghop event.


120 g All purpose flour
140 g brown sugar sugar
40 g Butter (unsalted)
1 tsp Salt
120 ml Milk
11/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp strawberry extract
1/2 cup Yogurt

For the Buttercream
125 g Icing sugar
Vanilla extract flavoring few drops
100 gm Butter (unsalted)  softened
15ml Milk (or as needed)


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, and line a 6 muffin tin with muffin cases.

2. Using a hand held electric whisk or freestanding mixer mix the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt on a low speed until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.

3. Put the yogurt in a jug and whisk by hand. Add the milk and strawberry extract and mix together.

4. Pour 3/4 of the milk mixture into the dry ingredients & mix on low speed, then mix on a medium speed until smooth and thick.

5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until half full.

6. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until risen and springy to the touch.

7. Leave to cool slightly and then place on a wire rack.

To make the buttercream mix the icing sugar and butter together, then add the milk, mixing slowly, then increase the speed to high and whisk until soft and fluffy. Add a few drops of vanilla extract. 

Top the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream using any nozzle or simply spread with butter knife. 
top some sprinklers if you have to garnish it. 



  1. Cupcakes look so stunningly beautiful.. such an apt setting for the celebrations.. Congratulations to you for the 250th week and glad be a part of this wonderful group!!

  2. Such a beautiful click Waagmi, but then I guess you know that. Vanilla and Strawberries is a wonderful combination so am sure these cupcakes must be so delicious. Glad that you've decided to join the FMBH group again. It is this group that has kept me focussed on my blog, love the different themes which sometimes challenge us to get out of our comfort zones and above all have made some great friends.

  3. Oh my! Those cupcakes look so perfect and cute! :) Beautiful, beautiful shot too.

    Congratulations to all of us on the 250th!

  4. Waagmi thanks sweetheart for the lovely words for me. Your words brings tears to my eyes. And made me nostalgic. Remembering those beautiful days. I have joined you on my initial blogging journey. Thanks again. We had a personal phone call too, remember your chochchori post. You called me from market 😘
    Now coming to your cupcakes. What a beautiful presentation Waagmi. Loved the backdrop and everything. I have no words to properly appreciate it. Cupcakes looks absolutely divine. Great share and perfect post to celebrate.

  5. Wow such a beautiful cupcake and such amazing flavors. The clicks are beautiful! If I can click itusa like you I will be very happy. Love it absolutely.
    When coating a tin for chocolate cake use cocoa.

  6. Wonderful cup cakes Waagmi.Perfect to celebrate this milestone. I am glad to be a part of this FMBH family as only beacuse of this i am blogging regularly inspite of my hectic schedule.Thanks for the mention dear. Cheers to our celebration!!!

  7. These vanilla strawberry cupcakes look so cute and perfect. The presentation is saying all about the celebration my dear. Thank you for joining us again :)
    Happy 250 to all of us !

  8. Vanilla strawberry cup cakes looks amazing with stunning pic Waagmi. Loved the butter cream with candle on top.Thanks for starting this group, i am learning many things from all bloggers, happy that you joined group again.

  9. wow. such a gorgeous cup cakes to celebrate occasions. Stunning pics as usual. Thanks for starting this wonderful group and happy to know you too.

  10. Congratulations to you on starting this group and rejoining it. Delicious cupcakes and stunning pics.

  11. I am always aweed with your stunning photography Waagmi. So glad to have you back on bloghop. Happy 250th to us!