All right, let me start out by saying these little delights can easily be made into strawberry cupcakes or strawberry muffins.
So we’ve all heard of Hungry Girl, right? With all of her tricks and tips for baking and cooking with substitutions for just about everything that has fat and/or calories.
Well the other day I was in Barnes & Noble and I was checking out her cookbook. There are lots of neat recipes in there, and I love the pink!
Anyway, I didn’t write down any recipes, Really I was looking more at her approach, you know her concepts and theories. And, of course the wheels in my mind started spinning.
I am well aware that just about everyone that bakes or cooks has done different soda pop combinations, but I wanted a little more hands on experience. Until now, I have experimented with soda a little, but not that much. Now I have my personal favorites, and I plan on sharing them all with you. I hope you like them.
This time around I went with what I call Strawberry Soda Muffins. Why muffins and not cupcakes you ask? Just a personal choice I made after I glazed them, plus I always love a scrumptious vanilla glaze.
Just try them and let me know what you think.
So here we go…
Fresh from the oven..the smell of yummy strawberry floating through the house. I started with a strawberry cake mix and added strawberry soda.
That’s it, no eggs, no oil, nothing else. It works best if the strawberry soda is room temp. when you add it to the cake mix.
You can find small bottles of strawberry soda at Target. It seems to be kind of a hit and miss thing. Sometimes they have it, sometimes they don’t.
Strawberry delights cooling and waiting to be glazed. Real strawberries could easily be added for you strawberry lover’s out there.
The only reason I didn’t add any real strawberries, is because here at the Haus of Mega, my peeps have serious issues with pieces of real strawberry, and pieces of real raspberry in anything baked!
They claim it’s a texture thing…
My Strawberry Soda Pop Muffins have now been glazed with a nice scrumptious vanilla glaze. You can always add more vanilla to the glaze if you want to. That’s up to you.
Strawberry Soda Pop Muffins – ready to be served!
Strawberry Soda Pop Muffins
1 box (15.25 ounce) Strawberry moist-style cake mix
1 bottle (12 ounce) Strawberry Soda
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk for glaze (or Sweet Cream Natural Bliss Creamer)
* I used Coffee Mate Sweet Cream Natural Bliss coffee creamer, I keep this in the fridge because I use it all the time. The taste is wonderful! Regular milk will work just fine.
vanilla extract, optional – add 1/2 tsp. at a time
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with cupcake liners, or spray muffin pans with nonstick spray.
2. Combine cake mix with soda in a large bowl using a whisk. You don’t need a mixer for these. Whisk the two together thoroughly.
3. Transfer batter to muffin pans filling muffin cups about two thirds full. Bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Check back of cake mix box for exact baking time.
4. For glaze, in small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, milk (or creamer), and vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until a glaze consistency. Drizzle glaze over muffins. Allow to dry completely.