Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kiwi Strawberry Cupcakes

We only go to Costco once in awhile, usually about once a month, and mainly to buy paper goods, water, and meat--the price is worth it! When we do go though we will sometimes buy fruit and veggies depending on what they have at the time. This time we got kiwi, and in Costco fashion- they only sale them in bulk! So, what to do with so much kiwi before it goes bad?!?! Bake with it of course! 

I've never baked with kiwi before so I wasn't sure how they would come out, but, they are delicious! I love kiwis and strawberries together so I decided to mix in some strawberries too. 

I pureed the kiwi but only chopped up the strawberries- next time I might try switching it up and see how that changes the flavor. I use a food processor attachment for my Cuisinart stand mixer to make my purees and it's awesome! I am seriously in love with my Cuisinart mixer! It is by far the best gift I have ever received!! (Thanks Mom!!)

I didn't strain the seeds and beat in the puree and then folded in the strawberries. The batter wasn't as green as I thought it would be- but maybe that's a good thing!! 

 The cupcakes baked up great and I love how you can see the strawberries and the kiwi seeds in the finished product! They also smelled delicious! Yumm! 

The cupcakes had a very mild kiwi flavor and a stronger strawberry flavor so I decided to make a kiwi only frosting. I made my frosting as I normally would have and then folded in chopped kiwi. I love that the frosting kept its white color but that I could see the kiwi chunks in it. 


Kiwi Strawberry Cupcakes

Yield: about 18


1½ cups flour- sifted
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup unsalted butter
1¼ cups sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites
2/3 cup Kiwi Puree
1 cup chopped strawberries

8 oz cream cheese
½ cup butter
3 tbsp. heavy cream
3-6 cups of powdered sugar- sifted
7 oz marshmallow fluff
5-6 tbsp. chopped kiwi


1.    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners

2.    In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3.    In a separate bowl stir milk, vanilla, and kiwi puree.
4.    In the bowl of your stand mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
5.    Add eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
6.    Add ½ flour mixture and mix well.
7.    Add liquid mixture, mix well.
8.    Add remaining flour mixture, mix until incorporated.
9.    Fold in strawberry chunks.
10. Divide batter between cups, about full.
11. Place pans in oven and immediately turn oven down to 325ยบ. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning half way if your oven (like mine) doesn’t cook evenly.

1.    In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
2.    Beat in heavy cream.
3.    On low, add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
4.    Stir in marshmallow fluff until well incorporated.
5.    Fold in chopped kiwi.
6.    Garnish with kiwi slices. 

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