Monday, September 10, 2012

Strawberry Daiquiri Shortcakes

This is my first month participating in the The Secret Recipe Club, where you are assigned another person's food blog to make a recipe from and we all post what we made on the same day.    The blog I was assigned was Fallon's Cucina.   I spent a long time going through her blog and in the end decided on the Strawberry Daiquiri Shortcakes, as I really enjoy making desserts and Randal loves strawberries, so I thought this would be a great choice.

This recipe, which originated at Booze Cakes, was a little heavy on the rum for us.   If we ever made them again, we would at least halve the amount of alcohol.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup rum
1/4 cup strawberry yogurt
1 cup strawberries, chopped

Mascarpone fluff:
8 oz mascarpone cheese
2/3 cup icing sugar
1 tsp strawberry jam
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp rum
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla and rum, followed by the flour and salt. Stir in the yogurt and strawberries and fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.

To make the marscapone fluff, in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat all ingredients together until smooth.
Top each shortcake with the fluff and a a few strawberry slices.

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Lisa~~ said...

I love boozy cakes so probably would make them full strength for us but maybe some half strength for the "light weights". Looks delicious and love your pictures.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC entry: Fried Green Tomatoes.

Cook Lisa Cook

Heather Lynne said...

These look great! I've made several "Boozy" cupcakes before but never strawberry daiquiri! I'm making this one soon.

shelley c. said...

Wow - those look and sound absolutely delicious. This was my first month with SRC, too :) You picked an awesome recipe to start with.

April Tuell said...

I've never made a "Boozy Cake" before, but my ex-SIL used to and they were good! It looks like it turned out fabulous, cant wait to try it.

Daniel Saraga said...

the cupcakes look amazing, and really, is there ever too much booze?

Fallon said...

Wow they look amazing!! Funny how you said the booze was a bit much, I barely tasted it in mine!

colleen said...

Too much rum? Maybe not enough strawberry ;) Looks lovely though.

Danielle said...

Looks great - I love a booze dessert!

Miz Helen said...

I just pinned your awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Miz Helen

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! Just pinned this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Blog Hop Social!