I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate frosting- Conversation Heart Style

This cake recipe is a bit healthier than the back of the box directions. The yogurt addition makes it very moist!
350 F, generously greased pan for 25-30 min

1 box of lemon cake mix
3/4 c water
1/3 cp veg. oil
3 egg whites
6oz of strawberry yogurt

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour into pan.
White Chocolate Frosting:
12 oz of white baking chocolate, chopped
1 c butter, soft
2 tsp vanilla
2 cps powdered sugar

In a saucepan, cook and stir the chocolate over low heat until melted. Cool. In a large bowl , beat the butter until fluffy on med. speed, beat in chocolate and vanilla and gradually add the powdered sugar.
*Frosting will harden b/c of the white chocolate in it so if it hardens before your ready for it to then just add a couple of drops of milk in it and put frosting in a small bowl then place it inside a large bowl of hot water.  The hot water will soften it up again and the drops of milk will help give it a smoother spreading texture.

For Conversation Heart Style:
Put cake batter in heart shaped muffin pan bake for 15-20min
Let cool completely
divide them through the middle and add strawberry jelly and strawberries
assemble back in place and spread the frosting all over it.

Buy or make fondant and use mini alphabet cookie cutters for the lettering. assemble on top before the frosting cools. 

Store in a cool area.


  1. Sounds very yummy. Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  2. thanks Allie, it was my first time linking up. it has been fun to share and learn from others ideas. thx for providing the venue