Baby strawberry, vanilla & maple syrup teacakes

I love reading all the amazing posts from the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, but never planned to join in, being such a lame dessert maker. However my brother Marc gave me a massive tub of the most delicious, sweet little strawberries today, so I though I’d join in this month’s Berry Nice To Meet You blog hop.

I am not much of a sweet tooth. And I’m definitely not much of a baker. In fact, the only cake I can make which consistently works is my easy apple tea cake… So I adapted it to make these little baby cakes, by simply replacing the apple with strawberry, adding a few extra flavours, and making them teeny weeny. (They look a bit like boobies, don’t you think?)

Baby Strawberry, Vanilla & Maple Syrup Teacakes

In a large mixing bowl combine:

  • 125g melted butter
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 large or 2 small eggs (free-range of course!)

Mix well, then place teaspoonfuls of the mixture into a mini cupcake/muffin tray.

Gently press a strawberry (or half a strawberry, if large) into the top of the mixture.

Bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes, or until golden and slightly crisp around the edges.

They’re not fancy, but if you’re a bit challenged in the dessert-making department like myself, they are nearly impossible to ruin! Good luck, lame bakers of the world!

8 thoughts on “Baby strawberry, vanilla & maple syrup teacakes

    • That’s right! I kind of liked that each one has about the same amount of strawbery as it does batter. Very wholesome therefore you can eat lots of them. 😉

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  2. I’m gonna try these using canna butter & instead of strawberries, I’m gonna use dark cherries stuffed w/a few chocolate chips.
    This will b my 1st attempt at using my canna butter.
    Hope I get some sleep

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