You Link it, We Make It #2 – Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

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on February 24, 2016
Recipe @ Don’t Sweat the Recipe

Hello and welcome to the You Link It, We Make It Link Party! This isn’t your average Recipe sharing link party – we’ve got a twist. Rather than us only sharing our recipes with you, we’ll be making, and reviewing, our favorite recipes from those linked up each week!

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Here’s how it works

1. Link up your best recipes.
2. Each of our hosts will pick one recipe to make, review and share.
3. Also, we will also select an additional two features to be promoted and shared across our social media profiles. As a feature, you will also be invited to pin on our group Pinterest board!
Now, let’s meet the hosts of You Link It, We Make It!

Kim of Knock it Off Kim 

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Hi, I’m Kim, and I like to share my adventures in decorating, crafting and cooking, with a little bit of “real” life thrown-in. I’m inspired by things all around me. I love to incorporate those inspirations into my daily life and hope to inspire you in return!

April of Uncookie Cutter

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I’m April, and I’m sharing my journey of fixing up our realtor described “uncookiecutter” house. I love to build furniture, crafts, home decor projects,  recipes – really anything to do with the home.  I love to try and recreate things in popular stores, with my own unique twist. Thanks for joining me on my journey!

Now onto the recipes and our features! We had so many fun and interesting recipe entries from last week that it was hard to choose – Thanks to everyone for linking-up. These were our six favorites!  

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If you were featured please grab a button! 

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We must have both been in a sweet kind of mood because desserts were on the menu this week.

April chose to make Our Table for Seven‘s Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake – be sure to visit her for that review and recipe.

I went with Don’t Sweat the Recipe’s Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes – perfect for my daughter’s birthday! 

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes - No jello or food coloring in these cupcakes. Perfect strawberry flavor! by Don't Sweat The Recipe
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Don’t Sweat the Recipe is a fun blog with a wide variety of recipes. In addition to the strawberry cupcakes, I’m intrigued by the recipe for thin mint knock-offs and apple butter bread! Make sure to check out this site for more yummy recipes – you’ll be sure to find favorites of your own! 

This would be a perfect cupcake for summer,  when strawberries were in season and full of flavor – I found it light, not too sweet, with a perfect crumb and texture. The bake times were right on – my oven runs a bit hot as an FYI. 

The frosting was light and fluffy and had plenty of strawberry taste. There is a note to be sure to reduce the strawberry puree appropriately – be sure to do this or you’ll end up with a soupy mess. Don’t ask me how I know that! You’ll want it to reduce the puree to a jam consistency – 3 tablespoons. 

The cupcakes were a huge hit, especially with my birthday girl! Happy Birthday, Meg, and thank you Don’t Sweat the Recipe for the idea!  


Now, it’s your turn to share!

Party Rules: 

  1. Follow your hosts on social media.
  2. Link-up as many of your favorite recipes as you would like.
  3. Please hop around and check out some other recipes – share the love!
  4. Grab a button and/or link back to one of our sites on your post or your link party page. 
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We, in turn:

  1. Will make one recipe from those submitted each week to make and feature. 
  2. Will share our own personal pictures of our result. 
  3. Will also pick two additional recipes each to feature. All six features will be shared out through our social media accounts. All feature owners are invited to the pin on our group Pinterest board.

*Please note, linking up gives your hosts permission to share your photo and your recipe across social media, with proper credit of course.

Let’s party!

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