22 Jan 2013

Stone fruits cupcake and our summer vacation

The year started and we are returning our activities of daily life gradually, and also with the taste of our relaxed vacation
But I must miss the days of sea and countryside we passed.

I miss being able to buy good vegetables, fruit and homemade bread in small local farmers fair on Saturdays early in the morning and it's mostly cut fruit of the tree that goes directly to the table.

But, okay, the holidays are over and I return to the kitchen, which I confess I missed too.
Arriving here I found these beautiful Rainier cherries . The funny thing about this story was that the grocer had no idea, he thought it had as yellowish tones were not ripe. For those who do not know them are of North American origin, very sweet and slightly acidic, a thin coat and creamy inside And so I made these cupcakes with  cherries and plums heart .

                                                         Stone fruits  cupcakes


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 250g cherries 
  • 250g  yellow plums
  • 250g cane sugar 

  • 360 ml whipped cream
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • Cherries for garnish 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced oven. Line muffin or mini-muffin pans with paper cases.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition (mixture will separate at this stage). Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in half the flour. Stir in half the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk until combined.
  • For 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pans use 2 level tablespoons of mixture. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Alternatively, for 1 tablespoon-capacity mini muffin pans use 1 tablespoon mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Stand cakes in pans for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  •  Meanwhile core and peel plums and cherries.
  • Cut in small pieces 
  • Cover with sugar and light cooking, until get a lighter paste . Remove from heat and pass through chino. Inject it in the middle of cupcakes.
  • Put the whipped cream in a pastry bag and decorate the cupcake with a cherry.


Tor Ince said...

The photos are so dreamy and airy, love them! I've never seen Rainier cherries 'in the flesh', so to speak, but they look beautiful. Love how you contrasted the stone fruits with a light cake. :)

Aim'Art said...

Great fotos! Have a good year! Beijinhos e abraços

sole | puragula.wordpress.com said...

I envy you so much! that fruit is absolutely wonderful!

beleye said...

Oh Silvia, your pictures fill my heart with sun and joy!

bellini said...

Thanks for taking us on this journey Silvia through beautiful photos and great food.

Frabisa-Isabel La cocina de Frabisa said...

Ayyyyyyyyyyyy, Silvia, venir a tu blog es como entrar en el Caribe, siempre tanta luz, fotos hermosas y glamurosas, es un oasis, me rechifla.

Y lo que me ha impactado ha sido la imagen de esa balanza y esa vereda decadente que tantos recuerdos me ha traido de mi querido Uruguay.

Maravillosa publicación como todas las tuyas, te felicito.

un millón de besos

Marly said...

Sylvia, querida, como tem passado?

O seu blog continua lindo, as suas fotos são as mais poéticas da blogosfera de culinária, um encanto!
Gostei de saber sobre estas cerejas, pois só conheço as de cor vermelho-grená, rsrs.
Estou levando a receita dos cupcakes, que devem ser deliciosos!


Angie's Recipes said...

Awesome photos! They for sure have brightened my day!

Madelief said...

Hi Sylvia,

You always make the most beautiful photographs!! The cupcakes look delicious. I will have to remember the recipe.

It's funny to think you had your summer holiday. It's freezing (and winter) in Holland :-)

Have a lovely Sunday!

Madelief x

Cass @foodmyfriend said...

Your holiday looked absolutely stunning. I wish I was half as good a photographer as you are. Your photos made me feel like Summer was going to come back. Our Summer has been pretty rainy :( That is a great recipe. Are they white cherries?

What's Baking?? said...

Love all the photos and cupcake looks good!