Strawberry Cupcakes and a few bits of news.

Strawberry cupcakes.

1. I wanted to share this recipe I made for Strawberry Cupcakes tonight. They are so yum, very moist and natural tasting because they use fresh strawberries rather than a flavoring. I haven't made cupcakes for myself or my family in forever, just for order so it's nice to do that for a change!

225g caster sugar
210g self raising flour
25g cornflour
125g strawberries (crushed)
225 g butter
4 large eggs at room temperature

0ne batch of vanilla buttercream mixed in with two heaped teaspoons of strawberry jam.


1. Preheat the oven to 175C

2. Mix together the flour, sugar, cornflour and crushed strawberries in a food processor or electric mixer.

3. Add the butter and eggs and mix until combined. Make sure you do not overmix.

4. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases until they are two thirds full.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

6. When cool decorate with strawberry jam buttercream.

2. I have started a new blog, The Feminist Gaze, to coincide with my studies at university. It combines my passions of feminism and film. I would really, very much appreciate it if you could check it out and follow and pass it on if you know anyone who would be interested.

Launched my new blog today, please check it out!

3. I am so excited! I hand in my dissertation on the 15th of September and then on the 23rd I am off to Tokyo for 8 nights! I have wanted to go back for so long, I first went there when I was 18. We booked our flights and hotel this week and I am just dying with anticipation. Japan is such a wonderful country and I can't wait to share it with you.

Before the storm


  1. OMG you're going to Tokyo, I am so jealous!! Japan, Indonesia and Peru are my top 3 places i want to travel around next!!! Good luck with the dissertation, I handed my MSc diss in around that time last year and the feeling of when it was all over was incredible!!! Lovely looking cupcakes too, if it wasn't 10.30 at night I'd totally be tempted to bake some =)

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  2. Good luck with your dissertation! So jealous you're going to Tokyo, it looks like an amazing place. Can't wait to see the fantastic pictures you take while you're over there :) xxx

  3. Good luck with your dissertation! Tokyo sounds amazing too, hope you have a brilliant time! :)

    Maria xxx

  4. Good luck with the dissertation!

    The cupcakes look gorgeous. I'll definitely be trying the recipe!

    And I'm so jealous that you're going to Tokyo!

    Tess x

  5. Such yummy looking cupcakes! Good luck with your dissertation, mine was entitled 'Icons of Femininity: Ethics & Media Imagery' it was one gigantic feminist rant lol I actually enjoyed writing it. x

  6. Ooh those cakes look so good!
    So jealous of Tokyo! x

  7. :o so jelous your going to Japan !!! I study Japanese !!! ^^

  8. Bookmarked these in my recipe file - will be trying this sometime!

    I've just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so, so happy I have - you have a new fan and follower!

  9. Oh my these looks so delicious.

    Helen, X

  10. Omg, YUM. Those look SO amazing!

  11. Those cupcakes look amazing!
    Good luck on your dissertation :)
    I'm heading to Tokyo in about 2 weeks. I lived there for 6 months but I had to come back after the huge earthquake this year so I can't wait to collect my things and say goodbye to all my friends over there. (even though I'm going to be so sad). It really is an amazing city so I can totally understand your love for it. I hope you have an awesome time. If you want to know any places to visit, please give me a shout :) xxx

  12. Those cupcakes look so good, I should make them too some time. :)

  13. You're making me feel guilty. I have done barely anything for my dissertation and its due August 27th, eeek!

    Jealous of Tokyo aswell. I might go to electric picnic to celebrate, or a weekend break in a european city!

  14. gorgeous cupcakes! have fun in tokyo - can't wait to hear all about it x


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