So…I like to try new flavors. That should be evident with my bacon cupcakes, chocolate chili, and Guinness cupcakes. True these aren’t new flavor creations, they are just new for me to try as I learn.
So far all of my flavors have worked out and been yummy…until last night.
So I thought a good spring flavor would be strawberry basil.
My first inclination was to do strawberry cake with basil butter cream.
At the last minute I decided instead of basil in the frosting it would just be easier to bake it in to the cake.
Well, it was super easy and the batter was SUPER YUMMY! However…when i tasted the finished product…well…let’s just say I couldn’t serve them at work without getting some questionable glances.
They tasted like POT CUPCAKES!! Ok so if they had been pot cupcakes they would have been really yummy ones…but they were basil and I was not going to serve them lol
I will try this combo again but I think baking the basil takes away the basil flavor and leaves a more herby earthy taste. Next time I will try adding pureed basil straight to the frosting instead.
So tonight I am redoing my cake for my upcoming Easter bake sale cake pops and going with classic strawberry banana…should work fine.