With Valentines Day fast approaching, its time for another
This recipe will make 9 blondies, but feel free to double it to make 18. I used freeze-dried strawberries to add strawberry flavor. I discovered freeze-dried strawberries last year and they have been a game changer for my strawberry desserts. They are a great way to add natural strawberry flavor without ruining the texture or using something artificial! Using pureed strawberries is great, but some times they make a mixture too wet.
Strawberry Blondies with Cream cheese Frosting
Cream cheese Frosting:
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground freeze-dried strawberries. (I use a 1.2 oz bag from Trader Joes and grind them in a food processor).
- In a separate bowl cream the butter, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in the sugar, another 1-2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in each egg one at a time, until incorporated.Slowly beat in the flour mixture.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center no longer jiggles and edges start to turn golden brown.
- For the frosting, cream together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Beat in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Use a knife or spatula to spread on top of the blondies, once cooled. Top with your favorite sprinkles!