Obsessed with Nadiya Bakes? These are her famous Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with a surprise Oreo bottom and strawberry ice cream frosting!
I’m obsessed with Nadiya Hussain’s Netflix shows. I’m a baker by nature, and she’s got some of the best ways to make complex recipe truly approachable and adaptable to everyone no matter their skill level. Her strawberry shortcake cupcakes are adorable, and I wanted to recreate them myself. But being in the States meant that I had to make a few substitutions for what is commonly available here, and a few adaptations to make these truly easy strawberry shortcake cupcakes!
Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? I found a few simple tricks to make these, doing the hard part for you, converting everything from metrics to US standard measurements, and finding easy substitutions so nothing gets between you and these adorable easy strawberry shortcake cupcakes.
In the States, clotted cream isn’t readily available. Bummer! There are two ways to quickly substitute clotted cream in your recipes. I used creme fraiche for a clotted cream substitute. The other is simple and always easy to find sour cream. You could use yogurt. The thick dairy creams create a mildly acidic environment for your baking powder to help activate, and tenderize the cupcakes. Three easy ways to substitute clotted cream in the United States.
The other easy substitute for self raising flour is to make your own! Most of us don’t just have lots of variety of flours laying around in our cupboards. But we do have all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. You can make your own self raising flour in a snap with these three ingredients.
Easy Recipe Conversions
One thing that always scares people out of baking is that it’s confusing. You can find recipes in metric, or imperial. But how do you convert them? Below I have converted Nadiya’s recipe for these easy strawberry shortcake cupcakes from metric to imperial for those in the US! In baking, weighing your ingredients really does produce amazing results, but let’s be honest, we just don’t operate that way and no one wants to spend their time converting it. I did it for you!