#11: Strawberry-Filled Oatmeal Cupcakes

In September of 2009, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

The ingredients for these cupcakes look more like breakfast ingredients than anything, so I suppose the following could also be classified as muffins. And as such, you can eat them for breakfast! ;)

Here are the batter ingredients:

01ingredients

And here are the topping ingredients. Not too different.

02ingredients

Ahh, here we go. The infamous creaming butter and sugar shot.

03butter

Oatmeal is obviously a critical part of this recipe, given the title and all.

04oatmeal

And when you combine oatmeal with brown sugar and butter...

05foodprocessor

You get a yummy, crumbly topping!

06crumbles

Once your ingredients are creamed together,

07creamed

a little bit of oatmeal makes for a nice batter.

08batter

But before they are ready for the oven,

09half

A dab of strawberry jelly must be added.

10jelly

And covered with more batter.

11secondhalf

Look at those. I should've KNOWN they would overflow in the oven. They are already full! Have I not learned ANYTHING?! Somebody slap me.

12dozen

But they just look so pretty! Too bad we aren't done yet.

13single

What did I tell you...overflow. Sheesh.

14overflow

At least when something looks this goofy, it still tastes good. If I make these again, I'll probably divide the batter to twice as many liners!