Strawberry ‘N Cream Cupcakes & A Giveaway From Zutano & Vermont Creamery!


I picked up a package last week that has made my last few days very tasty. Vermont Creamery sent me some of their goat cheese! Mild in flavor, nutrient dense and high in calcium and protein, goat cheese in one food that is on my list of favorites. Vermont Creamery has a range of different cheese that you can crumble or spread (hello roasted red pepper) and dip. I was going to take pictures of the dip, until I realized that each container was empty. Oops!

It was fun to learn that the Vermont Creamery lives just down the road from one of our favorite fashion brands for kids – Zutano! My son has been wearing Zutano since the day he was born and we’ve been big fans of their bright and colorful and high quality apparel for years. Zutano has always strived to support a nurturing world for babies to thrive in, so it was no surprise when they decided to team up with their neighbors on a fun (and delicious) initiative.

We are still in the thick of strawberry season and over the past couple of weeks we’ve taken the kids strawberry picking several times. Freezer jam is their all-time favorite and so we like to make as much as we can for the winter months. In an attempt to make a treat for the kids, I decided to make a Strawberries ‘N Cream Cupcake topped with goat cheese frosting. Don’t wrinkle your nose, it was divine! The goat cheese added a slight tang and overall lots of creaminess to the frosting. After dinner, my son and I sat in the lawn and dined on cupcakes (recipe below).

Isn’t his outfit cute? Zutano has some super adorable prints out this summer and they want to give one to you! Win a $75 gift certificate to Zutano and a basket of delicious goat cheeses from Vermont Creamery by entering the contest below. This contest is open to U.S. residents and Canadians! Good Luck!

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Strawberries ‘N Cream Cupcakes With Goat Cheese Frosting

Cake Ingredients:

1 batch of your favorite Vanilla Cupcakes
¾ c Strawberry Jam
Goat Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

12 oz Vermont Creamery’s Classic  Creamy Coat Cheese
6oz Butter, softened
4 c Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ to ½ c Milk


Strawberry jam or fresh strawberries

• Mix cake batter together as recipe dictates
• Gently stir in raspberry jam and fold in fresh raspberries.  Bake as directed.
• While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting.
• Cream butter and creamy goat cheese.
• Add powdered sugar , beat with mixer.
• Add milk and vanilla slowly in 2-3 parts, beating till frosting is at desired consistency.  If frosting  is a little too wet, add a little more powdered sugar.
• Spread or pipe onto cupcakes and top with 1-2 tsp of fresh strawberries or strawberry jam.

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Zutano and Vermont Creamery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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17 Responses to "Strawberry ‘N Cream Cupcakes & A Giveaway From Zutano & Vermont Creamery!"

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  1. tracy

    July 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Oh my goodness! That’s so GENEROUS! And yummy!

  2. MA

    July 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Spunds amazing! I have to try that recipe!

  3. mongupp

    July 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Yes I love goat cheese! Tastes good spread on a fresh pear slice.

  4. Maggie Wallace

    July 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I love goat cheese! Have never tried it as a frosting, but will now! Sounds yum!

  5. Tessa

    July 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, strawberries and Vermont cheese? Yes please!

  6. Staci A

    July 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Yes, we really like it. I’d love to try your recipe!

  7. Sonya Morris

    July 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I have never tried goat cheese before.

  8. Jamie

    July 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I LOVE goat cheese. Not being able to have it while pregnant is (embarassingly) devastating.

  9. Nannypanpan

    July 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I have never tried it but we love cheese

  10. Ashley

    July 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    YES! We love goat cheese! thanks for the chance 2 win this awesome prize!

  11. Natalie S

    July 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I have never tried goat cheese but would love to give it a shot!

  12. Lacy Stroessner

    July 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese. Eat it all the time :)

  13. Vivienne

    July 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Love, love, LOVE goat cheese. My two favorite recipes are brownies with goat cheese marbling and goat cheese + honey on some multigrain crackers. Now I’m hungry!

  14. manda

    July 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Love goat cheese, herbs and honey.

  15. Laura Jacobson

    July 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Oh we love goat cheese! WE use it in our lasagna all the time!

  16. Bethany M

    July 18, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I like it with Quinoa in a chilled salad.

  17. Libby H

    July 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I LOVE goat cheese, and this looks fantastic! Never would have thought of it!

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