Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Milk Chocolate Glaze

1 1/2 cup cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup strawberry preserves

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in butter gradually.  Beat in sugar and mix thoroughly.  Beat in eggs, then vanilla and milk.  Beat just until mixed. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full.  Place a spoonful of preserves in the center.  Cover with batter.   Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

1/2 stick butter
3 heaping T cocoa
1/2 lb confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk

  Melt butter.  In a separate bowl, mix together cocoa and sugar.  Add melted butter, vanilla, and milk and beat at low speed until mixed.  Dip cupcakes in glaze and top with chocolates.