{Recipe} Strawberry Cupcakes

My all time favorite cupcake is from a box. (Well, sorta)

Trust me, I never thought that those words would ever come out of my mouth (or be typed). But when I tasted this cupcake for the first time, it was love at first bite. Literally!

It is perfect for those summer days, because there’s something so refreshing about a strawberry cupcake!

Strawberry Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe adapted from Sweet Treats & Good Eats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • Box of White Cake Mix
  • 1- 3oz box of Strawberry Gelatin
  • 3/4 cup of Strawberries (Pureed) set aside 1/4 cup for frosting
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Mix the cake and gelatin together in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, oil and water until smooth. Then add the pureed strawberries (except the 1/4 cup for the frosting) until well incorporated.

Fill lined cupcake tins 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Make sure you cool the cupcakes completely before frosting them.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1- 8oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries (leftover from above)
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • up to 7 cups powdered sugar (until correct consistency)

Combine butter, cream cheese, pureed strawberries and vanilla in a large bowl. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. We don’t like too much frosting, so I do a thinner frosting, but some like a whole lot and make it thick so they can pile it up!

I used a bit of the leftover pureed strawberries to drizzle over the top. It added a bit of tart to the cupcake. Yummy!


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  1. Yum-o-la! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m heading to the store to buy some fresh strawberries now! xo.

  2. Swapped the oil and the water? How’s the texture?

  3. These look delicious and so very pretty! I’d love for you to share this recipe on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-3.html

    Thanks so much!

  4. Yummy! Thanks for linking these up!
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

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