{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!

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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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