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.
- 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.
- 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!