Monday, April 18, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, so I thought I would celebrate spring with some Strawberry Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are super easy to make and taste fantastic.  Garnish them with fresh fruit and a mint leaf to make them extra pretty!























Strawberry Cupcakes

Cupcakes
1 16 oz. container frozen sliced strawberries in sugar, thawed
1 pkg. white cake mix plus eggs and oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 standard size muffin cups with cupcake liners; set aside.
Drain packaged strawberries, reserving syrup.  Set aside 6 tablespoons of the syrup for frosting.
Add enough water to the remaining syrup to measure 3/4 cup total liquid.  Prepare cake according to package instructions, substituting the water-syrup mixture for the liquid called for on the package.
Stir in the drained strawberries.  Your batter will be thick.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.  Bake about 18 minutes or until tops spring back.  Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes.  Remove cupcakes from muffin cups.  Cool completely on wire racks.

Strawberry Frosting
8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
6-8 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
6 T strawberry syrup from packaged strawberries
strawberries and mint leaves for garnish

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and the reserved syrup on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  Pipe or spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.  Before serving, top each cupcake with a slice of strawberry and a mint leaf.
Makes 24 cupcakes.























(Cupcake stand from Target)

7 comments:

  1. Those look absolutely delicious

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  2. visiting via skip to my lou..

    Those cupcakes look and well sound yummy!

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  3. Strawberry cupcakes are the best- yours look amazing! You make the prettiest cupcakes.

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  4. I LOVE stawberries! These look delicious!

    Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  5. Wowza!!!!!!!! I'm soooo making these!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These look so sweet all stacked up on your cupcake holder!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

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