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Strawberry Cupcakes

Mini-cupcakes are a great dessert to serve your guests. They are easy to store and are a great option for guests watching their figure – they don’t feel pressured to eat an entire cupcake! For my “Time for a Party” cocktail party I made a variety of cupcakes – one of those cupcakes was a strawberry cupcake. The recipe is as follows…

Strawberry Cupcake

Cake:

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 7 cups confectioners’ sugar

Frosting Strawberry Cupcakes
To make the cupcakes look festive, I piped on the frosting and then each one was decorated with a variety of pink sugars and candies.

Decorating Strawberry Cupcakes

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cakes comes out clean. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

For the frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the vanilla extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.
Strawberry Cupcakes
Thanks to Paula Deen for this delicious recipe!
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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

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