Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

by Suzanne on March 10, 2011

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Strawberries are such a delicious fruit, how can anyone resist a juicy ripe one.  I love strawberry anything as long as it taste fresh and not the fake processed version of strawberry.  Many of us have a recipe for strawberry cake that calls for strawberry gelatin added to the cake mix, but this recipe is so much better because the strawberry flavor comes straight from the berry.  The cake is amazingly light and moist, but not super sweet.  The cream cheese frosting is also flavored with just the berries, nothing artificial and together with the cupcakes makes a perfect marriage.  Spring is right around the corner so strawberries will be big, ripe and juicy ready for you to make something tasty for your family and friends, so give this recipe a try.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:
1 white cake mix ( I used Ducan Hines)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup mashed strawberries
3 egg whites
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup whipping cream
Frosting Ingredients:
8 oz. of cream cheese room temperature
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup mashed strawberries drained well
(frosting adapted from the cake doctor)
Directions:
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Get your muffin pan ready by putting paper or foil cupcake papers inside.
Step 2: In a large bowl put all ingredients in and mix on low for 30 seconds, scrap down bowl and turn speed to high and mix for 2 minutes.
Step 3: With an ice cream scooper fill cupcake papers 2/3 full.
Step 4: Bake for 21-26 minutes.  When done cool on cooling rack.
Makes 24.
Making the frosting:
Step 1: In a large bowl put room temperature cream cheese and butter together and mix until light and fluffy.
Step 2: Add sugar 1 cup at a time and then add  mashed strawberries and mix well.
Step 3: Frost cupcakes after completely cool and store left overs in the refrigerator.
Notes & Tips:
Can make this recipe into a 9 X13 in. cake or two 9 in. rounds
Can use frozen strawberries, thaw berries first
Frosting is not a piping frosting, its soft not stiff, more glaze like if you don’t have a stand-mixer

Another Frosting recipe you might try is my friend Chris’s Fresh Strawberry Frosting.

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1 Tami March 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

OMG these look so delish!!

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2 Delishhh March 10, 2011 at 5:50 am

LOVE LOVE strawberries – unfortunatly i usually eat all of them up before i can even bake with them :). But this is my kind of dessert, fresh strawberries and not a lot of sugar. Looks fabulous.

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3 Suzanne March 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

I know I have the same problem of eating them all before making some yummy dessert.

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4 Wendy March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

These look very delicious and remind me of summer! And I am ready for summer :) Going to add this to our recipe collection!

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5 Suzanne March 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

thanks Wendy, hope you love them.

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6 Reeni March 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Strawberry cake is at the top of my list of favorites! I was eying my frozen strawberries today and dreaming of cake. And now here you are with these pretty and scrumptious little treats – what a happy coincidence!

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7 Suzanne March 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

Isn't how funny we foodie people think a like :)

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8 lynne March 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

yum! these look fabulous!

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9 Stephanie March 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I just made these today and they were awesome! Thanks for the great food blog.

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10 Suzanne March 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

awe… thanks for letting me know so glad they turned out great for you!

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11 Erin A March 22, 2011 at 3:16 am

Yumm. I make a different version of this same cake using strawberry jello as well. I made them and a strawberry buttercream for my blog post today. (I normally do strawberry cream cheese but the hubby requested buttercream lol)

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