Tasty Thursdays: Strawberry Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I've been craving something sweet lately so here's a Strawberry Cupcake recipe from Delish! This recipe makes 22-24 cupcakes.

Cupcake Ingredients:
* 1 package(s) (18 1/4-oz.) cake mix, plain white or yellow
* 1 package(s) (3-oz.) strawberry gelatin
* 1 cup(s) (finely chopped fresh) strawberries, with juice (from 1 1/2 cups whole berries)
* 3/4 cup(s) milk
* 3/4 cup(s) vegetable oil
* 4 large eggs

Frosting Ingredients (or you can just buy pre-made frosting):
* 1 package(s) (8-oz.) cream cheese, reduced-fat, at room temperature
* 4 tablespoon(s) (1/2 stick) butter, unsalted, at room temperature
* 3 cup(s) (up to 3 1/2 cups) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
* 1/2 cup(s) (fresh ) strawberries, mashed and drained (3/4 cup hulled berries)
* sprinkles, pink and white, for garnish (optional)
* 24 slice(s) strawberry, for garnish (optional)
1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
2. Combine the cake mix, gelatin, strawberries and juice, milk, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down sides again if needed. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it 3/4 full. (You will get between 22 and 24 cupcakes; remove empty liners, if any.) Place pans side by side in the oven.
3. Bake until cupcakes are lightly golden and spring back when pressed gently with a finger, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, place pans on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes, then remove cupcakes to wire racks to cool for another 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, prepare frosting: Blend cream cheese and butter in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on low speed until combined, 30 seconds. Stop mixer and add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar and the mashed strawberries. Mix on low speed until incorporated, 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and blend until frosting is fluffy, 30 to 45 seconds longer, adding up to 1/2 cup more sugar if needed to get a spreadable consistency.
5. Place a heaping tablespoon of frosting on each cupcake and swirl to spread it out with back of spoon. Refrigerate, uncovered, until frosting sets, 20 minutes. Decorate with sprinkles and strawberry slices, if desired.

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Anna G said...

I need to make some cupcakes or buy some. I´m definitely craving a couple.

Phuong said...

Looks delicious!

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liling t. said...

Cupcakes are just the cutest food on earth! And having strawberries on them is just perfect. I'll definitely tryout this recipe after my finals! :D (and hope I don't mess the kitchen up in the process!)


Now you are talking my language !

Marella said...

Yummi! <3

Star-Light said...

yummy :))


ediot said...

thanks so much for this recipe. going right into my fav. folder.
now i know what im gonna bake me this weekend

Marianna said...

I love cupcakes!
Thanks for posting the recipe!


Madalena Soares said...

Cupcakes are so cute and so yummy. :P

Izzah Beverly said...

suweeet!! I always love cupcakes...

Claire said...

yum! great pictures.

xoxo :)

DaBlackSjp said...

Hummm yummy yummy


Dancing Branflake said...

For real? you just add the gelatin! So smart and they look so yummy!

Isabel said...

ooh this sounds delicious!

Josie said...

These sound amazing!
xo Josie

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious!

Erika of Style Activist said...

How yum! I obsess over cupcakes. These look divine. Slurp.


Dirt On The Rocks said...

i love food posts this looks DEEEEELICIOUS! I definitely want to try this out.

Kavery said...

I love how perky and cute they look

My Republic of Fashion said...

I am drooling. I love cupcakes. I would eat that frosting by itself! :)SarahD

Fashion Tales.... said...

These are just too pretty! :)

OneCraftyFox said...

It's official: I'm drooling.

Bionica said...

these look so yum =)


Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

THose cupcakes look delicious. Yum!

E said...

These look as adorable as I'm sure they are yummy!

Anonymous said...

love it! keep the inspiration coming!


Victoria said...

YUMM, that looks sooo good ! :) If I could bake I'd totally make these ! :D

missklicious said...

These are so adorable!

cathy. said...

These look amazing! Yuuummmm.


♥B said...

De-li-scious!! I love your Tasty Thursday posts...that's why I've tagged you as one of my favorite blogs, in my past post. Check it out!


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