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Friday, June 7, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  
We have some special visitors coming to our house this weekend - Samantha and Baby Kate are going to be spending the night with us!  I'm planning a fun Cinderella movie night - the girls will be making their own pizzas and rice krispies with sprinkles. 

I wanted them to have another treat, too, for when they arrived so she knows how excited we are to have her.  Sam's a girly girl and loves anything with icing, so I thought these strawberry cupcakes would completely delight her.  And, after our trip to the Strawberry Patch we had to find a way to use all of our strawberries...



Here are some of our fresh from the field strawberries.  Many of the other pickers were picking 2 and 3 flats of berries, but as I said in our post, our trip to the berry patch was more about Emma having fun, so when she was done, we were done... which resulted in about 3 pounds.  Just enough to eat all we wanted and enough for this batch of strawberries.


I'm usually a white paper cupcake liner type of girl, but I just love these and thought they would make them a little more fun for the girls.  Here is a link to all of my favorite baking supplies and cupcake liners in my store.
 

The icing is a cream cheese icing with diced fresh strawberries mixed in - the pale pink color is completely from the strawberries mixed in the icing!


Fresh Strawberry  
Cupcakes
with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


1 white cake (mix or homemade)
1 cup of strawberries, diced
1 drop of red food coloring
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1 stick of butter, softened
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of strawberries, diced  
whole strawberries, garnish

Prepare cake as directed then mix in diced strawberries.  Pour batter into paper-lined cupcake tins.   Bake as directed.  Let cool.

For frosting, mix together butter and cream cheese until smooth, then add powdered sugar and strawberries.  Mix on medium for 3-4 minutes.  When cupcakes are cool, frost generously and top with a strawberry.  Refrigerate.
 


I added just a drop of red food coloring to the batter because otherwise the baked strawberries make a brown colored cupcake.



The fresh strawberries makes the frosting just to the perfect color of pale pink... no food coloring needed!





Emma woke up from her nap just in time to sample... approved!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Jenny! I can't wait to get home tonight to try and make these! I have a question about your sugar cookie recipe... mine always turn out really flat and thus crispy.... any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong?

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  2. My sister made these this past weekend. They were AMAZING! (She under baked by a minute or two.) They were so moist and the frosting was perfect. One of the best cupcakes I've ever had! :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. These look beautiful and sound delicious! The frosting sounds wonderful with all those fresh strawberries!

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  4. These are the perfect summertime treat for a tea party on the lawn.

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  5. These cupcakes looks divine! Id love to try them for my daughter's birthday. Just curious to know if I can prepare the frosting in advance and how long it would keep in the refrigerator?

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