Strawberry Cupcakes

Lots of fresh strawberry puree allows the strawberry flavor to shine through these cupcakes. The addition of a gorgeous punchy pink frosting is very alluring to the eye, very pretty and delicious!

Bright and sweet strawberry cupcakes!
Photo by Helen (#1) C.
Bright and sweet strawberry cupcakes!
Bright and sweet strawberry cupcakes!

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

24

cupcakes

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup 1

    cup butter

  • 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 3 3

    eggs

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon red food coloring

  • 1 1

    & 1/4 cups pureed strawberries

  • 3 cups 3

    cups cake flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch Pinch Salt

  • 1 cup 1

    cup buttermilk

  • FROSTING:

  • 8 ounces 8

    ounces cream cheese, room temp

  • 1/2 cup 1/2

    cup butter, room temp

  • 1/3 cup 1/3

    cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon red food coloring

  • 1 pound 1

    pound powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with liners and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, food coloring and strawberries, beat for another 3 minutes. Sift dry ingredients and add to butter/egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Fill cupcake tins 2/3 of the way up. Bake for 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Let sit for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add liquids and blend. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing on low. At this point you may need to add more powdered sugar. You are trying to achieve a medium stiff consistency. Whip for several minutes. Frost cupcakes as desired.

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