Strawberry Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes and cream cheese frosting topped with a fresh strawberry make any celebration a party. Strawberry Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for potlucks, bake sales, birthday parties, or even just when you are craving red velvet cupcakes with the added flavor of strawberry. Serve these at any celebration you plan on throwing, from bridal showers to birthdays and everything in-between.

Delicious red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Photo by Carrie L.
Delicious red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Delicious red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

31

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

31

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box 1

    box red velvet cake

  • 3 3

    eggs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2

    cup melted butter, cooled

  • 1/2 cup 1/2

    cup strawberries, pureed in the blender

  • 1/4 cup 1/4

    cup milk

  • 2/3 cup 2/3

    cup sour cream or plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2

    cup butter, softened

  • 8 ounces 8

    ounces cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 to 4 1/2 cups 3 to 4 1/2

    cups powered sugar

  • Extra strawberries for decoration

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F and line pans with cupcake liners. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, strawberry puree, milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Add cake mix and stir. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16 to 22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Beat butter and cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and 3 cups powdered sugar. Beat well. Slowly add in more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with strawberries.

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