Pink-A-Licious Strawberry Cupcakes
The pretty pink cupcakes are perfect for a bridal shower, a girl's birthday party or baby shower.
45 min.prep time
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries, stems removed
1 cup sugar
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh strawberries, drained
12 fresh strawberry slices, if desired
Small mint leaves, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.
Place 1/2 cup sliced strawberries into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process until smooth and pureed. Set aside.
Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and egg whites; continue beating until well mixed.
Combine flour, gelatin powder, baking powder and salt in bowl; mix well. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add pureed strawberries, milk and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add remaining flour mixture; beat until well mixed. Gently stir in 1/2 cup chopped strawberries.
Divide batter among prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 20-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove cupcakes to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Continue beating at medium speed until frosting is well mixed. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped strawberries.
Pipe or frost each cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting. Refrigerate, uncovered, until frosting is set. Just before serving, garnish each cupcake with strawberry slice and mint leaf, if desired. Store refrigerated.
- Look for a variety of fun cupcake liner papers at your local craft store.
- To use remaining gelatin, make according to package directions using 1/4 cup less water than directed.
Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Recipe #15190©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.