Pink-A-Licious Strawberry Cupcakes
Strawberry Cupcake Recipes

Pink-A-Licious Strawberry Cupcakes

Chopped fresh strawberries give these cupcakes perfect flavor, and they are pretty enough for a bridal shower, birthday party or baby shower!

12
cupcakes
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries, stems removed

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only)

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

Frosting

3 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh strawberries, drained

Garnish

12 fresh strawberry slices, if desired

Small mint leaves, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1/2 cup sliced strawberries into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process until smooth and pureed. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

  7. STEP 7

    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.

Tip #1

- Look for a variety of fun cupcake liner papers at your local craft store.

Tip #2

- To use remaining gelatin, make according to package directions using 1/4 cup less water than directed.

Nutrition

350Calories
14Fat (mg)
55Cholesterol (mg)
230Sodium (mg)
55Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  May 05, 2015

I doubled this recipe for my daughter's preschool class and it turned out delicious! I definitely shouldn't have doubled the frosting recipe, however because I had way too much left over. The cupcakes are moist and have great flavor. I would definitely make these again!

— says Brianna
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  April 23, 2013

I just made these today and I'm very happy with them. Very moist. Great flavor. I don't have a food processor, so I just mashed up the 1/2 cup of strawberries for that step. Also put a little more than 2 tablespoons of strawberry bits in the frosting. Very pretty.

— says Rose
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