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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


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


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.

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