Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes
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  • Total: 42 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 22 mins
  • Yield: 18 servings
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These homemade strawberry cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries and no cake mix or jello. The result? Moist and tender delicacies that are bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. But what really makes these cupcakes stand out is their icing: a basic white frosting dotted with fresh strawberries.

What You'll Need

  • 2/3 cup to 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • For Strawberry Cupcake Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease.
  2. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. You will need enough strawberries to yield 1/2 cup strawberry puree. Mix strawberry puree with milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter for 1 minute. Add sugar, beating well. Beat in eggs.
  1. Alternately add half the strawberry mixture, then half the flour mixture, mixing until blended. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins.
  2. Bake 20 to 22 minutes. Cool strawberry cupcakes 10 minutes in muffin tins, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
  3. Make strawberry cupcake frosting: Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla and 1 teaspoon of milk. If frosting is too thick, beat in another teaspoon or two of milk until icing reaches desired consistency. Stir in chopped strawberries.
  4. Frost completely cooled strawberry cupcakes with fresh strawberry icing.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
288 Calories
14g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)