Strawberry Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting Recipe

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Yolanda January 5, 2021
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How To Make Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

It’s strawberry overload with this moist and sweet strawberry cupcake topped with strawberry frosting. Enjoy the tartness with the creaminess.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Cupcakes:

  • 1boxwhite cake mix
  • 1boxstrawberry jello

For Frosting:

  • 2cupsstrawberries,sliced
  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 8ozcream cheese
  • ½tspstrawberry extract,optional
  • Red food coloring,optional

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box. Divide the batter into 3 bowls.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of Jell-o powder to one of the bowls. Add the remaining Jell-o powder to a second bowl and mix well. Leave the third bowl with white batter.

  3. Line your cupcake wells with cupcake papers. Starting with white batter, alternate colors of batter 1 tablespoon at a time until all batter is distributed.

  4. Bake according to box directions.

Strawberry Frosting:

  1. Puree strawberries until smooth. Place in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer over medium heat until reduced to ¾ cups. Cool completely.

  2. Cream butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar until fluffy. Add 2 tablespoons of strawberry puree and 1 cup of powdered sugar.

  3. Repeat until 4 cups of the powdered sugar have been incorporated. Add remaining puree and cream cheese.

  4. Continue beating until fluffy.

  5. Refrigerate frosting for about 30 minutes or overnight.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t start with the white batter, the cupcakes may stick to the paper.
  • If desired, add additional powdered sugar to achieve a firmer consistency.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 596.48kcal
  • Fat: 26.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.81g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 88.10g
  • Fiber: 0.90g
  • Sugar: 75.78g
  • Protein: 3.97g
  • Cholesterol: 61.46mg
  • Sodium: 395.17mg
  • Calcium: 111.64mg
  • Potassium: 122.10mg
  • Iron: 0.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 198.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.12mg
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