Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes & Strawberry Frosting

Recipe by Marsha D.
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350'.
  • Using cupcake liners, place 12 liners in a muffin pan and set to the side.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and set a side.
  • In a food processor or blender add strawberries and process until pureed.
  • Empty pureed strawberries into a 1/3c measuring cup and set aside. Add rest of strawberry puree to a small bowl and set aside to use in the frosting.
  • Using a electric mixer with bowl, cream butter on medium high speed until lightly fluffy.
  • Gradually add sugar and continue to mix until well blended. Reduce speed to low and slowly add one egg and egg whites and mix until lightly blended.
  • Add vanilla extract if using.
  • Mix together milk and 1/3c strawberry puree.
  • Alternate flour and milk mixture to mixer slowly ending with flour. Scrap down sides of bowl and continue to blend well.
  • Using a ice cream scoop or tablespoon, add batter to prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Cool cupcakes completely on a wire rack before adding the frosting.
  • To make the Strawberry Frosting:
  • Using a electric mixer with bowl, add 1 cup butter (soften) and salt and blend on medium high until fluffy.
  • Reduce speed to low and add powdered sugar and blend well.
  • Add vanilla extract and 3TBS of the strawberry puree, blend well.
  • Using a knife frost the cupcakes and top with decorative candies.
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