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Strawberry Cupcakes

by Laura

Today is my 3 year blogoversary!  Yep, it has been 3 years since I decided to start this little blog.  It has been so fun.  It has been fun to see my blog grow and evolve to what it is today.  I am also so grateful for all of you who come here to check out what I have to share.
I have also really enjoyed the  friendships that have blossomed from this blog.  I have friends from all over the United States that I never would have had the opportunity to know if it wasn’t for my blog. Ok, enough of the sappy stuff, let’s move onto today’s recipe.  We are celebrating my blogoversary with cake, cupcake that is.
Today’s recipe is one that I developed for a baby shower for my sister-in-law.  I was in charge of cupcakes for the shower.  I decided I was going to serve the perfect lemon cupcakes along with another flavor.  I wanted something that had a fresh flavor and made me think of spring.  It would also need to complement the lemon cupcakes.  I settled on strawberry and I wanted to make them scream strawberry.
These cupcakes get their strawberry flavor from actual strawberries (frozen with syrup) in addition to strawberry gelatin.  The gelatin also give it moistness.  Then there is the frosting.  I must let you know that the frosting does contain 1 1/2 cups of butter.  Yep that is right it is not a typo, 1 1/2 cups of butter.  It needs that much butter to get a nice consistency because the frosting also includes more of the frozen strawberries with the syrup.  Just remember they are cupcakes so they are portion controlled as long as you can control how many of them you eat.
Also, I have another giveaway for you today to help you out with Easter leftovers!  So check it out.

Strawberry Cupcakes
Cupcakes:

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz) box of strawberry gelatin
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs

Frosting:

  • 2/3 cup frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cake mix, gelatin, oil, 1/2 cup of the strawberries, and water until combined.  Then beat in the eggs 1 at a time until well incorporated.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter, do not over fill.  If you have extra batter then make a couple more cupcakes because if you over fill the liners the cupcakes will spill over the edges and you will have more of a flat top cupcake.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 16 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.  Allow to cool.
  5. Place the 2/3 cup of strawberries into a blender and puree.  Place the butter in a bowl and using a mixer beat until smooth.
  6. Add half the powdered sugar to the butter and beat until all combined and fluffy.  Then beat in the strawberry puree until well blended.
  7. Beat in the remaining powdered sugar until combined and fluffy.  Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

Cupcake recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, Frosting recipe a Real Mom Kitchen Original!

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34 comments

Lois Robertson January 28, 2018 - 3:11 pm

The strawberry cupcake recipe is it for 12?
It resembles a recipe from my past. Valentine’s for my youngest grandsons.

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Sue September 16, 2015 - 10:14 pm

I’m just wondering if I can use this recipe to make a cake not a cupcakes?

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Rachel May 5, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Thanks for a great recipe. It is a keeper.

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Judy Peterson February 4, 2014 - 9:34 pm

I would like a written recipe for the tomato/basil quiche, please.

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Nichole March 1, 2013 - 8:50 am

Made these this morning as a happy-first-day-of-March treat (we’re really ready for spring around here!). Sent some with my husband to work and will take the rest to share with girlfriends during craft time tomorrow. They’re delicious and so pretty! Thank you!

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Lindsay March 27, 2012 - 8:33 am

Maybe I’m just missing it, but can you please tell me how many cupcakes this will make? I’m so excited to make these for a baby shower!

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Lois Robertson January 28, 2018 - 3:07 pm

The perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day, strawberry cupcakes for my youngest grandsons! How many cupcakes does it make? 12? With double liners?

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Gibson February 3, 2012 - 9:11 am

Any tips for making these @ high altitude?

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MyLisa January 16, 2012 - 6:40 pm

These cupcakes came out excellent! I have been looking for a strawberry cupcake recipe to make for my daughter’s cupcake party. Everyone has been raving about them. I especially loved the frosting (so strawberry-y!) and others have mentioned how yummy the cake itself turned out. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to make these for my daughter’s party!

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Sue November 10, 2011 - 2:03 pm

Don’t those guys look cute?! Great work, making me hungry for a strawberry cupcake right now ;D

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Jan July 26, 2011 - 3:24 am

This is such a fantastic recipe! And the photos look absolutely yummy!!
I made these for my family and got so many compliments. They look and taste amazingly good and extremely yummy! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!

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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen April 21, 2011 - 8:26 pm

Bet this has yummy flavor!!
Happy 3 years!!

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Frances April 21, 2011 - 2:27 am

The frosting looks delectable! Happy blog birthdayy!

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THERESA April 19, 2011 - 7:39 pm

CONGRATS LAURA.I SURE AM GLAD YOU ARE STILL BLOGGING AWAY. I REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOG!! HERE’S TO MANY MORE YEARS.

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Katie April 19, 2011 - 1:35 pm

These are the perfect Spring cupcake. My daughter is the ultimate cupcake fan and will love these.

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Katie April 19, 2011 - 1:35 pm

These are the perfect Spring cupcake. My daughter is the ultimate cupcake fan and will love these.

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Melanie April 19, 2011 - 11:06 am

Congrats on three years, Laura!

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Melanie April 19, 2011 - 11:06 am

Congrats on three years, Laura!

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Tessa April 19, 2011 - 10:46 am

Happy blogaversary! I’ve been digging all the fresh strawberries this season. These cupcakes seem to go right along!

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Tessa April 19, 2011 - 10:46 am

Happy blogaversary! I’ve been digging all the fresh strawberries this season. These cupcakes seem to go right along!

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Trisha Morton April 19, 2011 - 8:13 am

Congratulations, Laura! I admit I just found your blog, but I hope to be around for the next three year anniversary! I love the recipe, too. These will be great for Brook’s birthday next month. Yum!

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Trisha Morton April 19, 2011 - 8:13 am

Congratulations, Laura! I admit I just found your blog, but I hope to be around for the next three year anniversary! I love the recipe, too. These will be great for Brook’s birthday next month. Yum!

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Trisha Morton April 19, 2011 - 8:13 am

Congratulations, Laura! I admit I just found your blog, but I hope to be around for the next three year anniversary! I love the recipe, too. These will be great for Brook’s birthday next month. Yum!

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Deborah April 19, 2011 - 7:22 am

Happy blog birthday Laura!!

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Deborah April 19, 2011 - 7:22 am

Happy blog birthday Laura!!

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Deborah April 19, 2011 - 7:22 am

Happy blog birthday Laura!!

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Carey April 19, 2011 - 6:51 am

These look delicious Laura, I love lemon with almost everything but strawberry is one of my favorites. I will be giving this a try. Thank you for taking the time to comment back to me about the trifle bowl. Congrats on having your blog for so long.
Carey

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Carey April 19, 2011 - 6:51 am

These look delicious Laura, I love lemon with almost everything but strawberry is one of my favorites. I will be giving this a try. Thank you for taking the time to comment back to me about the trifle bowl. Congrats on having your blog for so long.
Carey

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Carey April 19, 2011 - 6:51 am

These look delicious Laura, I love lemon with almost everything but strawberry is one of my favorites. I will be giving this a try. Thank you for taking the time to comment back to me about the trifle bowl. Congrats on having your blog for so long.
Carey

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