Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easiest and Tastiest Strawberry Cupcakes Ever


After posting this luscious picture on Instagram I got alot of requests for my recipe.  Strawberry Cupcakes are my favorite.  I absolutely love them.  This recipe is really easy- it involves box cake mix.  Now here is the deal I have made cakes and cupcakes from scratch but I swear the box ones are just as good and they save you time and effort.  Don't go hating on box cake mixes.  I do make a homemade icing for the cupcakes that my mom passed along to me.  It is my go-to icing for everything!  These cupcakes are super easy and filled to the brim with fresh strawberries in every bite!  Hope you love them as much as I do.


:: S T R A W B E R R Y   C U P C A K E S::

- 1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix + ingredients it calls for
- Pint Strawberries
-  8 oz cream cheese
- 1 box powdered sugar + more
- 1 stick butter

Mix cake according to box.  Dice up about half the container of strawberries and stir into cake batter.  Scoop into lined muffin pans and cook about 20-25 minutes.  Check by sticking a toothpick in middle to make sure cooked.

Using a blender cream together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.  Puree other half of strawberries ( I pureed about 10 strawberries using my ninja blender.  Add puree to icing and stir together.  This will make the icing thin.  I put mine in the fridge for about an hour or so to thicken up, you could also add more powdered sugar to thicken it up because you don't want it too runny.  Once thickened spread on cupcakes and enjoy!

**Side note my icing was thinner than I prefer.  If I had more powdered sugar I would have added it to thicken it up so I recommend buying the bag or two boxes of sugar so you have extra.**

30 comments:

Holly {CookClickDanceBaby} said...

Can't wait to try these! ...and just in time for Easter!

All Dressed Up In Love said...

Just found your blog and I am loving it! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Jen

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Sadie + Stella said...

Is it bad I want to eat the entire plate? Please say no.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

this looks insane! I love cupcakes and strawberries. BAM!!!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

Our family has a similar strawberry cake recipe that includes a box of cake mix along with fresh strawberreies and strawberry jello powder. It sounds strange, but in amazing!

Baby Mama Juice said...

Sounds easy and delicious! I'm repinning these suckers!

Ashley Kirby said...

I'm going to make these for dessert on Easter! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Mueller said...

I love strawberries! definitely doing this!

pretty little things said...

those cupcakes with the gooey frosting look amazing!! xo

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Mary said...

If you add a tiny bit of Xantham gum (and I mean a sprinkle) you can thicken your frosting without having to add extra sugar. They look amazing though!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

OMG these look AMAZING!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Get in my belly.

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Oh my goodness girl. My mouth is watering, this is a must try!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I am going to try this but with a gluten-free mix. My daughter just loves strawberries!

Baby Shopaholic said...

GURL! I could lick the screen!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Those look so good! I am making them today. We are having company tonight and they would be perfect dessert.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It totally made my day. I'll be honest, sometimes seeing how young and skinny you are makes me jealous. I have to remind myself I am exactly 10 years older than you!! And that in the last 10 years I had 2 kids. I was 40 when I had Keira and it's hard to bounce back when you're that old. :-) I'll be 44 April 16!!!

Delta Daisies said...

I am SOOOO going to save this recipe!

Taylor said...

i completely agree about cake box cakes - add enough fresh ingredients and they are just as great! these look so yummy - hope your birthday weekend was amazing!

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natasha {schue love} said...

Mmm!!! Sounds so good! I saw a similar recipe that include champagne which looked fantastic...and festive!

Kerr said...

Yum! Strawberries are my favorite.

Sunkissed and Southern said...

This looks so divine.

Lili said...

these sounds delicious!

Natalie said...

YUM. Love that it involves boxed cake mix -- so simple!

misslily said...

my husband gave up sweets for lent. i think i'll make these for him for easter! i really enjoyed (and appreciated) your 25 things post. and...i'm gonna try to get my hands on that F21 shirt dress tomorrow - so cute! oh, and i hope you had a very happy birthday :-)

Lala said...

I can't wait to make these-I just ordered a flat that came in today. Perfect timing!

Val said...

I love easy and yummy. Strawberry cake makes me happy!

Susannah said...

Those look amazing! I'm going to have to make them soon!

Paige Bobick said...

Just got the ingredients to make these for my Easter brunch....can't wait!

Kyle Rattigan said...

Thank you for this!!! I am making these for James' first birthday on Tuesday. : ) xox

Lynford Rozario said...

M fond of strawberry...:)
It looks very yummy

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