Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes {Recipe}

As of this afternoon I got sixteen emails asking for the Strawberries and Cream cupcakes recipe I posted about on Valentine's Day.  I wish I were cool enough to say I came up with it on my own, but the truth is it's from this cookbook, just slightly modified.  I love that it's kind of semi-homemade....it uses a box of cake mix, and a container of frosting - doesn't get much easier than that!

These really are quite possibly the best cupcakes I've ever had - super light and airy, and the perfect strawberry flavor; not too much and not "fake" strawberry.

You will need:

1 box of white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker, but don't think it matters)
1 1/4 cup strawberry soda (I used Fanta)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large egg whites
1 snack cup of vanilla pudding
Pink food coloring (optional)
1 container cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup strawberry jam
Fresh strawberries, for garnish (optional)
Pink prinkles, for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1.)  Heat stove to 350, line muffin tray with cupcake liners (pink zebra print not required, but extra cute!)  Make and bake cake mix as directed on the box ( mix cake mix, oil, egg whites, pudding, soda and 1 - 2 drops food coloring; bake 16 - 21 minutes in a 350 oven), substituting the strawberry soda for the water.  Cool for about 30 minutes.

2.)  Mix strawberry jam into cream cheese frosting - YUMMMMMMMY; frost cupcakes

3.)  Optional steps:  add sliced strawberries, sprinkles or cupcake toppers and voila - yummy, yummy cupcakes that everyone will love!



4 comments:

Team Oliver said...

can i be you? just for like a day?!

i need to make these. i will probably end up eating them all myself, but i am dying to try.

Team Oliver said...

p.s. i love love love the cupcake toppers, too!

Gina said...

Oh my! I think I might actually be able to make those! I am ridiculously bad in the kitchen, but those seem simple enough!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I wish you posted these last week. Kate and I made strawberry cupcakes from the box. They looked pretty, but tasted nasty!

 

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