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)

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!


Tara 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.

Tara 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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