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.
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– 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.**