I like real flavors even in baked goods. All too often cake mixes use artificial colors and flavors which do not really approximate the real thing. Strawberries are a perfect example. Fresh strawberries are available now in most of the country. Let’s make luscious, moist strawberry cake in a small cupcake for easy summer eating. No fork necessary! We’ll make a couple of dozen for serving a crowd at your next cookout or barbecue. (It makes about 23 or 24.)
I’m using cut small pieces of strawberry in the cake, but if you prefer, you can blend for a pureed strawberry addition. I’m partial to cream cheese icing, but if you prefer your favorite butter cream recipe, feel free to substitute it. I’m leaving mine plain vanilla, but it is easily made strawberry pink with pureed strawberries added. Yum! My mouth is watering writing this post.
Use organic when available, Serves 22 to 24
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup room temperature butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 5/8 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chopped or blended fresh strawberries
- 1 eight oz package of cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp real vanilla flavor
- 3/8 cup Optional pureed fresh strawberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 176 C
- In large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda
- Add eggs, milk, sour cream, butter, lemon zest, and vanilla
- Mix on medium speed until smooth
- Fold in strawberries
- Spray cupcake pan with cooking spray, or line with cupcake liners
- Fill each cupcake halfway with batter
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes
- Remove when cupcakes have risen and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean
- Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to cool completely
- Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth
- Optional add pureed strawberries
- Add water or milk to reach desired consistency
- When cupcakes are cool, frost each cupcake with 2 tablespoons icing
- Garnish with strawberry or strawberry slice
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18 thoughts to “Strawberry Cupcakes”
These are so cute and look so yummy! TFS
mmmm my mouth is definitely watering. I really must try some strawberry cupcakes.
Yum! Yum! My mouth is watering too. These sound and look so good x
These look yummy. I love baking using cups rather than a scale. So much quicker somehow. I’ll be taking note of this recipe and giving it a go. Thank you for sharing. #mmbc
I’m going to have to give these a try because they look so delicious! #MMBC
Absolutely mouthwatering. I just love these delicious strawberry cupcakes. Thanks for sharing its recipe.
Perfect spring dessert! Hurry up, strawberries!
Those look delicious! We just made vanilla cupcakes with a ring of buttercream frosting around the edges and a fresh diced/sugared strawberry filling in the middle.
This will be perfect for up north over the fourth. The berries will be good and it makes enough to keep people stopping in for one more!
I hope you have a great 4th – where in northern Michigan are u going? I’ll be celebrating the 4th with my sister in Oakland County. Thanks for dropping by!
Ooohhhh…now these look yummy indeed! And just in time for our strawberry season 🙂 So glad I came across your link on the Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop!
These looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on Farm Fresh Tuesdays, Carol!
Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 39!
Yum! Need to make some of these cupcakes — right now!! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party!
These look so yummy! I’m saving this! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 39 Sharing!
These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you back this Sunday.