Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Lindsay V


Perfect for little girls' birthday parties, Mother's Day, themed baby showers or celebrating 80's cartoons like Strawberry Shortcake and Jem. Whatever floats your boat...

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you're a fan of strawberries, then you'll be a fan of this strawberry cupcakes recipe. They're bursting with strawberry flavor! The cake seemed a bit thick when mixed, but it baked up light, fluffy and with just enough strawberry flavor without being overly sweet. The strawberry buttercream is rich, creamy and makes this recipe perfect.



2/3 c
whole fresh strawberries (or frozen, thawed)
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 c
whole milk
1 c
egg, room temperature
egg whites, room temperature


1/2 c
whole fresh strawberries (or frozen, thawed)
1 c
unsalted butter, slightly cold
pinch of salt
3 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract


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1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 tin muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.

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2Place strawberries in a small food processor and puree until smooth (I pureed the berries for batter and frosting at the same time).

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3In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup strawberry puree, milk and vanilla.

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4In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat until combined. Slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.

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5With the mixer on low, slowly add half of the flour mixture. Once that is incorporated, add in strawberry mixture. Slowly add remaining flower and scrape down sides of bowl if necessary.

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6Divide batter evenly into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before icing.

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7While cupcakes cook, prepare the frosting by beating together butter and salt until fluffy. Reduce mixer to low and add confectioner’s sugar. Beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 Tbsp strawberry puree. Do not overmix.

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8Frost cupcakes and garnish with additional strawberry, if desired!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection
Recipe For: The Best Cupcake