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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Real Strawberry Cupcakes

By: drewface
"Most strawberry cake recipes ask you to use artificially flavored gelatin. This one uses only uses fresh ingredients. Also makes a great cake!"

Prep Time:40 Min
Cook Time:25 Min
Ready In:1 Hr 15 Min

Original Recipe Yield 12 cupcakes


8 large fresh strawberries, or as needed
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix (optional)
1 drop red food coloring, or as needed (optional)

3/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large fresh strawberries, sliced


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray cupcake cups with cooking spray, or line with cupcake liners.
Place 8 strawberries into a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the puree through a strainer to remove seeds. Puree should equal about 3/4 cup. Set the puree aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, white sugar, vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, lemon zest, and strawberry puree until well combined. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla pudding mix (for a moister cupcake), and red food coloring to reach a desired shade of pink. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cupcakes have risen and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 23 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool at least 10 minutes before frosting.
To make frosting, beat cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, and mix in confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to make a lump-free icing. Frost each cupcake with about 2 tablespoons of icing, and top each cupcake with a strawberry slice.

Nutritional Information :

Amount Per Serving Calories: 295 | Total Fat: 14.1g | Cholesterol: 56mg

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wow..loved it! Looks so romantic & perfect for a Valentine :)
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