Foodie Friday: ultimate strawberry cupcakes

I found this recipe last summer after I'd done some serious searching for a true strawberry flavor cake.
I found this on my favorite online recipe source,
It's simply called Strawberry Cake and Frosting, but it needed a better name, so I gave it one!

Not too sweet, but amazing strawberry flavor.  The frosting is heavenly. Super creamy, bits of real strawberries- you will want to eat it right out of the bowl.  But save some for the cake!  ;)
Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ultimate Strawberry Cupcakes

1 package yellow cake mix
1 small box of strawberry flavor Jello
3T all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 10 oz package frozen strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup butter- room temperature
4 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tin with baking cup liners.  In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, gelatin, and flour.  Make a well in the center and pour in water, oil, and eggs.  Stir in half of the thawed strawberries.  Beat on low speed until blended.  Scrape bowl and beat 4 minutes on medium speed.  Pour batter into cupcake liners. Bake in oven for 18-23 min. 
(Check to see doneness by inserting toothpick into center of cupcake- if it comes out clean, they are done.)
Allow to cool.

 strawberry frosting:
In large bowl combine butter, powdered sugar and the remaining half of the strawberries.  Beat on high speed until creamy.

I added the fresh strawberry slices on top- with a little notch out of the center to look more like a ♥.

The cupcake liners are Wilton- purchased from JoAnn's.

I added in my valentine pin that a friend made me several years ago- vintage embellishments and a cute little golden cupid.

...And since I was good today and already went to my yoga class, I rewarded myself with a cupcake for all the hard work in this photo shoot.


Happy Valentine's Weekend!

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  1. They do look fabulous!!! We just bought some cupcakes today and they don't look half as good as yours!

  2. These are so pretty! I love when you share recipes. Anything strawberry is my favorite dessert...I strategically put the ad for chocolate covered strawberries from our local candy company in with my partner's mail... I am reallllly hoping he gets the hint! lol

  3. Girl, I love me some Strawberry Cupcakes!! These look berrylicious.

  4. Your cupcakes look perfect for Valentine's Day, so sweet and pretty. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cupcakes up.

  5. I'm not usually a fan of fruit invading my food, but these sure look tasty!!

  6. We love strawberry anything in our house. I'm definitely saving this recipe in my "to make" file! Looks so super yummy!

  7. These look great! And I am privileged to say that I got to sample one. They are to die for!

  8. Ooh-la-la...these are some really straberr-ey cupcakes! (They look so good I can't help but start creating words that don't exist). Can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  10. That last pic of the icing about to drip... YUM!! Saw your blog on a blog hop, so glad I did! I am your newest follower :)

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!


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