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Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese icing are such a delicious sweet treat, perfect for a birthday party! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

These strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese icing are such a delicious sweet treat, perfect for a birthday party!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cream cheese icing, strawberry cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 324 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 box white cake mix (15.25-ounce)
  • All purpose flour - enough to bring total weight to 18.25 ounces cake mix + flour, about 1/3 cup
  • 1 box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin (3-ounce)
  • 1 pound package frozen strawberries in syrup thawed and pureed, undrained
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces) softened
  • 1/4 cup thawed and pureed strawberries
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Puree the strawberries, and reserve 1/4 cup of the puree for the icing
  3. Combine the dry ingredients: cake mix, strawberry gelatin and flour; set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer, combine the strawberry puree (except that reserved for icing), eggs, oil and water on low for about a minute.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, and mix in on low. (Do not over mix.There may be a few lumps.)
  6. Add mixture to a muffin tin, lined with baking cups. (The mixture makes 24 cupcakes.)
  7. Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  8. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before icing.
  9. For the icing, mix the butter, cream cheese, confectioners sugar and remaining 1/4 cup strawberry puree on low in the mixer (in a clean bowl), until creamy.
  10. Use a piping bag (or freezer bag with the tip cut off) to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.
  11. Cupcakes will be good for about 3 to 4 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Paula Deen's strawberry cake.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 228IU5%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.