Sunday, February 24, 2013

Strawberry Cupcakes


Today I am sharing with you my Strawberry Cupcake recipe that is out of this world! I wanted to make a strawberry flavor cupcake for a mini baby shower that we were going to. I decided to use my basic cupcake recipe that I always turn to and just switch it up to have an awesome strawberry flavor. So here it is:

Strawberry Cupcakes

Ingredients
2 1/5 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Strawberry Extract 
1 1/5 cups (plus 3 TBSP for icing) pureed strawberries

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Prep cupcake pans with liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
Add dry ingredients into a mixer bowl.
Add oil and mix on low speed, once incorporated add the eggs, milk, extracts and pureed strawberries.
Mix on low speed for about 15 seconds.
Scrape sides and mix on low speed for about a minute or until the batter is all mixed together. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake in oven for 20-23 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. For a moist cupcake you do not want to over bake them. Take them out before they turn golden brown and when you think they might be a little underdone. Cool cupcakes and ice with the following recipe.

Icing
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon strawberry extract
3 tablespoons pureed strawberries
Pink food coloring if desired

In an electric mixer cream together butter and cream cheese for about 1 minute.
Turn the mixer to low speed and add sugar a little at a time.
Scrape sides and add extracts, mixed well.
Add pureed strawberries 1 TBSP at a time and mix well.
If the icing is too runny add a couple more tablespoons of confectioners sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
Mix on medium speed for 3-5 minutes.

ENJOY!





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54 comments:

  1. omg yum, yum! definitely gonna try these thanks for sharing
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you do and like them!

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  2. These look and sound amazing! I prefer cupcakes over cake! Maybe because 2-3 cupcakes sounds better than 2-3 slices of cake.... ;)

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    1. Thank you very much :) I LOVE cupcakes!! They are just so much cuter too!

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  3. These are so pretty!! :) Thanks for sharing this sweet recipe :*)

    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  4. Yum, yum, yum! I think you and I would get along great ;) Love some strawberry cupcakes, they look delicious.

    Found you via the meet and greet blog hop! So happy to have popped by. *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x

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    1. Thank you! Wow I just checked out your blog and I think you are right, LOVE your recipes and cannot wait to try some. I see you like many things that I do as well. Cannot wait to read more, new follower too!

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  5. Hi! I'm Barbara! Just discover you thanks to blog hop! I like your blog and i'm your newest follower!

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    1. Hi Barbara! Thanks you for coming by and following :)

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  6. Wow! These look great. I always get nervous making cake from scratch. You never know if it will taste good or not, but these look amazing!

    I would love for you to share these at our blog hop:
    http://sneakyspoons.com/2013/03/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-12.html

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    1. Thank you :) Yes baking from scratch is a little nerve wrecking but once you get it right its amazing and SO worth it! Will head over now :)

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  7. SO I love pink so when I saw these cupcakes I had to take a look and they look so yummy and I love that they are from scratch. I will definitely be making these with my daughter. Where would I find Strawberry Extract? Thank you for sharing they look lovely!!! :)

    Kristen
    www.chickyscafe.com

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    1. Thank you! Pink is the best right? I hope you try them and enjoy them. I got the Strawberry Extract from my local grocery store they had it next to all the other flavored extracts near the spices and such.

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  8. Hi! I'm stopping by from the OldieButGoodie bloghop and just pinned these - they're perfect for the Minnie Mouse party I'm planning for my soon-to-be two-year-old. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you get to try them out and enjoy them!

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  9. I love pink and strawberries, so these are a double whammy for me! Pinned this!

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  10. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing at Titus 2 Tuesday. Pinning it!

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  11. Oh goodness, they sound delicious!

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  12. O I cant wait to make these! yummy
    thanks so much for showing :)
    sylloh.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful! LOVE all the pink!!! I found you at Practically Functional-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  14. These look incredibly delicious and perfect for Spring!! We are starting link-up parties on Thursdays (today:) and we would love for you to join us at allthingswithpurpose.com!!

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    1. Thank you very much :) Will head over!

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  15. These look delicious, and may I just say how much I admire that you didn't use artificial coloring or flavoring in them? If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

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  16. These looks so tasty! I love your very pink site! So cute! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you! http://domesticsuperhero.com/2013/03/07/domestic-superhero-sharing-thursday-1

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    1. Thank you very much :) I will head over to check it out!

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  17. Wow!! they look beautiful and delicious!! I need to try them.. my daughters would LOVE them!!!! :)

    Luisa
    http://labellemadeleine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much :) I hope you do try them and enjoy!

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  18. These sound scrumptious. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle @ http://onwingandprayer.blogspot.com

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  19. These cupcakes look absolutely fabulous!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs,

    Mary Beth

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  20. These are so vibrant & cute! Love it! I would love for you to share this & any other recipes over at my link party: http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/03/sweet-savory-saturdays-3.html
    Hope to see you there!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

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    1. Thank you very much! Will head over to visit :)

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  21. Such yummy sweets!
    Looks great!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. Yum!!! Pinning to my Cakes & Cupcakes board!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    I'll be back for more!! lol

    Kate @ Uniquely Undone

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  23. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  24. Yum! These look so good! I'm pinning these to try later! Thanks for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party!

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  25. These look so delicious and perfect for spring! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share with us this week! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    XO
    Kathy

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