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Easy Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Easy Strawberry Cupcakes From Scratch

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Quick and easy strawberry cupcakes recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Pink, soft, moist and loaded with fresh strawberry flavor. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 509
Author CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 2 Egg whites Large
  • 1/2 cups Strawberry puree
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Strawberry extract Optional
  • Pink gel food coloring
  • 1 2/3 cups Cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 4 cups Strawberry buttercream frosting
  • 12 Strawberries Washed and patted dry

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs until smooth.
  • Add strawberry puree, buttermilk, vanilla extract, strawberry extract, pink gel coloring and mix until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder and baking soda. 
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix!
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely. Then, frost them in icing and decorate with a strawberry! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 109mg | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg