Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

There are all kinds of cupcake liners out there to suit any occasion or event that you may have. Although I am not much of a cupcake person, I love to check out the liners as they are so fun and colorful. I use them for separating foods in the bento boxes I pack for Ro-Ri San and the boys. While silicone ones are better for packing foods with gravy, paper liners work for drier foods like rice cakes, meatballs, and tempura. They just brighten up the bento box.

While grocery shopping last week, I came across these cute liners with flower and bunny picks. As it has been a while since I made cupcakes, I thought it might be fun to make a few for Easter. With the abundance of strawberries out there, I wanted to make Strawberry Cupcakes. I did a search on the web and found these delightful Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes from the Food Network.

Strawberry Cupcakes

I made a few changes to the recipe by reducing the butter and adding some strawberry puree to the cake mixture. I also used lemon instead of lime for the frosting. The cupcakes turned out to be very tasty and quite delicious.

Strawberry Cupcakes
 
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Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 12 small strawberries, cut to size so that it will fit into cupcakes
  • 1½ (225g) cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (110g) sugar
  • 1 stick (½ cup/115g) butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup (60ml) low fat milk
  • ¼ cup (60ml) strawberry puree
Frosting
  • 1 cup (130g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Prepare 12 cupcake liners. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually pour in butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, milk, and strawberry puree. Continue to beat until well combined. Divide the batter evenly between prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a rack.
  3. For frosting, put powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice until it becomes a spreadable consistency. Add more lemon juice if needed.
  4. To assemble, cut and remove a coned shaped portion of cupcake from the top of each cupcake, leaving about ½ inch of cake at the bottom. Stuff each cupcake with a strawberry and cover with a little bit of cake. Spoon and spread icing over the top of the cupcakes. Top with small mint leaves if desired.

I cut the strawberry down to size to fit inside a regular cupcake.

Strawberry Cupcakes

That’s the bunny in the cabbage patch. Just like an Easter egg hunt, will this bunny know how to retrieve the hidden strawberry in the cupcake?

HAPPY EASTER!

Strawberry Cupcakes

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! :-)

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Comments

  1. luvtoeat says

    that cupcake looks moist and delicious. and the strawberry is screaming, "eat me". thank you for sharing. hope you have a happy Easter!

  2. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says

    Your post is inspiring! I've wanted to make a stuffed and iced cupcake like this for a while now, and you make it look so easy! Now I have to try it, and no reason not to since we are also seeing a lot of strawberries in markets and stores! I love the lemon icing and the bits of strawberry I can see in the cake. Very nicely done Biren :)

    Btw, I like the new profile pic ;)

  3. Anncoo says

    Oh Biren, Happy Easter! What a unique strawberry cupcake! So beautiful to look at. Even my boys said your cupcake looks delicious.

  4. bunkycooks says

    How cute! I like the idea of fresh fruit in a cupcake! It makes them almost good for you! Happy Easter!

  5. Biren says

    luvtoeat – Hehe….they are all eaten! Happy Easter to you too!

    Silence Sings – Thank you. The hidden strawberry is a nice surprise :)

    Angie's Recipes – Thanks Angie!

    denise@quickies on the dinner table – Thanks Denise! It is quite fun to make. Would have been nicer if I could find smaller strawberries. They are all really huge right now but very juicy and nice. Hey, glad you notice the profile pic :)

    Anncoo – Happy Easter to you as well! Your boys are sweet. Hope you will be able to make some for them soon :)

    Supriya Nair – Happy Easter to you too! Thanks!

    bunkycooks – Yes, the fruit inside gives me an excuse to eat the cupcake :) Happy Easter!

  6. redkathy says

    These sound so good. I just love moist cakes and the strawberries was a great idea. Thanks for sharing them. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  7. Cristina @TeenieCakes says

    These are beautiful and so eye catching with that delicious strawberry in the middle. What a sweet treat and surprise for both the kiddies and adults alike!

  8. Anonymous says

    What a delicious looking surprise. I'll never look at cup cakes the same way again (in a good sense) LOL!

  9. Biren says

    Mother Rimmy – Thanks…it was fun!

    Cinnamon-Girl – Nice to have fruit and cake together :)

    Gulmohar – I noticed that you do like strawberries :)

    Tumericnspice – Thank you!

    Rumana Rawat – Thanks and thanks for the award! You are sweet :) I will pick it up later.

    redkathy – Thanks! I had a good Easter. I hope yours was good too.

    tigerfish – I take it you like strawberries :)

    Cherine – Thanks!

    Tina – Thank you.

    MaryMoh – Everyone loves surprises. A treat for the young and the not so young :)

    Kathleen – I like the strawberry too!

    Tasty Eats At Home – Thanks! I had a good Easter. Hope you had a great one too :)

    Cristina@TeenieCakes – Yes, they are kinda eye catching. When I saw the recipe, I had to make it :)

    Katty's Kitchen – Thanks and thanks for visiting!

    Anonymous – Thanks….surprises are good :)

  10. Casey Angelova says

    I love strawberry cupcakes… they were on my Easter menu too, but due to time constraints they have been but on hold! Yummy :)

  11. Rick says

    These look wonderful! If you like liners, William Sonoma just came out with all these new funky ones. I got pirate liners and robot liners. They also have princess, circus and cake themed ones. You have to get them!

  12. Biren says

    Casey Angelova – The cupcakes were good with the strawberry in the middle. I know what you mean…..life gets so busy some times.

    A Homemakers Diary – Thanks!

    Rick – Hi….thanks for visiting! You are tempting me and now I have to check them out :)

  13. says

    Hi Biren! I just found this gorgeous cupcake picture over on Pintrest, and was so excited to see it was yours! I didn’t know your site back when you posted this, and I am so glad I found it! Love the cupcake idea! :) Thanks for sharing this… I am going to make this for my little girl soon! ;)

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