Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


Is there anything better than cream cheese frosting? Ummm…no not really.
Well maybe this strawberry cream cheese frosting. It is made with fresh strawberries and reminds me of fresh strawberries on cheesecake.


I made the cupcakes with fresh strawberries too.

Strawberry Cupcake Recipe makes 12 cupcakes
1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
5 large strawberries purred/chopped about 2 oz.
Beat butter and sugar, then add one egg at a time followed by vanilla. Blend all together. Blend baking powder with flour then mix in the flour in three additions alternating with the milk. Lastly stir in the strawberries ( I did not drain the juice off of them)
I love baking in paper nut cups. I filled them just under 1/2 full of batter.
Bake cupcakes  at 325 degrees in a lined cupcake pan for 18 minutes.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (room temp)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1 oz  fresh strawberries chopped/pureed (about 3 large ripe strawberries)
If you strawberries don’t have produce juice when purred, add a tablespoon or two of milk
Beat butter and cream cheese, add in powdered sugar, vanilla and strawberries. 

This is how I prepared the strawberries
I love my little hand chopper for things like this
works really well.
The strawberries were very ripe and juicy, it’s what made these so fresh and delicious tasting. No white strawberries here!
this is the 2 oz I used for the cupcakes.Since I baked the cupcakes less than 1/2 full I was able to put the  frosting into the cups and top them off smoothly, then added a strawberry slice on top. I sliced a strawberry and made a V in the top for it to look like a heart.

I love strawberries!

I have an older version of the chopper on the right. I’ve had mine for 15 years and LOVE it!
The food scale is from Good Cook, I bought it at Walmart about 10 year ago, great for measuring small food items in the kitchen.

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