Thursday, February 10, 2011

Strawberry Goodness.

For Valentine's Day I {LOVE} to bake/cook...

I doubt I'll be doing much baking or cooking for Valentine's Day this year, but I do have a great recipe for you!  I got this DELICIOUS cupcake recipe from a girl I went to high school with.  I've made these for birthdays, baby showers, and for no reason at all.  They've been a huge hit every time.  My mom even made a peach version, which were amazing!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

(photo credit Lindsay)

1 box white cake mix
3 T. all purpose flour
1 (3 oz.) box sugar-free strawberry jello
1 c. canola oil
½ c. milk
4 large eggs
½ c. crushed strawberries – chop these in a mini food processor until almost a puree

Preheat the oven to 350° and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.  Mix cake mix, flour, and jello. Add the oil, milk, eggs, and strawberries, mixing at low speed until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Beat the batter for 3 more minutes on medium speed.

Pour the batter into muffin pans so that they are about half full.  Bake at 350° for 18-23 minutes, or until the tops are springy to the touch.

Vanilla Buttercream
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 T. milk, cold
3 t. vanilla extract
6-7 c. powdered sugar

Using a mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy.  Add 1/3 of the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat on low speed until incorporated. Then add the next 1/3 of the powdered sugar and the milk, 1 T. at a time, until incorporated. Finish mixing in the milk and powdered sugar.

The buttercream should be quite white and fluffy. Add as much powdered sugar as needed, depending the desired consistency and sweetness.


  1. If I could bake, I would make those for my co-workers! They look good!!


  2. These sound delicious! Do you use fresh or frozen strawberries?

  3. oh wow! those look amazing! i want!

    all these recipes are making me hungry!

    thank you so much for linking up again!!!