I do Not like Chocolate. Yep- thats right- not at all. So when it comes to baked goods it can be really challenging to find things I like. When I came across this recipe on another blog I was excited!!
These came out so Great! I would use the M**** word but that is my most hated word in the dictionary. Really- it’s not a pretty word.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 (12-cup) muffins pans with cupcake papers.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning the pans once, halfway through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the vanilla extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.
Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or spatula, or pipe on the frosting with a big star tip. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.