Monday, December 8, 2008

Strawberry Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for Bethany's shower. It was my first time using a frosting decorating tip and you can kinda tell I'm a rookie :)  I was disappointed that you couldn't really tell there were fresh strawberries in them.  I think I could have used a strawberry cake mix and nobody would have noticed.  But they were moist!

1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 oz. frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in cold water; stir in the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, flour and 1/2 of the strawberries. Beat for 5 minutes on the medium speed of an electric mixer. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the layers spring back when lightly pressed in the center. Cool cakes in the pans on wire racks.
For the frosting I creamed together 4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 c. softened butter, 1 T vanilla, 1/3 c. milk and 1-3 drops of red food coloring.

1 comment:

The McFarlane Family said...

3 stars? We thought they were DELICIOUS!! I give them 5 stars!


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