Sunday, April 1, 2012

#Berrylove: Strawberry Strawberry Cupcakes

April is #berrylove month!   Please join in on the #berrylove fun by linking up any berry recipe from the month of April 2012. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #berrylove event! The twitter hashtag is #berrylove :). Here  is the The Pinterest Board for #berrylove. Thank you Junia, for hosting the blog hop, and all of your hard work!

When I found out the theme for the April  blog hop was #berrylove, I knew exactly what I wanted to make, Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Butter Cream frosting.  I actually made these in Mid-March, before the Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.  You see for me, Strawberries are comfort food.  Each bite of strawberry that I take transports me back to my chilhood, when I would spend time at my Grandma's in Southern Illinois during the summer.  She would let me have Strawberries morning, noon, and night, with her wonderful Pound Cake. Sadly, I don't have that recipe, but I will have to try to make Pound Cake soon. If you have a wonderful Pound Cake recipe, please email it to me.

I looked at many Strawberry Cupcake recipes, finally settling on a white cupcake, chocked full of chopped strawberries, and topped with a wonderful Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting made with Strawberry puree. These cupcakes taste heavenly, and there is a huge strawberry flavor in every bite, from both the cupcake and the frosting. The cake is light and moist and the frosting is wonderful, a perfect combination of flavors and textures.
Strawberry Cupcakes Adapted from Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella

Ingredients: Makes 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with liners.

2. With an electric mixer on medium speed beat the butter until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. 
3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

4. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk until combined. Fold in Vanilla and strawberries.

5. Fill the cupcake liners one half to three-quarters full. Bake for about 20-25minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan. Remove to rack to cool completely.  Frost when completely cool.

Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting
1 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
3 Tbsp strawberry puree (from about 3-4 strawberries)

1.      In bowl of stand mixer cream butter for 1-2 minutes.
2.      Gradually add confectioner’s sugar and continue mixing scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
3.      Mix in strawberry puree.
4.      Place the frosting in a piping bag fitted with tip 1M to decorate cupcakes.

Here are  my amazing co-hosts:.

A little bit of everything ~ Roxana GreenGirl ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
Baker Street
~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves
~ Becky Higgins
~ Erin Meyer ~ @bigfatbaker
Bon à croquer
~ Valerie ~ @valouth
Cake Duchess
~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Easily Good Eats
~ Three Cookies                                          
Elephant Eats
~ Amy
Georgie CakesGeorgie @ GeorgieCakes
Hobby And More
~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake
~ Betsy Eves ~ @JavaCupcake
Mis Pensamientos
~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
~ T.R. ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake
~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen's Notebook
~ Elizabeth  Quirino ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azúcar
~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Simply Reem
~  Reem ~ @Simplyreem
Soni's Food for Thought
~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice
~ Deanna Segrave-Daly ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!
~ Liz ~ @thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food
~ Laura ~ @TAofCRF
The Wimpy Vegetarian
~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack
~ Jackie S. ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma
~ Cindy ~ @vegetarianmamma

This is a blog hop!


  1. Double doze of strawberries, I'm in. I love that its filled w/ strawberries and the buttercream frosting sounds delish.

    1. These are my favorite cupcakes, bursting with strawberry flavor. They are delish!!!

  2. This a classic, I was expecting someone did it :-D
    Great frosting and fantastic filling!

    Bon appetit!

    1. Helena,
      I had never made double strawberry cupcakes before. they turned out so well. Thank you!

  3. I think all the men in my life are gonna to love these :) They're perfect for the holiday too! Happy berrylove!

    1. I love strawberries, too. they would look cute on holiday buffet. Sending #berrylove your way

  4. These look fantastic with the strawberry filling and the butter strawberry frosting. What a cool blog hop.

    1. Suzi,
      Strawberries are a favorite of mine. These cupcakes are yummy!

  5. I absolutely adore strawberries too and this sounds amazing with the Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting - swoon!

    1. Deanna-
      These cupcakes are perfect for any strawberry lover. Sending lots of #berrylove your way!

  6. Oh I love strawberry cupcakes! Can't get enough of them. This is soooo delish! Thanks for sharing the berrylove!

    1. Elizabeth,
      these are really good strawberry cupcakes, especially with the Strawberry Butter Cream frosting, Yum! Sending lots of #berrylove your way!

  7. Gorgeous Cupcakes Becky!Love the strawberries inside and in the frosting :)So so delicious!Sending you some #Berrylove :)

    1. Soni,
      These cupcakes are bursting with strawberry flavor and moist cake. Sending lots of #berrylove your way!

  8. Oh, Becky! Your words about the pound cake with strawberries brought memories of my childhood! These cupcakes look to die for - I can almost taste them!

  9. Oh, Becky!!! What a treat these little guys are!! We adore berries, and I can guarantee that these cupcakes would not last long in our house. BEautiful!

    1. Kim-
      These cupcakes didn't last long in my house either. I love strawberries!

  10. Your strawberry memories of your grandmother are so sweet. Your cupcakes are gorgeous and that strawberry frosting looks so darn good...give me a bowl and a spoon;) Perfect for #berrylove month:)

    1. Lora,
      Yes to me strawberries are comfort food. The cupcakes with the frosting are a delicious duo.

  11. Wow so full of strawberries! Looks lovely and especially delicious!

    1. Medeja,
      these strawberries are so good, especially with all of the strawberry flavor.

  12. Your cupcakes looks lovely and yummy!! They look creamy as I love them!!

    1. Valerie,
      These cupcakes are so good with lots of strawberry flavor and yummy frosting!

  13. Yum! They look great! Love berries in the springtime!

    1. I love berries in Spring and Summer, Fall, or anytime, however fresh is best.

  14. becky, awww i'm so glad that the strawberries bring back so many lovely childhood memories! these strawberry cupcakes look divine! have a great week :)

    1. Junia,
      Strawberries are my comfort food, so for #berrylove, I had to make strawberry cupcakes! Sending loads of #berrylove your way!

  15. I like the ones from Southern Living, especially the Sour Cream Pound Cake here - it has a delicate lemon taste. Also they have a set of tips on how to make it right first time and every time. Lee

    1. Lee,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and your tips on the pound cake. I'm going to check them out now.

  16. I don't think I have ever tried cupcakes made with fresh strawberries. This does sound awesome.

    1. I had never made these cupcakes either, but they weren't soggy at all, which I was afraid of happening.

  17. These cupcakes look amazing.. i love the fresh berries in it!

    1. Richa,
      These cupcakes are delicious, and bursting with strawberry flavor!

  18. Gorgeous! Sending you lots of #berrylove this month!

    1. Susan,
      Thank you. These cupcakes are so good, and look so pretty.

  19. These look just amazing! I love that they are stuffed full of berries :)

    1. These cupcakes are bursting with berries, and then topped Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting. Yum, Yum!

  20. Amazing! I can't wait to try these! I think the kids will LOVE them!
    Much #berry love!

  21. Cindy,
    If your kids love strawberries, they will love these cupcakes, which are bursting with flavor. If you make these, let me know, how they turned out!

  22. So pretty!! I think cupcakes are so special; individual little treats! and all those strawberries really make them sound so delicious!!

  23. Intense strawberry heaven cupcakes :-)

  24. So many of my favorite food memories involve my grandmother. These are lovely and look completely scrumptious (which is a word I don't use often! ;D) but I really love the thought of eating pound cake and strawberries with grandma. So much love is poured into those kinds of memories (and dishes!) Lovely post!


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