At 65 cents a cupcake, celebrate Valentine's Day and any Patriotic holiday with these Strawberry Filled Cupcakes made from scratch with fresh strawberries!
Course: Cupcakes, Dessert, Holidays, Picnic
Keyword: Memorial day cupcakes, Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
Cost: 65 cents a cupcake
Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
Cookie cooling rack
⅓cupFresh Strawberries Pureeabout 4 ounces of fresh Strawberries
¼cupUnsweetened Almond Milk
½cupAll Purpose Flour
½cupplus 2 tbsp Buttersoftened
1 1/4cupsStrawberriesroughly chopped
Red Food Coloringoptional
Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
4ouncesCream Cheeseroom temperature
2 ½tbspUnsweetened Almond Milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
Strawberry Puree Mixture Preparation
Rinse the strawberries, dry and cut off the hull.
To make the strawberry puree, add a few strawberries to a small food processor pulsing until they are pureed for a measurement of ⅓ cup. It takes about 3 to 4 ounces of strawberries for ⅓ cup puree.
Add the Unsweetened Almond Milk and vanilla to the food processor and blend until incorporated.
Chop the remaining strawberries until you have 1 ¼ cup. Put aside for later.
Dry Ingredients Preparation
In a small bowl, sift together the dry ingredients in order to incorporate all the ingredients removing any lumps.
Wet Ingredients Preparation
In a stand up mixer, cream the butter.
Slowly adding the sugar and then the eggs.
Strawberry Filled Cupcakes Batter Preparation
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients (except for the reserved chopped strawberries) into the wet ingredients alternating with the Strawberry puree mixture.
If desired add red food coloring.
Stir in the reserved chopped strawberries.
Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins.
Bake for 20-minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Let cupcakes stay in the muffin tins until cool enough to remove to a cooling rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting Preparation
In a stand up mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter.
Add the cream cheese and blend until smooth.
Blend in remaining ingredients.
Add more Confectioners Sugar if a thicker frosting is desired or Almond Milk if the frosting is too thick.
Calories are approximate depending upon the number of cupcakes and the type of frosting used. Optional toppings are not included in the calories. Cost per serving can vary based upon the price of ingredients. Optional toppings are not included in the cost per serving.Recipe TipUse All-Purpose White Flour if you cannot find cake flour.