These delectable cupcakes will melt in your mouth. Serve these delicious STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES at your next party, social, family dinner, gathering or celebration!
The Best Strawberry Cupcake Recipe with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Yields 12 cupcakes
2 tbsp strawberry jam or preserves (preferably seedless for frosting)
1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of sugar
3 egg whites
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
4 drops pink food coloring
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, mix strawberry preserves and chopped strawberries. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a third bowl, beat sugar and butter together until fluffy (about 3 minutes using a hand mixer). Add egg whites, vanilla, and food coloring and beat until well incorporated. Add flour mixture and milk, beating on low speed until mixed. Fold in strawberry mixture.
Fill cupcake liners in cupcake pan 3/4 full. Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for five minutes then remove the cupcakes onto a cooling rack and let cool for 45 minutes.
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam or preserves
red food coloring
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp whipping cream
Mix together sugar and butter in a bowl with a hand mixer on low speed until well incorporated (about 3 minutes). Add the vanilla extract and whipping cream and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute. Mix in 1/3 cup seedless strawberry preserves or jam and 6 drops of red or pink food coloring.
Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish with fresh whole strawberries and sprinkles if desired.