5.26.2009

Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes


It was hard to choose which cupcake recipe to make this time from my new cupcake cookbook. They all look so scrumptious. I finally decided on these little cuties!


The cake mix isn't scratch in these and actually in the book this recipe calls for packaged frosting as well. I wanted to make my frosting from scratch so I used a recipe in the back of the cookbook for the cream cheese frosting.

For the cupcakes you will need:
  • 1 package of white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cups strawberry soda
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Mix as directed on box substituting carbonated beverage for the water and using oil and egg whites.


Fill muffin cup 2/3 full.
Bake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


For the frosting you will need:
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and food coloring with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until smooth and spreadable.

(Feel free to giggle over my frosting. I haven't quite gotten the hang of my new frosting kit yet.)

You can leave these plain and simple or...

You can top 'em off with a slice of fresh strawberry!

Because the frosting is made from real cream cheese, you will want to place these in the refrigerator.


These are so light and moist and the frosting is outstanding!!


Click Here for a printable version of this recipe.

~Divine~

27 comments:

Julia said...

It has PINK batter???? Wow. I seriously gulped when I saw them all frosted and pretty. I guess I can just pretend I eat fun stuff through reading your blog.

BTW. I picked a ton of cherries from my neighbors tree and made FRESH "cherry cobbler" and another dish I call death by cherries and butter and and sugar with a dash of flour. I took it to share with Suzi's family and it was gone in about 10 minutes.

Food goes quick here.

Charlotte said...

Strawberry soda is an interesting ingredient. That explains the pink batter.

Michelle said...

Oh YUMMY! How adorable too...just love the white sprinkles on the pink. I've never seen soda in cupcakes...I'd love to try these!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Does the fresh strawberry mean we call these healthy? :p

Donna-FFW said...

These cupcakes sound absolutely delightful!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

They are so pretty - how cool that you put in strawberry soda!

When I used to volunteer at my friend's cake shop (before they could afford to hire anyone) my favorite thing to do was ice cupcakes! Sometimes it's easier to do when you start in the center, you just have to make sure to get plenty IN the center so the outside isn't taller. It also helps if the cupcake doesn't rise above the liner (trickery!).

For the record, I think yours look cute and whimsical.

Cathy said...

Those look great! I love using cake mixes and doctoring them up. And love cream cheese icing!

The Queen of Clearance said...

sadly my husband haaates strawberries, But i love them and this looks sooo good!

Kristin said...

Must have now! Definitely trying out this one. Thanks!!

girlichef said...

Pretty :) I'm doing something fun with cupcakes next month...and you're making me eager with all your yummies!

Christina said...

Looks delicious!! MMMM!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Oh yum!!! And they look so pretty. What more do you need?

Randi Troxell said...

oh my! those are like the best looking and prettiest cupcakes ever! oh they look sooo delicious!

Sweta said...

This looks so sinful-but I guess a treat once-in-a while is ALWAYS welcome!!

Little Miss Baker said...

These are WONDERFUL!!! I may just try them tonight!! Nice work my friend and what pretty icing! I like it and think you did great :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I think your frosting looks great! All shiny and yummy! Nice job!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks amazing my mum used to make us little treats like this shes coming next month will ask her he he

HoneyB said...

We were of the same mind with strawberry cupcakes! Your cupcakes are decorated adorably! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

teresa said...

I could see myself making this for my daughter's fourth birthday. She loses her mind over anything pink, and I lose my mind over anything strawberry! They look wonderful!

Heidi said...

What a great use of strawberry soda! These are beautiful :)

The Blonde Duck said...

PINK cupcakes! Oh, wuffle in envy!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh yum! They look absolutely delicious my friend!

Pam said...

Divine indeed! They look so delicious - my daughter would LOVE them.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cupcakes are absolutely beautiful!

Katy ~ said...

Those are about the sweetest looking girly cupcakes I've seen in a while. I'm trying to remember if I've even seen strawberry soda, and I'm thinking it's a rare commodity around here. Nevertheless, your cupcakes look very good. I really like the looks of those little white sprinkles. Dresses those little beauties up nice and fancy!

Thank you for coming to my blog and leaving such a nice note. I am so pleased to make your acquaintance and to welcome you to my little dot in the blogosphere!

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious! And so pretty! I love cream cheese frosting, seriously, it's just sinful, I could eat it with a spoon!

5 Star Foodie said...

These pink batter and frosting cupcakes are absolutely beautiful and sound so good! I need to make these for my daughter asap.

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