Strawberry Cupcakes


These strawberry cupcakes have pureed strawberries in the cupcake and in the frosting! They are very light and moist. You can make these for birthdays, Valentines or Mother’s Day, or any day! I recently served these at a potluck where they received rave reviews!

Strawberry Cupcakes

Cream together butter, sugar and then add the oil and mix well:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 and 3/4 cups sugar

Then mix in:

  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (equal to 2 eggs)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a separate bowl, sift dry ingrediets.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Alternate dry ingredients into the batter with the milk mixture:

  • 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar

Scoop into paper-lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 18-20 minutes. This is a large batch, makes 24.

Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 4 cups icing sugar (more if needed)

Cream together butter and the shortening, adding in the salt, vanilla, and strawberry puree. Then add in 4 cups icing sugar and mix until fluffy.


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