Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

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So Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend!  Yea!  Normally when I think of Valentine’s day desserts I think of chocolate paired with strawberries or raspberries.

However, we have been having unusually warm spring like weather here in Colorado so I couldn’t help myself but make something well more spring like.  So these strawberry shortcake cupcakes were born.  

I used a shortcake base for the cupcake and made a nice strawberry buttercream frosting.  Topped it off with a strawberry and some sprinkles.

I have a love hate relationship with sprinkles.  They never go where I want them to and they scatter all over the counters and floors.

I could hear them> ting ttting ting ting.  My kids where chasing them down just to eat them.  They are so deprived.

I decided to add them last minute after I put the strawberry on so they of course they were sticking to the strawberry but rolling off the cupcake, so I guess partly my fault for not sprinkling while the frosting was still really wet.

I love the way sprinkles add that extra over the top touch to some things but is it really worth the hassle sometimes???  Oh well lessons learned. 🙂

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Cake, Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • Cupcake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Frosting
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Combine all cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric or stand mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl several times. Beat on high for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Spoon into cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. To prepare the frosting beat the butter in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Stir in the powdered sugar.
  4. In a small bowl mash the sliced strawberries and add to the butter mixture. Beat until the frosting is smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick beat in a little milk a few drops at a time. If the frosting is too thin beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  5. Frost the cupcakes when completely cooled.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

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