Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Last week was a co-worker's last day at my job. All of us got together to have a little spread for her last day. I signed up for dessert because I love to bake, and eat. Duh. 

I knew she loved strawberry cupcakes, but I didn't want to go the easy route and buy the boxed cake mix. I like to get my hands dirty and say I actually MADE what I baked. 

I went to my trusty Pinterest boards, and found the perfect pin with accompanying recipe.

So, I headed to the grocery store to stock on the goods and get started! 

Strawberry Cupcakes

1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix 
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin 
1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed 
4 large eggs 
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
1/4 cup water 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease your cupcake pans. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 - 8 oz. packages of Cream Cheese 
1/2 c. butter, softened 
1 tsp. vanilla 
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar 
pinch of salt 

Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Blend on slow as you add vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Once blended, turn mixer on high and blend until nice and fluffily. Use immediately or refrigerate. 

Of course, I forgot to take a final picture. But, trust me when I say these were AMAZING! Sooo yummy, and they had the perfect strawberry flavor. 

They didn't last long at work either. All of my co-workers complimented me and even asked me to share the recipe! 

Since this was a pinterest inspired recipe, I'm linking up with sweet Michelle for Oh, How Pinteresting!

Happy hump day, friends!



Meg O. said...

You're speaking my language!!! Looks awesome!!!!

Cami said...

Oh my goodness. YUM!!!!
Makes me want one NOW!! :D

Julie said...

They sound yummy!

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

Oh my that looks sinfully delicious!

Holly said...

These look delicious!!! :)

Katie said...

Now I need a cupcake!!!! Lol

Sarah Grace said...

this is soooo yummmy! i love cupcakes.....especially with cream cheese frosting!

happy wednesday!

xoxo, sarah grace!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yummy!! That frosting looks incredible. Super cute decorating skills too!

Jessica Renee said...

I've so tried something similar and they were yummy - now you have me wanting to make them again!! haha

Kerbi said...

Yum! I love strawberry cake/cupcakes!

Meghan said...

Umm, these sound amazing! Feel free to send them to Chicago:)

Lauren said...

I so need to try these now yum!


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