Who knew there was more to making cupcakes than buying a box of cake mix? This strawberry cupcake is so yummy!
- 10 tbsp butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup self rising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3-4 large strawberries, mashed
- 6 strawberries, halved
- 8 ounce cream cheese, room temp
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line holes in a muffin pan with paper cupcake liners. Beat the butter with the sugars in a bowl until fluffy, then add the vanilla extract. Add one egg and beat well.
In separate bow, mix the flour and cinnamon together then add half to the butter mixture stir to combine. Add the remaining egg and flour mixture and stir to combine. Add the mashed strawberries and mix well.
Spoon the batter into the paper liners and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Mix the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
Add the vanilla extract and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get to desired sweetness and thickness.
After you frost each cupcake take a strawberry half and place on top of each cupcake.