Saturday, May 08, 2010

Strawberry Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream-Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Strawberry season is in full tilt in North Carolina, just in time for Mother's Day. I'm excited to take these beauties to my parents' house tomorrow, where I'll be celebrating being a mother, and having a mother, with my extended family. This may be my second Mother's Day but that doesn't make it any less sweet! I may, in fact, have already shared one of these cupcakes (or two) with my sweet little guy. And he may have already given me my Mother's Day gift (tickets to see Jack Johnson, courtesy of my main squeeze.) So, yeah, it's already been a good weekend. Tomorrow's beautiful weather and celebration are just, shall we say, the icing on the cupcake!

I wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! And if you're still on your journey to becoming a mother I pray for you daily. There is nothing in the world quite like it!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cream-Cheese Frosting
By Confabulation in the Kitchen
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* The cupcakes are made from my favorite strawberry-cake recipe. Be prepared for the following comments: "These cupcakes taste just like strawberry ice cream." "These cupcakes were good for my soul." "These cupcakes are the best thing you've ever brought us!" And no, I'm not making these up! This is good stuff, my people.

Ingredients
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup strawberry puree (made from frozen, sweetened strawberries)
5 cups powdered sugar (more or less)

Directions
Beat butter and cheese together until creamy. Add puree and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, until you reach the taste and consistency you prefer.

Want more strawberry recipes? Look no further!
* Mama's Baked Strawberry Pie
* The most beautiful strawberry tarts ever
* Strawberry Dumpling
* Strawberry Preserves

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the strawberry recipes! They're in in SC, too, and it's time to use them up! I dehydrated some the other day because I couldn't think of what to do with them other than make a Shoney pie!

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  2. Oops! Happy Mother's Day!
    ~ingrid

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  3. Love strawberry cupcakes and topping them with yummy strawberry cream cheese frosting only makes them better!
    ~ingrid

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  4. Oh yum!!! These look fantastic, I am definitely going to try these. We have delicious strawberries right now and i'm dying to bake with them!

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  5. pretty in pink! happy mother's day, abby, and by the way, i could look at and listen to jack johnson from sunrise to sunset. :)

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  6. A happy Mothers Day to you and all the special women in your life. Tickets to see Jack Johnson would do it for me and butterfly kisses from my little grown up one!!!

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  7. Oh, yummy! These look divine!

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  8. Hope you had a good mothers day, strawberry cuppies are always delicious, your cream cheese frosting looks so lovely and creamy too mm :)

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  9. ooh hope you had a happy mother's day. this looks delicious!

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  10. Oooo. These look so pretty and sound delicious. I can't wait for strawberry season. We're almost there!

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  11. I am SO going to be trying this frosting!!

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  12. Sorry for the late Happy Mother's Day wishes but these cupcakes and beautiful pictures had me distracted!

    Glad it was a good one... although how could it not be with these gorgeous treats!

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  13. beautiful cupcakes. I just got a bunch of strawberries from a friend's families strawberry farm. These would be so fun to make with them

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  14. super cute! cant go wrong with strawberry...just made strawberry marscapone filled cupcakes myself! :)
    http://cuppycakebakes.blogspot.com

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