Made these cupcakes for my mommy for her birthday. I surprised her and brought them to her in the morning so she could take them to work with her to share with her coworkers!
I started with fresh farm-stand strawberries. Pureed them…
…then used the pureed strawberries in place of water in a box white cake mix. I also added a good amount of red food color because the batter was actually purple-ish after adding the strawberries and I wanted them to be bright and vibrant.
I wanted to dunk my face in that bowl. My whole kitchen smelled amazing!
They baked up beautifully!
I topped these cupcakes with Nestle Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting.
It’s a very yummy frosting, but I personally think it was a little too rich and took away from the special flavor of these cupcakes. Next time I will try something else that’s more subtle.
My mommy and all her coworkers loved them!