Saturday, February 9, 2013

Strawberry Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sooo good with their strawberry cream cheese frosting!  I made little fudge hearts to go on them, and they taste amazing with the frosting also.
I made one batch of cupcakes from scratch yesterday, and they turned out awful! I had to throw them all out!  So I went and bought a strawberry cake mix, and added a few things - much better!
For the fudge, I used our 2 Minute Fudge recipe, and spread it on a cookie sheet so it would be thin. 
I found some of these cookie cutters at Wal-Mart, and used the smallest one to cut out the fudge after it was set.
The smallest one was the perfect size - so cute!
Cupcake Ingredients:
1 box strawberry cake mix, (including ingredients needed on box)
1 extra egg
3/4 cup sour cream
1 (3 oz) package strawberry gelatin
Add one extra egg to the amount called for on the box.  Beat the eggs for 2 minutes in a separate bowl, set aside.
In large mixing bowl, add cake mix and remaining ingredients on the box. Add in the beaten eggs and mix together.  Add sour cream and strawberry gelatin, stir well.  Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour into cupcake pan, and bake according to package directions.
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
8 oz strawberry flavored cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 TBS vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar (add more or less until desired consistency)   
milk, if needed to make thinner
red food coloring
sprinkles, optional
In large bowl, blend cream cheese until smooth.  Add softened butter, and blend together with cream cheese.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar.  You may need to add some milk if it's too thick.
Add food coloring, mix well.  Spoon into bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.  Add sprinkles and fudge hearts! :)

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