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Strawberry Cupcakes with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

June 24th, 2008

 Strawberry Cupcakes with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

“These are the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!”  Those were the words of my beautiful wife after devouring one of these cupcakes I just whipped up.  That says a lot.  I really value her opinion when I cook but I have to say these little delights are SO GOOD!

Fold Strawberries inDivide batter

I started with Amy’s Strawberry cupcake recipe, modified it a little, then topped it off with a fluffy chocolate frosting recipe from recipe zaar.  I ran to the store, but forgot to grab the yogurt so I used some homemade applesauce I made a few days ago.  I also snuck in some whole-wheat flour once again with nothing but perfection as a result.  Here’s what I did:

Ingredients for Cupcake:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 6 ounces Homemade Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (Remember I use King Arthur brand and have had trouble with other whole-wheat flours in my bread making)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 20 medium sized Stahlbush Island Farm’s Frozen Strawberries (thawed slightly) (Rachel brought them from work) cut into quarters.  I used large pieces of strawberries for the texture I desired.  I wanted big juicy pieces of strawberry in each cupcake.

Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients for Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

The Finished Strawberry Cupcakes

Directions for Cupcake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy
  3. Add your egg and applesauce and mix thoroughly
  4.  Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add to your wet ingredients
  5. Fold in strawberries
  6. Place in lined cupcake baking tins (I made about 14, Amy says divide into 20)
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or so, until toothpick comes out clean

Directions for Fluffy Chocolate Frosting:

  1. Mix cocoa and boiling water thoroughly until a thick paste results
  2. Beat in the butter until well combined
  3. Mix in the sugar and vanilla
  4. Blend until creamy and fluffy
  5. Chill for at least 15 minutes before using as it starts out really runny!

Put it all together by spreading the frosting on each cupcake and topping with a half strawberry.

I hope you enjoy them!

3 Responses to ' Strawberry Cupcakes with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting '

  • Blueberry & Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting | Making Banana Pancakes says: [July 3rd, 2008 10:08 pm]

    […] with whole blueberries and strawberries on top.  This cupcake recipe was my answer!  I used the Strawberry cupcake recipe from last week and simply reduced the amount of strawberries and added whole blueberries to the […]

  • Miss Muffin says: [January 3rd, 2009 4:57 am]

    This looks so yummy! When I see this I can’t wait for summer … and outside there is snow …
    Miss Muffin

  • MRS, NORMA says: [February 23rd, 2012 2:07 pm]

    This are outstanding. I was looking for some strawberries cupcakes and this turned out like heaven. my family was so pleased. thanks for sharing. They are delicious

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