REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

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Candice 176

"I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!"
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Ingredients

47 m servings 151 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with 20 cupcake liners (for mini cupcakes, line 72 mini muffin tins).
  2. Grind strawberries into a fine powder using a coffee grinder or food processor. Whisk strawberry powder, all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract.
  4. Stir flour mixture, alternately with the milk, into butter mixture until just incorporated. Fill lined tins with cupcake batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until cupcakes spring back when gently touched with a fingertip or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes for regular cupcakes, 8 to 10 minutes for mini cupcakes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • To make strawberry powder: grind 1 to 1.6 oz (depending on your taste) freeze-dried strawberries into a fine powder using a coffee grinder, Magic BulletĀ® or food processor. You can find freeze-dried strawberries at Trader Joe'sĀ® or online, or make your own dried strawberries.
  • Dry 1 pound of very thinly sliced fresh strawberries in a 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) oven for 8 hours, then grind as above into a fine powder.
  • Try topping these cupcakes with Real Strawberry Frosting.

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Most helpful positive review

Wonderful! I saw this recipe, and thought--when I read about the freeze-dried strawberry powder--"GENIUS!" I made them for a BBQ this weekend, but only got 14 cupcakes. I think of my pan as bein...

Most helpful critical review

I had such high hopes for this and it fell a little short. They were still good cupcakes and everyone ate them up but they did not have a strong strawberry flavor or even color as I hoped. The d...

Wonderful! I saw this recipe, and thought--when I read about the freeze-dried strawberry powder--"GENIUS!" I made them for a BBQ this weekend, but only got 14 cupcakes. I think of my pan as bein...

These have been a very big hit with everyone I've given to taste test for me. The single most common statement everyone makes is "These really taste like Strawberries, REAL strawberries." And th...

I've been searching for a true, made from scratch strawberry cupcake for awhile that wasn't too wet from the fresh berries, and this recipe is amazingly perfect with great strawberry flavor! I ...

Want to make 18 cupcakes with a REAL strawberry taste? Here's your answer! I must tell you about my first attempt to make them! I emptied the package of freeze dried strawberries into my food...

I had such high hopes for this and it fell a little short. They were still good cupcakes and everyone ate them up but they did not have a strong strawberry flavor or even color as I hoped. The d...

YUM! You can really taste the strawberry flavor! It's not that often that I get to play with my magic bullet. Watching the freeze dried strawberries turn to powder was fun. The recipe was r...

Loved it! I just used frozen strawberries instead and added a little bit more, I chopped them and added them to batter as they were still frozen. Yum!

Batter was too thick to pour. 8-10 minutes for mini cupcakes is not enough time 12-14 maybe. Mine were more like muffins. Wound up making a box mix to take to party at last minute :(

so moist. so delicious. flavorful and absolutely real strawberry flavor. i can see myself even adding a second bag of the freeze dried strawberries to the mix to REALLY saturate the strawberr...