Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Summertime makes me immediately think about fresh berries and sweet treats, so these yummy strawberry shortcake cupcakes are a natural fit. ┬áThis recipe would make the perfect cupcake for a child’s birthday party, a baby shower, an afternoon playdate, or just because.

Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting from JennsRAQ.com

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Choosing pretty pink cupcake liners adds to the fun for the presentation of these cupcakes. They’re just pretty in pink, don’t you think?

Cupcake Ingredients

*1 cup of all purpose flour
*2 Tbsp cornstarch
*1 tsp baking soda
*dash of salt
*1/2 cup sugar
*2 large eggs
*2 tsp vanilla extract
*1/4 cup vegetable oil
*1/4 cup melted butter (at room temp)
*1/2 cup buttermilk
*1/2 cup diced strawberries

To Make:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners.
2. Into a large mixing bowl, add flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a different bowl and using an electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy.
4. Add in vegetable oil and butter to the sugar mixture until well mixed.
5. Add dry ingredients to the wet mix slowly on medium speed.
6. Add in strawberries and lightly mix until all combined.
7. Scoop batter into your cupcake liners, filling only 3/4 of the way full.
8. Bake 15-18 minutes until you insert a toothpick in the center of a cupcake and it comes out clean of batter.
9. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 hours before frosting.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting from JennsRAQ.com

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

This is optional, of course, but makes them pop even more with fresh berries and a pretty pink color.

Strawberry Buttercream Ingredients:

*1 cup diced strawberries (more for garnish, if desired)
*3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
*2 Tbsp heavy cream
*2-3 cups powdered sugar

To Make:

1. In tje bowl of an electric mixer, or using a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually add strawberries, heavy cream, and 2 cups powdered sugar until well mixed and at the right consistency for frosting. If needed, gradually add in more powdered sugar to achieve the right consistency.
3. Frost cupcakes and garnish each one with a strawberry if you want!

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake from JennsRAQ.com

About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.

Comments

  1. These look incredible, I love the combination of fresh berries and sweetness in a summertime treat!
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