Moist and delicious strawberry basil cupcakes frosted with basil buttercream! Yep, you read that right, basil buttercream! It’s one of the most unique buttercream flavors; very refreshing and delicious and perfect for these berry strawberry cupcakes! These cupcakes are so delicious! If you want to serve a dessert that’s bound to have your guests asking for the recipe, make these sweet treats!
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If you’ve never tried basil buttercream, I do hope you give it a try! It’s one of those unique flavors that leaves you guessing just what it is! And the color is certainly eye-catching! I love strawberry basil jam and thought, why not combine these flavors for a cake recipe?! This frosting recipe is made by first pulsing the basil leaves together with confectioner’s sugar in a food processor. This basil paste is then combined with buttercream. The frosting is super light and fluffy and so delicious! These cupcakes are a truly tempting with their show-stopping color and aroma!
The strawberry cupcake base is simple and easy to make, loaded with tons of fresh diced strawberries. I used my ‘Vanilla Cake’ recipe from my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ series, then added both diced strawberries and strawberry jam for the best strawberry flavor! You can also use frozen and thawed berries. Make sure they are completely thawed and drain any excess juices.
You can use this recipe for full-sized cupcakes (this recipe makes 24), mini cupcakes (makes 48), or use this recipe to make an 8-inch round cake with 2 to 3 layers.
Enjoyed this unique strawberry basil dessert recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Strawberry Basil Cake – delicate strawberry cake with basil filling and strawberry buttercream!
- Easy Strawberry Cupcakes – the best strawberry cupcakes with a sweet strawberry buttercream!
- Strawberry Basil Eclairs – the most delicious eclairs filled with basil cream and glazed with strawberries!
- Strawberry Cream Puffs – classic cream puffs with a berry twist!