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Easy Strawberry Cupcakes (video)

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If you love strawberries, you’re going to love these easy and delicious strawberry cupcakes! They’re made with a strawberry vanilla cake batter and dotted with fresh diced strawberries. I frosted them with a light and fruity strawberry buttercream, using my ‘Strawberry Rhubarb Jam’ recipe. This easy cupcake recipe is perfect for parties, picnics or just because!

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Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes 

These strawberry cupcakes start with an easy and delicious vanilla cake batter dotted with diced berries! The cake is moist and so flavorful! Before starting the cupcake batter, get the oven preheating. The recipe takes just a few minutes to put together! First, mix together the wet ingredients in a large bowl, then sift in the dry ingredients. I like to add a bit of strawberry extract or emulsion (affiliate link) for more strawberry flavor. Fold in the diced strawberries last and the batter is all done!

Bake the cupcakes for about 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Make sure to cool the cupcakes completely before frosting!! If the cupcakes are still warm, the frosting will melt and slide right off!

strawberry cupcakes topped with strawberry buttercream

Strawberry Buttercream

You’ll love the fluffy, creamy and fruity strawberry frosting I use for these cupcakes! This recipe is made with a simple buttercream base, using my standard ‘Vanilla Buttercream’ recipe. The secret to a great buttercream is whisking the butter before adding anything else! I recommend whisking the butter on high speed for 7 to 9 minutes and scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl often, until the butter is pale in color and fluffy. Only then add the remaining ingredients!

Special note: make sure to add the strawberry preserves LAST! Have the buttercream all done, then add the jam and whisk for 15 to 20 seconds, just until it’s incorporated. Overmixing can cause the buttercream to separate! I used 3 tablespoons of my ‘Strawberry Rhubarb Jam’ for these cupcakes. It’s sweet and tart and so delicious! Store-bought jam will also work well!

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