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SIMPLE Strawberry Cupcakes perfect for a girls birthday party, springtime, Easter or whenever #cupcakes #simplepartyfood

SIMPLE Strawberry Cupcakes




  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, white granulated
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooking oil, vegetable or canola
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 10 strawberries (for puree)


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 68 cups powdered sugar, depending on consistency wanted
  • 10 medium strawberries (for frosting)
  • 24 tablespoons milk, half-and-half or heavy cream, depending on consistency


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Cut 10 strawberries into pieces and add to small saucepan.
  3. Chop the remaining 10 strawberries finely.
  4. Cook on medium low until strawberries break down and turn to puree. You may need to use a masher depending on how ripe the strawberries are.
  5. Divide in half and place small bowls in refrigerator to chill.
  6. Divide in half – part for cupcakes and part for frosting.


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light.
  3. Gradually add sugar beating about 30 seconds until well combined.
  4. Add oil and vanilla, beat well.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Starting and stopping with dry ingredients.
  6. Beat until well combined. Batter will be thin.
  7. Fold in strawberry puree and ½ cup diced strawberries.
  8. Divide into cupcakes liners, until 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  10. Cool completely and frost with strawberry frosting.


  1. Add butter to large bowl or mixing bowl for stand mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk.
  3. Fold in strawberry puree and the diced strawberries.


  • Serving Size: 1

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