Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

I have been enjoying making fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting that I decided to make some Easter cupcakes for a family get-together. I also made a flower cake with extra batter.

Following the directions on the box, here are some pictures to illustrate what I did.

Duncan Hines White Cake mix and Pillsbury Strawberry Cake mix.

  Mix eggs, oil and water to the cake mixes.

When mixed well, line Wilton muffin pans with non-grease baking cups. Scoop half a scoop of strawberry mix and half of the white mix into each cup.  Using a toothpick or a chopstick, swirl the mixtures in the baking cups.

Bake at 325 degrees until toothpick or chopstick comes out clean from center of cupcake then remove from oven.  After 2-3 minutes, remove from muffin pan and cool on cooling rack. Store until ready to ice.

Fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting

(double cream cheese frosting recipe)

Add 5 fresh strawberries

Blend together and frost cupcakes. if the frosting is too runny, add more confectioner’s sugar.

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Hello Kitty Cupcakes

My niece turned 8 yesterday, the same day as my dad.  To celebrate, we went to Dave and Busters for dinner and had Mich’lae’s Hello Kitty Cupcakes for dessert.

Vanilla cupcakes (Duncan Hines)

Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)

Hello Kitty Holders (CaraMia Store)

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1 block cream cheese (room temperature)

1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 tsp pure Madagascar vanilla extract

Mix ingredients in order listed above in a mixer.  (I use a Kitchen Aid with the paddle.)  Add food coloring or color gel. Add to container or decorating bag with icing tip and decorate.

Nyika’s Birthday Cake

Nyika’s Shifted Oreo Cake with Oreo Peanut Butter Fudge Creme Cookies

Nyika getting ready to dig in!

Hollister, Nyika and me…23, yay!

slice of the cake

Friends. BFFs!

This cake is an oreo cake that was baked in two 9 in circle pans. semi-cooled (hence the shift) and frosted with milk chocolate and rainbow chip frosting from Betty Crocker topped with peanut butter oreos.  candles provided by lori.

Oreo Peanut Butter Fudge Cremes

cake recipe here: my baking addiction