Strawberry Cupcakes

By February 6, 2018 February 9th, 2018 Cupcakes, Holidays, Home Easy Baking, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Cupcakes

These Strawberry Cupcakes filled with Strawberry Glaze, frosted with Marshmallow Frosting and topped with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry are perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any occasion.

Strawberry Cupcakes filled with Strawberry Glaze and Marshmallow Frosting

There aren’t too many desserts better for Valentine’s Day then cupcakes! Especially when they are simple and pretty – or is that pretty simple? These Strawberry Cupcakes begin with a cake mix, then they get doctored up to taste more like homemade.

After they are baked and cooled, it’s time to add the strawberry glaze. I used my versatile recipe that takes only 4 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make. Add the Strawberry Glaze to a decorator bag fitted with a round tip. I used tip #2A. You can learn how to easily fill cupcakes in several ways.

Strawberry Cupcakes

This time, I simply pushed the tip into the cupcake and gently squeezed the glaze into the cupcake until it came out the top a bit. You can watch the video to see how I filled the cupcakes!

Then it’s time to frost the cupcakes. The Marshmallow Frosting is one of my favorites when I want a light fluffy frosting. It’s only 2 ingredients – whipped topping and marshmallow creme.

Add the thawed whipped topping to a large bowl and then add 1/4 cup of marshmallow creme. Stir gently until well combined. To easily get the marshmallow creme out of the jar, heat in the microwave about 15 seconds.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Now it’s time to add the Chocolate Covered Strawberries. You will want to make these a little ahead so they can sit and harden, it doesn’t take too long. You can coat the strawberries while the cupcakes are baking.

I have found that Almond Bark is the best choice when coating fruit, you can find it in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.

For 3 blocks of almond bark – heat the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue heating 10-20 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until the chocolate is almost melted. Then remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.

Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles, if you like. Place on parchment paper or wax paper until set, about 10 minutes.

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

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Chocolate covered strawberries on top of Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24 cupcakes

Description

Strawberry Cupcakes filled with Strawberry Glaze, frosted with Marshmallow Frosting and topped with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry


Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk (splash of vinegar in a measuring cup, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes)
  • 1/3 cup oil

Strawberry GlazeRecipe HERE 

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 1 (8oz) tub whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow creme

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Almond Bark
  • Strawberries
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in cupcake pan
  2. Combine all ingredients until smooth
  3. Fill cupcake liners using a cookie dough scoop
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  5. Cool completely

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  1. While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, you can get the chocolate strawberries ready
  2. Lay parchment or wax paper on the counter
  3. Place 3 blocks of Almond Bark in a microwave safe bowl
  4. Heat for 1 minute, stir, continue to heat 10-20 seconds
  5. Remove from microwave just before the chocolate is completely melted, stir until smooth
  6. Dip strawberry in chocolate, immediately add sprinkles if desired
  7. Place on parchment paper until set, about 10 minutes

Strawberry GlazeRecipe HERE 

  1. Add glaze to decorator bag fitted with round tip (I used #2A)
  2. Gently push tip into cupcake and squeeze glaze into cupcake until glaze begins to come out of top of cupcake

Frosting

  1. Add whipped topping to large bowl
  2. Heat marshmallow creme in microwave about 15 seconds – this makes it easier to remove from the jar
  3. Add 1/4 cup of marshmallow creme to whipped topping, stirring gently until smooth
  4. To frost – add frosting to decorator bag fitted with a tip (I used 1M star tip), frost cupcake and add chocolate covered strawberry
  5. Store in fridge until ready to serve

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