MIXED BERRY CUPCAKES WITH MIXED BERRY BUTTERCREAM

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 30

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4C vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2C frozen mixed berries, thawed and drained of juice (reserve juice)
  • 1/4C berry juice
  • 1C water
  • Frosting
  • 3/4C thawed berries, pushed through a seive to create a puree
  • 1 1/2sticks unsalted butter-room temperature
  • 5C powdered sugar.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare cupcake pans with liners and I spray each one with a little butter spray.
  • I mixed the water with berry juice and then combined the eggs and oil and cake mix in a medium bowl, whisking until smooth.
  • Gently fold in the thawed berries and scoop them into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once the cakes are done, let them cool completely before frosting.
  • Frosting:
  • Thaw berries completely in microwave, drain juice and mash through seive.
  • Using a stand mixer whip butter and puree until combined.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach the spreading consistency that you prefer.
  • I like a more stiff frosting to stand up to piping.
  • I also added a few decorator candies to make them more special.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

So...I am obsessed with homemade buttercream frosting!! This time was for the Super Bowl party. I started again with a cake mix, this was a strawberry flavored mix that I added real fruit to.

Categories: Cupcakes 

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