Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

October 15, 2017

 

 

So today Bae informed me that he has a potluck..tomorrow. Usually I would freak out in such circumstances, but I remembered that I had a spare box of cake mix in my pantry. Now, as a baker, I do consider using cake mix for cupcakes “cheating.” In this case, desperate times called for desperate measures. The cupcakes still turned out super moist and delicious! Check out my full recipe below...

 

 

Prep Time: 30min

Cook Time: 30min

Total Time: 1 Hour

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For The Cupcakes:

1 Box White Cake (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake)

1-1/4 Cups Water

1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

3 Egg Whites or Whole Eggs

 

For The Buttercream

1 Cup Stick Butter (Softened)

2 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar

1 Tablespoon Almond or Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

For The Cupcakes:

1. Prepare cupcakes according to box instructions

2. Line 24 slots in cupcake pan

3. Fill each slots 3/4 full with batter

4. Bake for 14-19 minutes

5. Transfer to wire rack

 

For The Buttercream:

1. Make sure the sugar is finely sifted to avoid clumping

2. Add sugar and butter to standing mixer. Mix on medium speed until fluffy

3. Add extract of choice

4. Add heavy cream

5. Mix until well combined

6. Transfer to piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes

7. Top with diced strawberries

 

 

 

Everyone at my beau’s job seemed to really enjoy these cupcakes. I was hoping one would be left over for me, but all he brought home was an empty container. I may turn this potluck preparation gig into a full fledge business! What’s you’re favorite potluck food? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

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Notoriously Neash is the brainchild of mommy, makeup enthusiast and chronic over-doer Aneasha Meade. She created the blog in early 2017 with hopes of fusing two of her greatest loves – beauty and baking. Over time the blog has grown into being so much more than that. Here readers will find product reviews, rants, fashion tips, mommy experiences and overall real life shit.

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