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Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup chopped strawberries

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Instructions

To make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans.
  2. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl.
  3. In bowl of mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla until combined. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in berries.
  4. Fill cupcake pans 3/4 way. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting:

  1. Use a mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach a slightly stiffer consistency then you wanted. Blend the strawberries into the mixture. The strawberry juices should thin out your buttercream a little bit, add more powdered sugar if needed.