By Marsha D. on June 04, 2008
Photo by nameerkan
Photo by nameerkan
"This recipe came from the Martha Stewart Show. Saw these made and knew I had to have this recipe. Made these for my husband for Valentine's Day and our 6th year anniversary. They are wonderful!! Made with fresh strawberries in both cupcake and frosting. NOTE:: For best results.... let butter and eggs come to room temperature before using and use pure vanilla extract."
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"These were so yummy! I made these for my daughter's 1st birthday party and topped them with a strawberry cream cheese frosting I improvised. Next time I might try substituting half of the butter for cream cheese in this frosting recipe for just a bit of an over the top taste! I used thawed frozen strawberries instead of fresh since they are out of season. I also added more strawberry puree and some chopped strawberries to my batter as I wanted a really strawberry flavored cupcake."
"Yummy, fresh....use more purée and chop strawberries finely for cupcake (adds moisture) and frosting. Cut powder sugar to 1.5 cups. Used vanilla bean and all organic ingredients."
"After reading the rave reviews, I was disappointed. The predominant flavor is butter, which is not necessarily a bad thing, except when you want them to taste like strawberry. The frosting actually tastes a little more strawberry than the cake. I will keep searching for a strawberry cake recipe, this one is not a keeper in my opinion."
"Made these twice. The first time I really messed it up by using margarine instead of real butter in the recipe. The icing tasted good but was runny. The cake as well. This time I followed the recipe and directions exactly. They were amazing. I also made a filling by mixing some icing with chopped strawberries. It tasted so much better that way."
"Insanely delicious!! Very impressed. It's a keeper!!"
"DELICIOUS & Easy to make! People request these from me all the time!"
"I only made the frosting to top chocolate cupcakes.. Added some meringue powder to make it a little stiffer. The frosting was a huge hit. It had a very distinct strawberry flavor."
"Amazing! So yummy and simple to make! Added more strawberry puree to the frosting...otherwise DELICIOUS!!"
"I only made the frosting, to frost a chocolate cake I had made. The frosting was delicious! I used frozen strawberries and it came out great."
"This is a fantastic recipe - love that it derives all the color and flavor from the strawberries! I only had frozen strawberries - the frosting came out amazingly good (enough to frost 2 batches of cupcakes and still have some left). The cupcakes themselves had a wonderful flavor, though not quite as much of a strawberry taste as I was hoping for. I'll likely just adjust the recipe when I have fresh to include some chunks. My kids absolutely went bonkers for these and all wanted more than the 1 they were allowed. This is definitely a keeper! May even make these into a layered cake."
"These are gorgeous cupcakes! They look lovely, taste delicious...what more can you ask for??? I think I must have used about 1/2 cup strawberry puree in the batter, and I only had 1 egg white but that didn't seem to affect the final result. Thanks!"
"What lovely cupcakes! I used half a cup of well smashed locally grown berries (very RED, 1 cup before smashed) which made for very pretty pink cupcakes with some nice chunks. Also used a little more salt (salt is key in all things baked) soymilk because I don't drink cows milk, and homemade organic vanilla extract. Next time I'll use 3/4 cup sugar. Topped with Sprinkles lemon buttercream (Recipe #222187).... Definitely recommend the lemon frosting (only use a little though), nice contrast, and just gorgeous for summery events..... THANKS!"
"Holy Smokes!! I ate so many of these, BEFORE they even got frosted! I have been wanting to try this recipe for over a month, but every time I have gone to purchase strawberries, the selection has been poor. I figured I hit the end of the season... until today! I was at the grocery store, walked past the berries, and could smell how sweet they were! Bright red and perfect. So, I mashed them with a fork, and sprinkled a bit of sugar to help bring the juices out before I used the remainder for the buttercream. The cupcakes were a bit "fleshy" toned, but with the pretty pink buttercream swirl on top I didn't even notice. The texture is light and tender. The cake isn't too sweet, which balances well with the sweetness of the buttercream. For the buttercream, I added 5 cups powederd sugar to make it stiffer for piping. I busted them out for a Sunday night football party and all you could hear was "Oooh! Mmmm! Oh man!" EXCELLENT RECIPE!! Thank you."
"I made a batch of these with fresh strawberries fro the garden. These were delicious. I added chopped strawberries in addition to the puree and they turned out beautifully. Icing is really yummy too. Great presentation with strawberry halves on top. Thanks"
"So delicious - even with a few changes - cutting butter back to 1/2 cup and swapping half of the sugar for agave nectar. The taste of fresh strawberries really came through. The frosting was perfect - pink, luscious swirls that stayed in place even hours later when served to my supper club. Enjoyed by all."
"Delicious, Yes. Sweet and great strawberry flavor. BUT... Extremely heavy cake. The minute I took them out of the cupcake pan I felt how heavy they were. Super dense bread like texture when you bite into it. But like I said, very tasty. I'll keep searching for the perfect fluffy strawberry cake recipe. :)"
"These were soooooooo yummy and super easy to make we just used mascerated strawberries for"
"I normally don't do anything other than chocolate, but these strawberry cupcakes were awesome."
"They were a bit dry. Too much flour maybe?"
"I changed the recipe by adding 3/4 c sugar, instead of the 1c. and grating the zest of half a med. lemon. Also, instead of vanilla extract I scrapped the seeds of a vanilla bean. I followed with a strawberry frosting (1/2 stick butter, 1 1/2 c powdered sugar and 2 mashed up strawberries). It was divine!!!"