Lizzie’s Strawberry Cupcakes

For the September dessert selection on Sweet as Pie, we got to try these Strawberry Cupcakes.  They were a little different (especially the icing/glaze), but pretty tasty.  Here’s how they came together:

First, I mixed together cake mix, strawberry jello, oil, strawberries, water, and eggs in my mixer.JBD_8200

I used one of my trusty scoops to portion out the batter into cupcake tins.JBD_8202

While the baked cupcakes cooled, I made the icing/glaze.  I blended butter, sugar, and more strawberries.  I poked the cupcakes with a toothpick before glazing, but I’m not sure how effective this step really was.JBD_8206 JBD_8203 JBD_8207

We enjoyed these for several days and even shared some with some friends who had recently welcomed their son to the world.  If I make them again, I’ll go with a traditional icing or frosting I think.  I just wasn’t a fan of the runny glaze – maybe I didn’t get it quite right, but it wasn’t the cupcake topping for me.  The cake part, however, was scrumptious!

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