Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of this neat little site called Pinterest. It’s a great resource for everything; recipes, DIY ideas, housekeeping, sewing, gardening…pretty much anything under the sun. When I came across this pin for strawberry cupcakes, it was love at first site. I think it was the color of the cake and frosting that lured me, a gorgeous punchy pink color. I knew I had to make them.

Because of the addition of lots of fresh strawberry puree, the strawberry flavor really shines through. The cake was super moist, and a tad denser than most cupcake recipes I’ve tried. I changed a couple of things from the original recipe. First, I reduced the eggs to 3-since that’s what I had on hand (these boys have been putting away some eggs lately!). And second, because I’m lazy, I just added the eggs all at one time, and skipped beating the egg whites and folding in at the end. I suspect that they wouldn’t have been as dense if I had taken that extra step. But, hey, they were still delicious. And, one less dish, right? Make these to add a pop of color to a dreary winters day!


  1. Posted January 27, 2012 at 5:26 AM | Permalink

    Laura, they look fab! I actually have updated the recipe to 2 egg yolks and 5 egg whites now because they were a bit dense for readers.

    I posted the recipe as a trial and error because there is no recipes online for a pure strawberry cake, so enjoy seeing you ladies tweak at will and see what you come up with:)

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Posted January 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    Fantastic color! Looks awesome!

  3. Posted January 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM | Permalink

    These look so delectable! I love that they have real strawberries in the batter rather than jell-o!

  4. Posted January 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

    ohhhh red red red..love it…and love pinterest too!

  5. Posted January 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM | Permalink

    I love the colours – so vibrant and PINK! Perfect for Valentine’s day. I can’t wait to try them.

  6. Posted January 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

    The vibrant pinkish-red is so amazingly pretty! I am a cupcake fan and cannot resist trying out something as beautiful as what i am seeing in your post. A must try! Definitely. Thanks!

  7. Posted January 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM | Permalink

    Love the colour and all things strawberry! These truly look beautiful 🙂

  8. Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    We love the pink on pink! It looks so appealing! Perfect for valentines day- or if you made it red-Christmas!

  9. Kristine
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM | Permalink

    How many cupcakes does this make???

  10. Sara Jane
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM | Permalink

    My strawberry cupcakes turned out great! I loved that the strawberries were pureed, other strawberry cakes I have made try to mix the fruit pieces into the batter which usually ends up with soggy bits – ick!
    I tried to use the icing as listed, but I really couldn’t just put pink cream cheese icing on them. I was tired, not sure what I was doing, but I decided to slip a few dashes of strawberry Jello powder in too. It was just a little, so they ended up tasting kind of like lightly flavored strawberry milk! Will make these again!

  11. Posted March 27, 2013 at 7:21 PM | Permalink

    Hello! I found you thru the Turnips 2 Tangerines Blog Hop! These cupcakes are beautiful! Great job!

    Have a Sweet Day!

  12. Haley
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM | Permalink

    Made these and they were great! I was wondering though, would any changes need to be made to make this into a full sized cake?

    • Posted September 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM | Permalink

      You’d bake longer – prob around 35-40 minutes, if it were in a cake pan.

  13. Megan
    Posted July 3, 2014 at 8:52 AM | Permalink

    I have made these cupcakes multiple times and they get RAVE reviews. I only bake from scratch, no cake mixes in my house and I love the freshness of this recipe. Happy baking!

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