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Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting

Are you geared up for Memorial Day like I am? I just love this holiday in particular because it is a little escape from everyday life, where we honor those that serve to help America be where it is today! I really wanted to make a special treat that had the flavors of summer and the colors of the American flag! Fresh strawberry puree is mixed in with jello and cake mix for a sweet and tart cupcakes. Topped with extra fluffy vanilla buttercream studded with fun red and blue sprinkles make a homemade funfetti frosting!

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

Aren’t they just so cute?! I made some easy candy toppers for them too, just for a little extra somethin’!

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

Strawberry cupcakes recipe adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T.

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 oz strawberry jello
  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅓ Cup vegetable oil
  • ½ Cup water
  • ½ Cup strawberry puree, about 6 strawberries, tops removed and pureed in blender
  • 20 drops red food coloring
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temp
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ Tbls milk or water
  • 1½ tsp blue sprinkles
  • 1½ tsp red sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, ½ cup water and egg whites with hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrap the sides of the bowl, add in the strawberry puree and food coloring. Mix until combined.
  2. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ of the way full and bake for 17-19 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place cupcakes tin on wired rack and let cool 5 minutes. Transfer cakes to wire rack and let cool completely.
  3. While cakes cool, make the frosting by creaming together the butter and powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk. Whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Add in the sprinkles and mix again until combined.
  4. Top cupcakes with frosting and additional sprinkles if desired.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, 1/2 cup water and egg whites with hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrap the sides of the bowl, add in the strawberry puree and food coloring.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, 1/2 cup water and egg whites with hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrap the sides of the bowl, add in the strawberry puree and food coloring.

Mix until combined.

Mix until combined.

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full

bake for 17-19 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place cupcakes tin on wired rack and let cool 5 minutes. Transfer cakes to wire rack and let cool completely.

bake for 17-19 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place cupcakes tin on wired rack and let cool 5 minutes. Transfer cakes to wire rack and let cool completely.

While cakes cool, make the frosting by creaming together the butter and powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk. Whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Add in the sprinkles

While cakes cool, make the frosting by creaming together the butter and powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk. Whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Add in the sprinkles

mix again until combined.

mix again until combined.

Top cupcakes with frosting

Top cupcakes with frosting

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

and additional sprinkles if desired.

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

Serve and enjoy!

So, what do you think? Are these patriotic enough for ya?!

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

Eeeek, I just love these cupcakes liners I found, it really brings it all together! The cakes are so light, fluffy and moist they are definitely my go to strawberry cupcakes from now on! They are slightly tart too from the jello, yum!

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

What’s your go-to red, white and blue dessert?

Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting, light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with red, white and blue funfetti vanilla buttercream!

I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers from different genres to bring you this month’s #CreativeBuzz themed post! Check out their red, white and blue renditions below!

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1. Paint Dipped Milk Bottles from Tied Ribbon
2. Red, White & Blue Sugar Cookies from Made to be a Momma
3. Nursery Reveal from Carissa Miss
4. Red White & Blue Layered Cake from Just Us Four
5. Fresh Berries & Cream Panna Cotta from Handmade in the Heartland
6. Flag Bunting from Seven Thirty Three
7. Red, White and Blue Wood Shim Art from All Things with Purpose
8. Patriotic Funfetti Cupcakes from This Silly Girl’s Life
9. Berries & Cream White Chocolate Bark from Do Small Things with Love
10. Red White & Blue Braided Headband from Sugar Bee Crafts
11. Red White & Blue T-Shirt Scarf from One Krieger Chick
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14 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Julie says:
    May 22, 2014

    I love how festive these are! Those blue stars are just adorable!

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    May 23, 2014

    These are so fun and festive! I like the little candy toppers you made, and I never would have thought to put sprinkles IN the frosting! Pinning! 🙂

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    Lois says:
    May 25, 2014

    These are so beautiful. They are perfect for any patriotic holiday or homecoming! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you next week!

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    Nicole says:
    May 26, 2014

    These are beautiful! Recipe sounds delicious and all your decorations are stunning!

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    Cris says:
    May 27, 2014

    These look so good! And what a great photo tutorial!

  6. avatar
    May 27, 2014

    Dana, you did an amazing job on the cupcakes and on the photography! I’m so glad you shared these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned and sharing on Facebook!

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    danielle says:
    May 28, 2014

    These sounds fantastic and they are super cute too! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy.

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    Mallory says:
    May 28, 2014

    Yummm! fresh strawberry cupcakes. you can’t beat that!

  9. avatar
    Marti says:
    June 27, 2014

    Love your cupcakes! I’m featuring them tomorrow. 🙂

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