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Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Cream Cheese Icing
Reviews:
August 14, 2015

I came across this recipe when requested to make "strawberry cake" for a friend. I followed the directions exactly the results were well received. I didn't read the reviews first, and as I watched them bake, I was a little worried that they wouldn't "close up". Some did, some didn't. I waited to frost them until the next morning, being certain that the icing had a chance to firm up first. The cupcakes that didn't fully close up had divits in the top, but filling the hole with frosting disguised the divit very well! After frosting I stored them in the fridge until about 15 minutes before serving. The result was a very moist cupcake with most of the puree soaked into the cake. This left a hollow spot that was somewhat amusing. I think I will make these again, but might try an all fruit strawberry jam instead of the puree to see if it holds together a little better.