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Triple Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"I tried to find a good strawberry cupcake recipe and couldn't find one, so I finally came up with one of my own that everyone loves. This recipe is good and easy."
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1 h servings 301
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Place 1/4 cup strawberries in syrup in a bowl; blend with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cake mix, vegetable oil, and milk; mix on low speed until well blended, about 2 minutes. Mix eggs, 1 at a time, into cake mix mixture, beating until each egg is fully incorporated into the batter before adding the next. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Place cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Blend 2 tablespoons strawberries in syrup in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Beat cream cheese and butter into strawberries on low speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly beat confectioners' sugar into strawberry mixture on low speed until icing is smooth; add strawberry extract and beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  5. Spoon icing into a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped tip or a resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped. Pipe icing onto each cupcake. Top each cupcake with sliced strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 301 calories; 18.9 30.8 3.2 62 230 Full nutrition

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I've never rated anything on this site until now. I've made it as a cake, not cupcakes and turned out great! Made as is except used fresh strawberries instead. One of the best desserts I e ever ...

Made it exactly as the recipe states and received RAVE reviews from my co-workers. Altered it when I made them again, this time following the recipe but changing all things strawberry into all ...

I made these for my Memorial Day bbq. They were a hit and people commented on them all day! Mine weren’t as pretty but who cares when they are to die for. Thanks for the amazing recipe

I didn't have time to do the cheesecake filling, though I will next time. The cake and the buttercream with fresh strawberries was delicious according to my husband.