Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Almond Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Almond Frosting

I don’t know what got into me this weekend. Normally when I want a Sunday cooking project I make a roast or bread or some kind of complicated savory thing. If I do make sweets, they’re almost always cookies. But this Sunday I felt like make something a little more special. It was my cousin’s birthday and although I knew there would be a cake, I wanted to bring a little something extra. So what if he’s a 57 year old man and these cupcakes are just about the frilliest thing I’ve ever made?

Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Almond Frosting

All summer long, I’ve been thinking about strawberry cake. I had one tiny strawberry cupcake a couple of months ago and I’ve been craving more ever since. These cupcakes use the same base as my Guava ones, but I used diced strawberries in place of the guava. The frosting is a simple buttercream with a little cocoa powder, almond extract and honey.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Almond Frosting

I loved these cupcakes. They were sweet without being cloying and the strawberries gave them a super fresh, summery taste. Just the thing for the 4th of July – no better way to celebrate America than with strawberries and chocolate!

10 Comments

  1. Those are gorgeous! I’ve wanted a cake or cookie using strawberries for a while, and can never find a good one…

  2. Cupcakes are perfect for a frilly craving. There are so many frilly frosting ideas that you can come up with. If I made my dad these for his birthday, would that be crossing the frilly line?

  3. Oh my! These look delicious! They look perfectly airy & fresh.

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  5. These sound and look fantastic!
    I would gobble them up in one bite! :)

  6. I’m not always a fan of cupcakes, but these look amazing!

  7. These look so good, I can’t wait to try them.

  8. Mel

    These cupcakes look amazing! I want to make them myself sometime soon though I fear that I’ll devour all of them immediately and regret it later!

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  10. chocolate chips work well, as do other chunky mix-ins like fruit or nuts nllutea and peanut butter will change the consistency of the mix so it’s best to put them in the middle (as someone else said with the cream cheese and jam which sounds REALLY GOOD). also pie filling works well for that (cherry in the middle of chocolate is AMAZING).another thing you can do is bake the cupcakes, let them cool, then make jell-o (any flavor, but a berry flavor works best) and pour it on to the cupcakes. refrigerate and you have flavored cupcakes.

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