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Yummy Strawberry Buttercream Surprise Cupcakes

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If you’re looking for a fun way to surprise your husband, kids, or friends this Valentine’s Day, these Strawberry Buttercream Surprise Cupcakes are easy and so cute! Or if you want to get the kids involved and let them help you make them, you can do that too!

And really, you could easily adapt this recipe to use for Independence Day, birthdays, or even Christmas by varying the colors and the kinds of sprinkles you use. So get creative and have some fun creating these cupcakes and sharing them with the people you love!

The cupcakes are easy to make using a strawberry cupcake mix.

 

First, bake your cupcakes according the instructions on the package. After they’ve cooled completely, remove a small section from the middle of the cupcake with a knife or a scoop. (Be sure you don’t scoop all the way to the bottom of the cupcake. You’ll need to leave the bottom intact.)

Next, fill the hole with sprinkles. If you like, use part of the section you scooped out to put a “lid” on the hole. If not, you can just put icing over the top of the hole.

While your cupcakes are baking and cooling, make your buttercream icing.

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)

1/2 cup strawberry preserves

4 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons milk

red food coloring

Beat butter and strawberry preserves until fluffy and combined.

Add one cup powdered sugar at a time alternating with one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Add red food coloring until desired shade of pink is reached.

 

Then cover your cupcakes with your buttercream icing. It’s that easy!

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Yummy Strawberry Buttercream Surprise Cupcakes

  • Author: Wendy Hilton
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x

Description

These cupcakes are truly easy to make, and they’re a special treat for your husband, wife, or children on Valentine’s Day or any time!


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Ingredients

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:
strawberry cake mix with ingredients needed for preparing

ICING INGREDIENTS:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
red food coloring


Instructions

CUPCAKE INSTRUCTIONS:
Bake cupcakes according to directions on package.
After cupcakes are completely cooled, scoop out a small section from the middle of the cupcake (making sure to leave the bottom of the cupcake intact).
Fill the hole with sprinkles. (You may use some of the part you scooped to make a “lid” for the hole, or you can leave the hole and cover it with icing.)

ICING INSTRUCTIONS:
Beat butter and strawberry preserves until fluffy and combined.
Add one cup powdered sugar at a time alternating with one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Add red food coloring until desired shade of pink is reached.
Cover cupcakes with buttercream icing.


About the author

Wendy Hilton

Wendy is one of the owners of Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children: Hannah, age 23; Noah, age 22; and Mary Grace, age 16. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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