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Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Cake Mix made into cupcakes according to package directions.
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese the block
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter can substitute margarine or shortening

Instructions

  • Hull, wash and cut strawberries in half
  • (Don't be tempted to use extra or your frosting will be runny)
  • Blend till smooth in blender
  • Pour in saucepan
  • Simmer for 10 minutes while stirring, and then cool in refrigerator
  • Whip cream cheese and room temperature butter
  • Add 1/4 cup of cooled strawberry mixture and
  • powdered sugar and whip for a couple
  • minutes, till creamy and smooth
  • If you have time, it's a good idea to chill the frosting in the refrigerator for a while,
  • to let it firm up a bit, making it easier to use. The champion cake decorator (my mom)
  • says shortening gives a firmer consistency than butter,
  • but we both like the flavor of butter, better.