Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

The best way to celebrate this Hallmark holiday is with a sweet batch of strawberry cupcakes (or an assorted box of Russell Stover’s). We used box cake mix as a short cut, but added strawberries to the batter, and topped them with homemade cream cheese icing. Everyone’s sweetheart and sweet tooth will be satisfied with these yummy treats!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

For the cake:

1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix (plus ingredients needed on box)
2 cups strawberries, chopped

For the Frosting (courtesy of Paula Deen with a few dietary adjustments by me):

16 oz fat free cream cheese
2 sticks “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioner’s sugar

Pink icing for decoration

For the cupcakes, follow the directions of the box mix, adding the strawberries to the batter. Blend together the ingredients of the frosting, make sure the cream cheese and butter is at room temperature. Use the pink icing to decorate the cupcakes, we drew hearts!

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