So for my roommate's birthday I wanted to surprise her with strawberry cupcakes, a birthday tradition for her. I have still yet to try making a cake from scratch, so I felt comfortable with this recipe (since it used a boxed cake mix as its base). I'm not a huge fan of Paula Deen's recipes, because they are generally horrible for you, but this one sounded really good and strawberry-y. Sooo, healthy went out the window, it's a birthday after all!
This recipe utilized some interesting ingredients. For starters, it called for a package of strawberry Jell-O! Intriguing. It also called for a whole package of frozen pureed strawberries. Those are healthy, right? This recipe was super easy to make, just mix it all together then bake!
|The Jell-O makes it so pink!|
|Firth batch: moist, but not the prettiest.|
|Mini batch using silicone cups, a little more presentable.|
|Topped with milk chocolate frosting.|
|Whole tray of birthday treats!|
|Made them even more festive with star sprinkles!|
|Kind of a molested looking piece of cake, but I wanted to show how moist they were in the middle.|