Strawberry Cupcakes With Almond Cream Cheese Icing

February 15, 2014

I had the BEST time making these festive cupcakes!   They turned out so moist too….melt in your mouth yumminess!   Look for cupcake decoration kits at specialty kitchen stores, like Williams-Sonoma.   You can make these for Easter, Mother’s Day or….a birthday party.   Hope you enjoy!

Strawberry Cupcakes With Almond Cream Cheese Icing
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Serves: 12
 

Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 jar strawberry preserves
  • ½ block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • ½ t. almond extract
  • ½ t. vanilla
  • 2 T. whole milk
  • red food coloring
  • festive sprinkles

Instructions
  1. Mix the cake according to the package directions, using a hand mixer. Fold in ½ the jar of strawberry preserves and stir well. Pour into paper lined cupcake pan. Bake according to the package directions.
  2. Icing:
  3. Using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, extracts and milk, blend until creamy. *Add a little more milk as needed, to ensure the icing is spreadable. Fold in the other half of the strawberry preserves. Add 1 cup additional sugar, as needed, if icing becomes too thick. Add several drops food coloring, until the icing is light pink, or to your liking. * Recipe can easily be doubled
  4. I decorated with Valentine sprinkles and, then, added gold sugar sprinkles for an extra bit of “flair”. Fun to eat!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day you all!    Happy baking!    Love and Living With Flair,   Beth

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  • Laurie

    Oh my goodness! How yummy these sound!

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