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Fresh Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

Make the most of strawberry season this summer with these uber-fresh strawberry cupcakes.---Super-moist vanilla cake interior, studded with juicy strawberries and topped with a fluffy strawberry whipped cream!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup xylitol or sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4-5 fresh large strawberries hulled
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 large strawberries processed into a chunky puree (about 1/2 cup)
  • Additional strawberries for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. In a separate large bowl, whisk xylitol (or sugar) melted butter, egg, and milk until smooth. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid until just combined. Set aside for a moment.
  • Place strawberries in a food processor and pulse several times until finely chopped into a chunky-puree. (do not over-pulse) You should have about 1/2 cup strawberry puree. Gently fold strawberry puree into batter.
  • Fill prepared muffin cups, 3/4 full of batter and gently smooth tops. Bake cupcakes at 350F 22-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely on a wire cooling rack.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold in xylitol (or sugar) vanilla, and pureed strawberry mixture.
  • Slather frosting over tops of cooled cupcakes and garnish with additional strawberries if desired.

Notes

Store cupcakes in refrigerator up to 2 days.