Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes

I just love making homemade frosting for cupcakes, don’t you? It’s typically not as sweet, is much creamier and is made from *real* ingredients. That’s not to say I don’t cheat when I’m in a rush and use the stuff from the container, but when I have time, I’d much prefer to make my own.

This was the first time I used cream cheese. It was a bit hard to work with in the mixer, but once I added in the strawberries at the end, it softened up and created a perfect consistency. Many recipes tell you make sure your strawberries are very well drained. I let mine defrost during the day, chopped them up  and left them in a strainer over a glass bowl in the fridge overnight. They still had some liquid, but it certainly wasn’t an issue. In fact, I think helped.

I used a box mix for cupcakes, but feel free to use your favorite red velvet cake recipe. Also, this strawberry cream cheese frosting makes about 4 cups, giving you more than enough for a standard 24 cupcakes and a perfect amount for a regular cake.

To frost the cupcakes put the mixture in a plastic zipper bag, squeeze it all downward, twist the top and make a snip in the bottom the same size as you want the frosting lines.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes

by Michelle Maskaly, The Adirondack Chick 

1, 8 ounce cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup frozen strawberries
5 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 ounces butter

Defrost the strawberries by letting them come to room temperature. Drain and dice into small pieces. 

Cream together your room temperature butter and cream cheese until soft. Stir in the vanilla. Working in small batches mix in the sifted confectioners sugar. Add in the strawberries and mix well.

Begin frosting your cupcakes, or cake. For these, I started on the edge of the cupcake, and working in a circular motion coated the cupcake.

Refrigerating any leftover batter


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11 thoughts on “Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Hi Michelle,
    Your Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes have my name on them. Sure wish I had one right now to go with my afternoon tea. They look delicious!
    Hope you are having a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I am going to try these the images are so seducing- a perfect Valentine treat! I'm so glad you dropped by and I really welcomed this contribution last week to the Seasonal Celebration Linky- a great collection of seasonal recipes, homemaking, crafts, homeschooling and motherhood thank you so much!
    Seasonal Celebration is live once more, so feel free to pop over and join this wonderful celebration of creative talent! http://naturalmothersnetwork.com Rebecca x

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