Make that sweet tooth smile with these deliciously addicting Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes. A rich chocolate cupcake is frosted with light strawberry buttercream and topped with chopped strawberries!
Hey guys, it’s Alli here from Tornadough Alli. Just thought I would introduce myself to all you Tastes of Lizzy T readers! I’m a born and raised Minnesota girl who loves to whip up fast fix family favorite meals, delicious desserts and decadent cakes!
Speaking of those delicious desserts…you guy’s have to add these Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes to your menu. I mean seriously, these are utterly and completely delicious. But I’m kind of a sweets addict so I may just be a little biased on this one.
When it comes to desserts, I’m a fan of cakes in all of its forms. Bundt, sheet, layered, cup, heck give me a cake pop and this girl will be happy! This Black Forest Cake? Yup…love it. These Sweet Potato Bourbon Mini Bundt Cakes? Guilty. But there is something about cupcakes that get’s me every time. Maybe it’s that they are handheld and I don’t need to eat them with a fork, or maybe it’s because I don’t feel guilty eating more than one.
There is something about chocolate and strawberries that just go together so well. These Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to different chocolate combinations out there, but chocolate and strawberries have just been an iconic duo since like the beginning of time!
This recipe starts with a from scratch chocolate cupcake that stays moist with sour cream and oil. It uses all-purpose flour and makes just a small batch. Only 15 cupcakes! Use water in the recipe as shown, or to intensify the chocolate flavor, use strong black coffee in place of the water. Coffee intensifies the flavor of chocolate. Trust me. It’s good!
I used about ½ a cup of fresh strawberries in this frosting recipe. Puree the strawberries to and use ¼ cup of strawberry puree. Beat the butter first until it is almost white in appearance, then add in the powdered sugar. Lastly, beat in the strawberries and vanilla.
This frosting tastes like a strawberry milkshake!
Don’t they just scream eat me? Well to me they do, but anything that contains chocolate and frosting kinda screams at me to put it in my belly. But in all seriousness, I encourage you to make these delicious handheld treats!