Friday, March 20, 2009

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes

There's nothing like the fresh taste of strawberries. And add a little cream cheese....oh, heaven. This cupcake recipe is an easy way to take your cupcakes from everyday to exceptional...

The Ingredients
  • 1 package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp strawberry preserves
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, cut into 24 pieces
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Sliced strawberries as a garnish, optional
  1. Heat oven to 350°. Place paper cupcake liners in 24 muffin cups. Mix cake mix, sour cream, oil, water, and eggs in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Divide evenly between muffin cups.

  2. Place strawberry preserves in a bowl; stir until smooth. Place 1 piece of cream cheese on top of batter in each cupcake, pressing slightly. Place 1/4 teaspoon of preserves over cream cheese.

  3. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly. Remove from pans; cool. Frost with Cream Cheese frosting. Garnish each cupcake with strawberry slices just before serving.