This one was for my mom’s (aka “Gammy”) birthday. Wanted cupcakes, something fun, and summery as it was mid July. Found a perfect recipe here, relatively easy too as kids wanted to help bake for Gammy.
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 (3 oz) box of strawberry gelatin
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup of frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 eggs
Make cake mix as directed but add the jello to the dry mix before doing the rest, and as the last step add cut up strawberries ( I used fresh, no syrup). Bake as directed for the most part (at 350 for about 16-18 minutes). I then used cream cheese frosting instead of the one with the recipes. Typical recipe – I used 4 oz. (half package) softened cream cheese, 4 oz (1 stick) butter, softened, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix all together, pipe onto cupcakes.
Then, because I like things pretty, I sliced strawberries and topped each cupcake with a sliver.