Monday, February 2, 2009

Strawberry Filled Strawberry Cupcakes & Lemon Whipped Frosting

Now I know that some of you snobs out there are going to balk at the very notion, but these yumbags are made from a box. I know, I know its sacrilege, but you know what? Too bad. This recipe is yummy.
It is actually found on the side of the Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Strawberry Supreme box.
I just made a few minor adjustments. I usually just make this in a sheet pan, but I wanted to try them as cupcakes this time. Also, the icing usually calls for vanilla pudding but I wanted to try lemon pudding to see if the combo of strawberry and lemon went well together because I love lemon.

1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Strawberry Supreme
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 of a 10 oz package sweetened frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
1 cup milk
1 package (4-serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 piping bag or zip-lock bag
24 cupcake papers
1 or 2 cupcake tins

Follow the package directions for basic recipe on the back of the box. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way to the top so you have a nice flat surface to pipe icing onto. I found that I had to cook them about 10 minutes longer than the box says but every oven is different.
Let cupcakes cool completely before icing, otherwise the whipped topping in the icing will melt.

Combine entire package of lemon pudding mix with one cup of milk and beat for 2 minutes.
(Do not store in refrigerator while waiting for cupcakes to cool or you will have difficulty mixing pudding with whipped topping)

Fold 2 cups of thawed whipped topping into pudding gently until blended
(sorry, forgot to take picture of this step)

Puree strawberries in a blender and place in a piping bag, or zip-lock bag.

Take a chopstick and poke two holes in each cupcake.
(It looks like a vampire attacked my kitchen.)

Cut a very, very, very small hole in the corner of your zip-lock bag, or if you are using a piping bag use the smallest tip you have, and fill each little hole in your cupcake with the strawberry puree. This could get messy, thats why you want a very small hole.

Once the holes are filled with strawberry you are ready to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.


  1. those do look extremely yummy = except for the dog turddy quality of the application

  2. LOL Yes they sound yummy! I like strawberry lemonade, so why not cupcakes? Speaking of which, maps and cupcakes? You are a woman after my own heart, which isn't an easy task, since I'm not a lesbian. I wish I had the time to do a treat a day like you!

  3. You're right Armondo I did not notice until you brought it to my attention. Slightly dog turdesque frosting.

  4. The cupcakes look like pig noses when you poke the holes in them. Look delish! I like the dog turd icing...