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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Makes 18 cupcakes
Time 1 hr 10 min
Flecked with chopped strawberries and topped with a fresh berry glaze, these naturally pink cupcakes are perfect for any springtime celebration.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat strawberry yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed
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Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 18 muffins cups with paper liners, using 2 (12-cup) muffin pans. 

Pulse strawberries in a food processor until just chopped and juicy. 

Set aside 1/2 cup of the chopped fruit and then purée remaining berries until smooth. You should have about 1/4 cup; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, granulated sugar, yogurt, oil and egg. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and then whisk into buttermilk mixture just until combined. 

Fold in reserved 1/2 cup chopped strawberries. 

Pour batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. 

Bake until golden brown and each cupcake springs back in the middle when touched, about 20 minutes. 

Let cool slightly in the pan, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of the powdered sugar and reserved 1/4 cup strawberry purée to make a thick glaze. (Add additional powdered sugar, up to 1/2 cup, if needed, to achieve a thick but spoonable consistency.) 

Spoon glaze over cooled cupcakes and serve.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat strawberry yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.