Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes

17 July 2012

Hot on the heels of the great Strawberry Vanilla Freezer Jam making extravaganza, we had Tate’s First Birthday Brunch.  I hacked a simple boxed mix and made strawberry vanilla cupcakes that were a huge hit.  I made them again for her actual birthday.  Now, you don’t have to make your own, but definitely use a good quality jam here.  It will make a huge difference in taste.  You can probably use any flavor jam you’d like actually, but the strawberry was really really good. 

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You will need:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Add the cake mix, sour cream, eggs, oil, and vanilla to a bowl.  Beat with a mixer for 3-4 minutes on medium.  Batter will seem thick. 

At this point, I dump the entire bowl into a gallon sized freezer bag and snip off the corner.  It makes filling cupcake liners really quick and easy, but you can also just spoon batter into the liners.  I fill about 1/3 full, then top with a heaping teaspoon {or two if you like them really fruity} of strawberry jam.  Then top with another small bit of batter.  The jam doesn’t have to be fully covered.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely and frost.

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Megan said...

Those look so yummy!

MommyLisa said...

Oh - now I want that.

Unknown said...

Michelle, those sound delicious! We will have to try them this weekend!

This Confetti Life said...

Yuuuumm!!! I'm making these THIS WEEKEND.

Kim Moore said...

Those look SOOOO good!!! I'm going to have to try and make some soon.

Lindsay Y. said...

Oh my stars those look delicious!!

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