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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes


-1 cup unsalted butter
-2 cups sugar
-3 eggs, beaten
-2 cups finely diced fresh strawberries
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt

-3 TBSP softened unsalted butter.
-2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
-3/4 tsp vanilla extract
-2 TBSP whole milk


-Preheat oven to 350

-In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until the mixture becomes fluffy. Once it's fluffy,  then add the eggs one at a time while mixing it all together. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add to the creamed mixture. Continue beating until batter becomes thick and everything is completely mixed.

-Pour 1/4 of a cup of batter into  paper-lined muffin cups making sure to leave room for when the cupcake rise a bit and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. Remove the pan from the oven and make sure to let cool for 10 minutes before removing cupcakes from pan.

-To make the frosting: mix butter and confectioners sugar in a small bowl until it becomes delightfully fluffy. Add the  vanilla extract and milk. Continue to mix the frosting until it becomes smooth and delicious. Once cupcakes are cool - frost away!

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