Valentine Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes

I’ve been making these cupcakes for a few years now, and my family and friends never grow tired of them.  They’re great any time, spring or summer, but there’s something about strawberries and red food coloring that scream Valentine’s Day.  A friend of mine has a birthday coming up, and we’re getting together this weekend, so I thought I’d surprise her with these cupcakes – she loves them.


I can’t decide what the best part about this recipe is – the light, fluffy texture of the cake, the creamy frosting, the drool-inducing taste, or how easy these are to throw together.  Perfect for kids and kids-at-heart.  After all, who doesn’t love a cupcake?

You can find the recipe here on the Betty Crocker website.  If you’d like to decorate them like I did, you’ll need an additional container of frosting, a size 12 decorating tip, a frosting bag or Ziploc bag, and red sprinkles.  Happy cooking, and happy Heart Day!