Here's another delightful recipe from my sister Bethany! She's sent a few over in the past, as she loves to bake, and they always look delicious, and these cupcakes were too good not to share! Of course, I just wish I lived close enough to try one...DC and MA are just too far apart! Looks like we need a photo or two of her in one of our aprons for her next post, eh?
Normally I like to bake from scratch, but I always keep a few boxes of brownie and cake mix in the cupboard for those "emergency moments." My husband and brother in law spent the day ripping up the carpet on the stairs in our new house and putting in new hardwood stairs- yay, they look so pretty! I was in the mood to bake, which isn't anything new, and felt the boys deserved a treat after their hard work.
Luckily, I had all the ingredients necessary for a cupcake recipe I'd been wanting to try!
I didn't have as much time as I hoped, as I had plans for the evening and it was already , so I pulled out a box of chocolate cake mix, heavy whipping cream, and fresh strawberries.
Make the cake mix as directed on the box, and fill cute cupcake tins about three quarters full. For maximum moistness, bake for a few minutes less than directed on the box.
While cupcakes are cooking, wash and dry strawberries. Cut into thin slices and set aside.
Wile cupcakes are cooling, whip heavy cream with hand mixer until fluffy.
Carefully cut off tops of cupcakes.
Spread a layer of whipped cream onto each cupcake, cover with a strawberry or two, and replace cupcake top. I also put a dollop of whipped cream on the top so it would stick to the strawberries! Add another dollop of whipped cream to the cupcake top and cover with one more strawberry.
Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve and store extras in fridge as well.