I came up with a very simple, fun dessert that is kinda cute. These strawberry cupcakes is made from a mix and asks for fresh strawberries and Cool-Whip as a really easy filling. A little frosting fun and you get a dessert that looks like it tastes.
Ingredients (Makes 24 cupcakes)
strawberry cake box mix
(and eggs and veg oil)
5 drops red food coloring
5 tablespoons Cool-Whip
5-10 fresh strawberries chopped
Decorator Frosting Leaves:
packaged squeeze tube of green frosting
Follow the directions of the box mix to make cupcakes and add food coloring to the mix. Allow to cool. Cut the top of the cupcake off and set aside.
Mix the strawberries and Cool-Whip together. Smear the top of the bottom half of the cupcake with the whipped mixture. Replace the top of the cupcake.
Use your squeeze frosting and make triangles (3 or 4) starting from the center to make "leaves". If advanced or more artistic, fashion some sick leaves on there and use a toothpick to give details. Lance the center though the whole cupcake with the toothpick to hold it together.
Recipe Courtesy of Mark Patrick Spiecher (The Manic Cheater). Original blog post