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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Try these easy to make cupcakes!

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My mom’s birthday was Saturday and to celebrate, I baked her Grandma Bessie’s strawberry cake… with a slight, dark chocolate, twist – turn the cake into strawberry cupcakes and then dip them into chocolate. USUALLY {okay, most of the time}, my experiments turn out very, very badly. Lets just say I’ve had to clean burnt cake out of my oven many times…. However, this experiment turned out deeeelicious! And, in my opinion, the chocolate was EXACTLY what this recipe was missing.  Here is my recipe for chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes.

Step One: Make the strawberry cupcakes!

Great-Grandma Bessie’s Strawberry Cake Recipe {The Original}
1 Box White Cake Mix – I use Duncan Hines
1 Package of Strawberry Jello
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Water
4 Eggs
1/2 Box/Bag Frozen Strawberries
 
Combine cake mix and jello. Add cooking oil and water. Beat together. Add eggs. Beat. Fold in strawberries. Makes two 8 rounds or 24 cupcakes. Bake as directed on the cake mix box.  Just look at these beautiful strawberry cupcakes before they head into the oven.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Make the cupcakes!

Step Two: Add ganache (i.e. chocolate!)

For the chocolate, I wanted to use a dark chocolate ganache. I researched lots of recipes and they were pretty much all the same, however, here is the one I used. Worked perfectly! Fool proof. Seriously.
 
Once my ganache had been mixed and slightly cooled, I dipped my cooled strawberry cupcake in the mixture.  It looked something like this:
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Dip it in the chocolate…
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Then set it aside to cool

Step Three: Let ganache cool to set and then add frosting to the strawberry cupcake!

Strawberry Frosting
My great-grandma Bessie had a recipe for frosting too, however, since I am a novice baker {at the best}, I could NOT decipher what she meant by “2/3 stick butter”. Does she mean 2/3 cup?  Well, I tried that… and it didn’t work.  
 
Moving on to plan B…the Hubs rushed off to the store to purchase a can of strawberry frosting for me to “doctor”…..I did so blending 1/2 cup of frozen pureed strawberries and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the canned frosting. Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too runny.

Step Four: Top strawberry cupcake with a chocolate covered strawberry, chill prior to serving!

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  1. I wish I had more time for baking. I hope to do some during Christmas break. These strawberry cupcakes look so delicious! I could really use one of these right now! I am going to save this recipe; my daughter would love to make these over Christmas break.

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