Today is my big sister’s 30th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINDSAY!!! Here’s cupcake #2 in my special “Week-o-Cupcakes”. Strawberry. My sister’s favorite. Every year on her birthday, strawberry cake is what she requests. I made her one last year and it was probably the ugliest cake I’ve ever made (but it sure did taste good! Why is it that the ugliest cakes always taste the best?). This year, I opted for cupcakes; and instead of using the stand-by cake mix/jello/frozen strawberries recipe, I just added fresh strawberries (lots of them) to half of the yellow buttermilk cupcake batter I already had on hand (that recipe makes a TON, so I split it in half and made half plain, half strawberry and still came out with over 40 cupcakes). I know it sounds a little “underwhelming” to just add strawberries to the batter and call it a day, but I promise that the end result is anything but! These were so incredibly moist and flavorful, but not too sweet like so many strawberry cakes. They were a huge hit and honestly, I wish I had made more of them!

To make these, I used this recipe. I added fresh, diced strawberries to the batter and iced them with vanilla buttercream. Perfection.

Happy Birthday, Lindsay *and* Uncle Steve!!! (And yesterday was my Nana’s birthday, so Happy Birthday to her too!!)

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  1. Totally making these today :)

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    Comment by Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — July 28, 2010 @ 11:36 AM

  2. What a great birthday treat. I wish my sisters baked for me on my birthday. But it’s usually the other way around.

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    Comment by Eliana — July 29, 2010 @ 9:32 AM

  3. That’s a pretty butt-tastic picture of all of us, but thank you anyway! The cupcakes were very delicious!

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    Comment by Lindsay — July 29, 2010 @ 6:06 PM

  4. Amy – I love your cooking!!! And the birthday picture just made my day. Love Ya – Aunt Granny

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    amy Reply:

    Aunt Granny!! It made my night to see your comment!! Thank you!!! Love, Amy

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    Comment by Aunt Granny — July 29, 2010 @ 8:10 PM

  5. Love the family pic!!! So glad I discovered your blog! Your cupcakes turned out so stinkin cute!! And I must say they blew the generic strawberry cake I made my Sister for her Bday out the window in the cute/looks department….then again, my 3 year old nephew frosted it ;)

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    Comment by Alyson — July 29, 2010 @ 10:57 PM

  6. I bet these are delicious!!! And I love the family pic!

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    Comment by bridget {bake at 350} — August 3, 2010 @ 3:01 PM

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