You must...must...must try this strawberry cake recipe. Shirley, who provided a delicious broccoli salad recipe a few months ago shared this one with me as well. Just like I place the bacon/mayo covered broccoli under the 'vegetable' category, I'll be calling these a fruit when I mark it down in my calorie counter. These would be really cute decorated like actual strawberries, but I was working with little energy and little time when I put these together, but I did use a few of the 420 vegetable baskets I bought....need...intervention...now.
Cupcake Ingredients: White Cake Mix (18.25 oz), 1 pkg (3 oz) strawberry gelatin, 1 c. mashed fresh strawberries, 1 c. vegetable oil, 1/2 c. milk, 4 eggs, 1 c. flaked coconut, 1/2 c. chopped pecans
Cupcake Instructions: combine cake and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour 1 c. of berries, oil, milk, and eggs. Beat until well blended (about three minutes). Fold in coconut and pecans. This makes a very full 24 cupcakes. Bake 18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. I used this strawberry icing recipe with this recipe.