Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting are no doubt one of the BEST cupcakes I’ve ever eaten! You get a rich chocolate cupcake, a naturally flavored strawberry frosting and a fresh chocolate covered strawberry and together they create one unforgettable cupcake!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberries!
These really do take a top stop for one of my favorite cupcakes. It’s probably a tie between these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes and my Carrot Cake Cupcakes.
It’s just an absolutely perfect flavor combination. Rich and sweet and perfectly satisfying. And sure to curb those chocolate cravings!
I was savoring each and every bite of these. They are dreamy in every way!
What Makes them So Good?
So what makes these so amazingly delicious??
The cupcakes themselves are my favorite chocolate cupcakes, they aren’t an overly fluffy and airy cupcake. They have the perfect density to them. And they’re perfectly moist.
And they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor (coming from both real chocolate and cocoa powder). Their chocolate intensity is something between milk chocolate and dark.
Then that frosting. Oh don’t even get me started!
The Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
I actually combined two of my strawberry buttercream frosting recipes this time around (this one with real strawberries and this one with freeze dried).
So why did I do that? It sounds like too much work, right?
Well each on their own didn’t have enough strawberry flavor to go up against the bold flavor of chocolate. So together with freeze dried strawberries and reduced fresh strawberries you get the best strawberry frosting this world has ever known. Seriously.
The frosting is bursting with an abundance of strawberry flavor! It’s like eating a strawberry that turned into frosting.
And yes it takes work and time to make it between the different steps and everything but it’s so worth it!
A Seedless Frosting is Key
I even went the extra mile and strained out the seeds because we are going for a perfect cupcake here. So don’t skip that step for a lusciously smooth seedless frosting.
I already bought another bag of freeze dried strawberries to make another batch soon. I’m thinking Valentines Day but we’ll see if I can wait that long.
In case you were wondering, you can usually find freeze dried strawberries in pouches in the produce section of grocery stores and sometimes by the raisins. You can also buy them in a big container on Amazon and they are great for snacking! I have 6 of those cans in my food storage.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Garnish!
Oh and of course let’s not forget the crowning jewel here. Those fresh chocolate covered strawberries, they’ll let everyone know from the start just how good this cupcake will be.
I just don’t know if this cupcake could get any better. It’s my idea of cupcake perfection.
If you like chocolate covered strawberries you’ve got to try these cupcakes!
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