Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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These strawberry crunch cupcakes by PinchMeTwice Cookie Co. are the ultimate treat for all strawberry lovers. The cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries, then topped with a strawberry-flavored frosting and coated with crunchy strawberry crumbs. Yes, everything has strawberries! They have the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, making them one of the best dessert recipes you can easily make at home.


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Homemade strawberry crunch cupcakes have three layers – the cupcake, frosting, and crumbs. All three have different textures and flavors, so you’ll get them in just one bite. The fluffy cupcake is perfect with the smooth frosting and crunchy crumbs. It’s easy to make as you will be using a box of cake mix and not making the cupcakes from scratch.

Here’s another must-try strawberry dessert: Easy Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe

Easy Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix (no pudding in the mix)
  • 2 boxes (3 oz each) of strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mashed strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • red food coloring
  • 12-24 pieces of golden Oreos (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter

How to Make Strawberry Cupcakes

Step 1:

Start by preheating the oven to 350F and lining a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

Step 2:

In a large bowl, add the cake mix, 1 box of gelatin, vegetable oil, 1/2 cup of mashed strawberries, and eggs. Mix until well combined.

Step 3:

Pour the cake batter into the prepared muffin pan.

Easy Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes Ingredients
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Step 4:

Place inside the preheated oven and bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cupcake.

Step 5:

Once done, let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove them and allow to cool completely.

Step 6:

Make the frosting. In a different bowl, add the butter, cream cheese, and 1/3 cup of mashed strawberries. Beat until well combined. Next, gradually add the powdered sugar and milk. Add a few drops of red food coloring until you get your desired shade of pink. Beat the frosting on high setting until smooth.

How to Make Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
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Step 7:

Make the crumb topping. In a bowl, add the crushed Oreos, half of the other box of strawberry gelatin, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter.

Step 8:

Frost each cupcake using a spatula, then dip the frosting into the crumb mixture to coat.


Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

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