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  • 24servings
  • 40minutes
  • 454calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix

  2. 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin

  3. 1 cup mashed fresh strawberries (1 and 1/2 c. whole=1 c. mashed)

  4. 1 cup vegetable oil

  5. 1/2 cup buttermilk

  6. 4 eggs

  7. 1/2 cup shortening

  8. 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened

  9. 1 (8 ounce) bar cream cheese , softened

  10. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  11. 2 lbs powdered sugar , sifted

  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  13. 1 -2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For cupcakes: In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in mashed strawberries, oil, milk and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans.

  2. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min or until cupcakes are done.

  3. For the lemon cream cheese frosting: Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Add lemon juice and mix well.

  4. Top each cupcake with a slice of strawberry and lemon zest. Voila!

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