Friday, April 27, 2012

Strawberry Cupcakes w/ Banana Almond Frosting

I found some pretty easy ways to spice up cupcakes from a boxed cake mix and store bought frosting.
I really, really, really didn't want to bake at all. Usually I'm totally down to make everything from scratch and put in the work.

Not this day. Tired, unmotivated, blah.

My daughter had been begging me to try about one her own cupcake recipe cards for days now.
So I made it work, the busy and tired mom way. The frosting turned out amazing!!!

P.S. Ever since I was a little girl and my mom use to make wedding cakes, I have LOVED almond flavored frosting. It's just so good and most people will think so too.

It just has that little something that just does it for me.

yuuummm, everyone who ate them asked "What is this on top?" I said...delicious!


1 box Betty Crocker Vanilla cake mix
1 cup frozen strawberries, chopped fine with a food processor
2 drops pink food coloring, for effect

Make the cake mix according to the box, the only change..add in the strawberries and food coloring at the end and give another stir.

Bake according to box instructions as well.

Not hard. See???

Let the cupcakes cool before frosting.


1/2 container, Pillsbury Vanilla frosting
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon Almond extract

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend with a mixer on low until well combined.

At first my frosting was a little runny. So I stuck it in the refrigator for an hour to harden up a little bit.

Then iced my cupcakes.



  1. Really liking the thought of using a boxed cake mix on a off day and banana and almond combo sounds really nice thank you for sharing.

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