Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

Happy Friday!! I might as well proclaim this as popcorn week on Treats and Trends because here’s another gourmet popcorn recipe comin’ atcha! If you missed my cinnamon bun popcorn cake you can click here to view the post, but today I’m sharing these strawberry cupcakes! The strawberry flavor from Popularity is another one of my favorites, so I thought it would be fun to make some complementary cupcakes. For the base I pretty much made a vanilla cupcake, but added fresh strawberry puree. It has a subtle strawberry flavor, more like a muffin rather than an intense, pink-colored cupcake. The frosting is really simple since it’s just a basic buttercream recipe. To get the strawberry flavor and color you just mix in some of the puree. Instead of piping big mounds of frosting (like I did in this recipe), I created a flat surface so that I could pile the popcorn on top. Popularity uses natural flavoring when making their strawberry popcorn, so the cake, frosting and popcorn blend seamlessly—you won’t get a mix of different artificial flavors. Not gonna lie, I definitely ate one (or two…) of these for breakfast since I was baking them in the morning. It’s basically like a muffin or a bagel, right?! That’s what I tell myself anyways. Hope you like the recipe :)

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends
Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends

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Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes
Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends
Cuisine Dessert
Servings
12 cupcakes
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
For the strawberry frosting
Cuisine Dessert
Servings
12 cupcakes
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
For the strawberry frosting
Strawberry Popcorn Cupcakes, Popularity Las Vegas, baking blog, dessert recipe, Treats and Trends
Instructions
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place baking cups onto a baking sheet or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor. Pour into 1/3 cup measuring cup, then combine with milk in a liquid measuring cup. Save the extra pureed strawberries for the frosting.
  4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat butter on medium-high until creamy. Gradually add sugar and mix until combined. Add egg and egg whites, mixing on low until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary. Then mix in vanilla.
  5. Alternate mixing in the flour and strawberry/milk mixture, ending with the flour. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  6. Evenly pour into baking cups or a muffin pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until top is golden brown and feels springy. Let cool on wire rack.
For the frosting
  1. Beat butter on medium-high until light and creamy. Reduce speed and add powdered sugar, strawberry puree, vanilla and salt, mixing until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary.
  2. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Top with popcorn.
  • Jeanette Radmall

    What a great idea to put popcorn on cupcakes! A little crunch added to the cupcake goodness!
    I’m definitely sharing this recipe with my mom who is a cupcake genius!

  • Christie Moeller

    Oh my Yum! These look AMAZING!

    xoxo Christie
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    These look so cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

  • La Veine

    These look sooo pretty and yummy! Lovely recipe!

    LA VEINE

  • Amanda Pamblanco

    oh my gosh! i love how Popularity uses natural ingredients. These cupcakes sound delicious!

    xx,
    amanda
    wwwthegirlfromvegas.com

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Yummy!! They must be delicious!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CASUAL AND TRENDY WITH JEANS + GINGHAM TOP