Strawberry And Cream Cupcakes

This weekend I babysat a couple of kids for a friend of mine. It was a bit hectic to double the number of children around here but we made the best of it. One of the "kids" was a 13 year old girl. Being the lone female in this house, I was excited to have another one around. Having assessed her love for pink given the bright pink hoodie she worse the first night, I quickly decided that the following day, we would bake together.
I needed to bake something that wouldn't take too much effort or time away from the task at hand; playing mediator to 3 and 6 year old boys. I found this recipe on good ole Betty Crocker's website and it seemed promising and had good reviews.

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4 cups strawberry-flavored soda pop
Vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
Red food color
1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy® cream cheese frosting
Fresh strawberries, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, substituting soda pop for the water and using oil and egg whites. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes

2. Stir 1 or 2 drops food color into frosting. Frost cupcakes.

That's it!

Her first adventure with a pastry bag

Cute right? The only one I did was the one at the top of the page. She handled the rest. And she even jotted down the recipe to take home on one of my recipe cards.


  1. Stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Great site. I like your style. Following you now. I will be back!

  2. Omg dessert made with soda?!?! Count me in!! These look delish!!

  3. Cool!! I love cake made with flavored soda - I have a lemon Bundt cake on my blog! Thanks for sharing - that sounds soooo good. Maybe I can convince my son that he wants that for his bday (but I'll change the color of the frosting).

  4. Megan, you could do orange or grape soda instead!

  5. hey that looks yum, nice blog. I am ur newest follower & I hope u follow back too!

  6. Those look delicious!!

    I found your blog from a link on Life in My Pj's. Thanks for sharing!! : )

    Visit me at www.whateverislovely-ashley.blogspot.com

  7. Hi! Fellow Columbusite (well, born and raised there, now live in Marysville) here - and love recipe blogs!

    Following you from FMBT - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin

  8. I don't remember how I came across your blog,
    but I am SO beyond glad that I did.
    I think it's absolutely ADORABLE...and YUMMY if I might add!!



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