Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

Satisfy two cravings with one recipe! Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate-covered strawberries are a tasty topper for chocolate cupcakes.

Serves: 24Prep: 40 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 fresh strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups Kroger Powdered Sugar

Directions

  • Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to package instructions. Pour batter into a paper-lined muffin tin. Bake according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on half power for 60 seconds, then continue at half power at 30 second increments, until the chocolate is completely melted. Prepare a plate with wax paper. Dip the strawberries one at a time into the chocolate, then lay on the prepared plate. Set in the refrigerator to harden.
  • In a blender, puree the thawed strawberries. Yields about ¼ cup of pureed strawberries.
  • To prepare the frosting, mix together the butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Beat in the pureed strawberries and mix until desired consistency.
  • Spread frosting over the cooled cupcakes and top each cupcake with a chocolate covered strawberry.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.