Strawberry can either go very right or very wrong for me. I love fresh strawberries but often dislike strawberry flavored things. Often strawberry stuff is way too sweet and sugary for me. These cupcakes are an example of strawberry executed perfectly. The cake is a delicious and simple cake with fresh strawberries folded in.
The strawberry meringue buttercream was to die for! Again, it wasn't super sweet and it was the perfect topping with fresh purred strawberries in a simple meringue buttercream base.
I made mini cupcakes so people wouldn't feel shy. Sometimes a whole cupcake feels like a dessert commitment, but a mini cupcake feels like a little bite. The mini cupcakes disappeared.
This is my new favorite strawberry shortcake variation!