I just made the worst cupcakes ever and I cant believe I made them. I called myself making strawberry cupcakes and they are chewy, mushy, dense, and taste gross. I used a box of white cake mix, pureed strawberries, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil and 3/4 cup of water. Then I added a dash of strawberry jello for the color and 1 cup of strawberry yougurt. I dont know why I did this and I know in my head that this should not even work because it's too much sugar and too much yougurt and eggs. What was I thinking???? They are going in the garbage. My daughter loves them (She is four) Her poor tastebuds. I will not touch another one and wont let anyone else eat them
No worries, you're not alone on this one!!! I added pured raspberried to white cake mix. What a mushy mess!! gelatinous, dense, and yuck!!
ok so I kind of redeemed myself and made some lemon lime cupcakes. They were delish. My husband took them to work and I got some good reviews.
you want a good stawberry cake, add 1/4 tsp strawberry lorann oil and just a little bit of strawberry pastry filling. i also add just a bit of pink icing color to brighten it up a bit. be careful though, because too much icing color and it looks really artificial.
That sounded like a LOT of liquid going into that. You kept the same amount of oil and ADDED pureed fruit AND yogurt. I saw on the Food Network some ladies who ran a cupcake shop and they said they sub'd out the oil and added fruit puree for extra moistness.
I know my daughter sub's out the oil and adds applesauce when she makes a cake.
I only add yogurt when I am adding the extender receipe. I did use a little strawberry filling and yogurt once to a strawberry mix. I did use the extender receipe also. It was a little more sticky than normal. Did not like torting well, very moist. but the person who had it had no complaints about the taste.