Strawberry Cupcakes

Source: Fake Ginger

Strawberry Cupcakes
from Good Things Catered

2 1/2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cupcake pans.

Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl.

In bowl of mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla until combined. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in berries.

Fill cupcake pans 3/4 way. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Buttercream

1 stick butter, softened
1 pound powdered sugar
1 cup chopped strawberries

Use a mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach a slightly stiffer consistency then you wanted. Blend the strawberries into the mixture. The strawberry juices should thin out your buttercream a little bit, add more powdered sugar if needed.