Strawberry {shortcake} Cupcakes

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I, like MANY others, have a bit of a crush on Ree Drummond.
 ~aka the Pioneer Woman

Her home amazing
Her kids adorable
Even her pets seem cuter than normal
Her food unbelievable
Her pictures stunning

I’ve read Black Heels to Tractor Wheels 3 times

Food From My Frontier is SO beautiful that even my daughter cannot put it down.

The first recipe she wanted to try was the strawberry shortcake cake.
I don’t do layer cakes all that well.
Also, Stella does not like cream cheese frosting (not sure how that is even possible).

With a few minor adjustments, strawberry shortcake cupcakes were born.

 ~recipe adapted from Ree Drummond

For the cakes:
beat together 1 stick of butter and 1  1/2 cups of sugar
add in 3 eggs (one at a time) and 1 tsp vanilla
add 1/2 cup of yogurt
mix just until everything is combined
sift in 1 1/2 cups of flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

wash, hull, and halve 1 pound of strawberries
mash with fork

sprinkle on 2 tbsp of sugar

line muffin tin
add a small scoop of batter

top with a scoop of berries

top berries with batter

bake @350F for 20 minutes


top with whip cream (we whipped our cream with a bit of the reserved berry juices)