You know something? I don't like strawberry pastries, cake, sweets, or ice cream. There. I said it. Love strawberries, just not the dessert varieties. Usually. That is, until, I made strawberry frosting from scratch. Now I get it. These yummy yellow cupcakes go great with this strawberry frosting. It's creamy and delicious, and not overpowering at all. Such a perfect little sweetheart treat!
In a food processor; puree thawed strawberries, set aside. In a mixer, using a paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed and slowly add confectioners' sugar; beat until well combined.Add vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons of strawberry puree. (You can use the remaining puree later.) Mix until just blended. Don't over mix. Consistency should be dense and creamy, almost like ice cream, not airy.
** This recipe makes enough frosting for a dozen cupcakes.