Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes #FantasticalFoodFight

It’s time for this month’s Fantastical Food Fight!  Hosted by Sarah at a Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, participants in this group each cook up a recipe based on a certain theme, link up and fight to see who reign supreme!

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, this month’s theme is Chocolate Covered Treats!

With such a broad topic, I could have made almost anything – it was actually hard to decide!  But I ultimately decided on cupcakes!  Especially since I’ve refined my strawberry cupcake recipe, my chocolate frosting recipe, and mini cupcakes, since I last posted any of those recipes!

Making mini cupcakes can be a bit tedious (especially if you only have one mini cupcake tin) but they are so adorable, they’re worth it!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

1 (15 oz) box white cake mix
1 (3.4 oz) Strawberry Jell-o
4 eggs
8 oz sour cream
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line mini muffin tins with paper liners.

Mix all of the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth.  Divide the batter evenly between the liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

Makes about 100 mini cupcakes

Chocolate Frosting

1 1/3 cups cocoa powder
6 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup half & half
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Place the cocoa powder and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir to blend.

While the mixer is on low, slowly add the melted butter and half & half (at the same time, if possible, alternating, if not).  Stir in the vanilla.  Add additional half & half or milk to thin the frosting, if desired.


  1. Wow....a hundred mini cupcakes!!! That will keep you busy but they sure turned out lovely.

  2. What an easy and delicious looking recipe! That chocolate frosting looks so good!

  3. Great take on the theme! These are adorable.

  4. You can't go wrong with strawberries and chocolate!

  5. So cute, these came out so pretty! sTrawberries and chocolate are the best! Traci,

  6. Those little arrows are just adorable!


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