Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Happy Valentines Day! I ventured out and bought a gluten-free devils food cake mix, made by Betty Crocker. Betty Crocker now makes GF mixes, which are made in a dedicated gluten free facility, so there is no concern about cross contamination! I made these treats especially for the hubby. He loves chocolate. Really loves chocolate. So go out buy your favorite chocolate  mix and top your cupcakes with this delightful strawberry buttercream.
                                                           Strawberry Buttercream
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
1 stick unsalted butter, cold
pinch of sea salt
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp GF vanilla extract

Put thawed strawberries in a food processor or blender and puree. Set aside.
In a standing mixer, add butter and salt. On medium speed, cream until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and slowly add sugar until well incorporated. Now add 3 tbs of pureed strawberries and the vanilla extract, mix until blended. The frosting should be creamy and look similar to ice-cream.



  1. I have used Betty Crocker GF Devil's food cake and it is delicious..I'm going to try the Strawberry Buttercream frosting...it looks yummy!!

  2. What do I do, no GF Vanilla? I just bought the Chocolate Cake Mie (BC)!

  3. Most pure vanilla extract is gluten free. It's the imitation stuff you have to worry about.

  4. Right. This isn't a huge issue as real vanilla extract is gluten free. Brands I like are Trader Joes Bourbon Vanilla Extract, McCormick Vanilla extract, and Madagasgar Pure Vanilla Extract. Enjoy!

  5. Warning the Betty Crocker GF mixes contain Soy, and give me the same reaction as gluten. This is true for many others.