Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes (I used a Skinny Chocolate Cupcake Recipe)
-note: I left out the Espresso Powder since I just wanted plain chocolate without that mocha taste
Strawberry Buttercream (adapted from All Recipes):
1/2 cup pureed strawberries (use a food processor and about 7-10 strawberries, depending on the size)
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups, or more powdered sugar, divided
1. Make the chocolate cupcakes, let cool.
2. In a stand mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbsp of strawberry puree. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbsp of strawberry puree. Repeat 3 times. Add in more strawberry or more powdered sugar depending on your taste preference. I don't like super sweet frosting so I stopped at 1 1/2 cups and added a little strawberry for a stronger taste there.
3. Frost cupcakes and serve with a drizzle of Sweet Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar.