This is the second time in a few weeks that I’ve made these cupcakes.  The first time I made them I think I had one or maybe two, and the rest were given away.  I’ve been wanting another ever since, so I just had to make them again!  The chunks of fresh strawberry throughout the cake and strawberry puree in the frosting give them a wonderful real strawberry flavor.  These really beat the pants off the strawberry cupcakes I used to make!  During my first attempt at these the frosting came out nothing like the way I think it was supposed to, even though I followed the recipe exactly.  This time I made my own modifications and I was much more pleased with the result.  Pink frosting with a great strawberry flavor but firm enough to be able to pipe onto the cupcakes.  Success!  The frosting is quite a bit more pink in real life than in these pics, but feel free to add a little food coloring to achieve your desired “pinkness” :-)

(Edited on 7/24/09 to add a new photo)