Ever since my original post on these cupcakes, I've made them so many times I can't remember! They are probably my most requested cupcake. The first time I made them, I paired them with my fresh strawberry buttercream. But I thought the combination was too sweet, and a little too much strawberry. So now I prefer topping them with my tangy cream cheese frosting instead.
The hardest part about making these cupcakes is dicing the strawberries for the batter. You need to dice them extra extra tiny, or else you'll get huge chunks of wet strawberries in your cupcake (which scared me the first time I made these because at first I thought it was uncooked batter!) One of these days I'm going to try pureeing the strawberries instead, but I have a feeling it just wouldn't be the same as a delicate white cake speckled with tiny pieces of strawberries.
Hope you had a happy, happy birthday little Naomi! I can't believe you're three!