How to Make Strawberry-Basil Cupcakes

Basil isn't only for savory dishes. The strawberry basil combination packs a delicious punch of flavor. Give it a try, you'll love it.

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How to Make Strawberry-Basil Cupcakes Recipe
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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We're going to start with the basil sugar. Go out and pick a large handful of fresh basil, or buy some at the store if you don't have any in your garden.

We're going to start with the basil sugar. Go out and pick a large handful of fresh basil, or buy some at the store if you don't have any in your garden.

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Wash and pat dry.

Wash and pat dry.

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Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. I decided to use butter and flour.

Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. I decided to use butter and flour.

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Add the basil to a food processor.

Add the basil to a food processor.

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Pulse until finely chopped.

Pulse until finely chopped.

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Add in the granulated sugar.

Add in the granulated sugar.

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Pulse again until combined.

Pulse again until combined.

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Add the basil sugar to a large bowl. Dump in the cake flour as well.

Add the basil sugar to a large bowl. Dump in the cake flour as well.

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Salt...

Salt...

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baking powder...

baking powder...

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and baking soda.

and baking soda.

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Whisk together until combined.

Whisk together until combined.

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Add the room temperature butter.

Add the room temperature butter.

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Mix together until fully combined.

Mix together until fully combined.

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Get some ripe strawberries.

Get some ripe strawberries.

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Purée. You need 2/3 cup purée for the cupcakes and 1/4 cup purée for the frosting. I used about 8 or 9 strawberries in total.

Purée. You need 2/3 cup purée for the cupcakes and 1/4 cup purée for the frosting. I used about 8 or 9 strawberries in total.

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2/3 cup for the cupcakes. Set aside for now.

2/3 cup for the cupcakes. Set aside for now.

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Into a medium bowl add the Greek yogurt. I used strawberry because that was all I had.

Into a medium bowl add the Greek yogurt. I used strawberry because that was all I had.

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Eggs.

Eggs.

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Vegetable or canola oil.

Vegetable or canola oil.

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And last but not least, vanilla.

And last but not least, vanilla.

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Whisk until completely mixed.

Whisk until completely mixed.

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Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.

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Mix until just combined.

Mix until just combined.

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Add the strawberry purée.

Add the strawberry purée.

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Again, mix until just combined.

Again, mix until just combined.

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Finally, add the whole milk, once again mixing until just combined.

Finally, add the whole milk, once again mixing until just combined.

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Perfect.

Perfect.

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Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way full.

Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way full.

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Bake 20 minutes, or until cupcakes spring back when touched.

Bake 20 minutes, or until cupcakes spring back when touched.

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Transfer to cooling rack.

Transfer to cooling rack.

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Now it's time for the frosting. Beat the softened butter for about 3 minutes. Add the 1/4 cup of strawberry purée.

Now it's time for the frosting. Beat the softened butter for about 3 minutes. Add the 1/4 cup of strawberry purée.

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Sift in 4 cups of confectioners' sugar.

Sift in 4 cups of confectioners' sugar.

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Mix on low until combined.

Mix on low until combined.

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Add the vanilla.

Add the vanilla.

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Beat again on medium high for about 3 minutes again, until light and fluffy. Don't forget to scrape down the sides occasionally.

Beat again on medium high for about 3 minutes again, until light and fluffy. Don't forget to scrape down the sides occasionally.

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Frost those babies.

Frost those babies.

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😍

😍

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Ain't he a cutie?

Ain't he a cutie?

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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