The Cutest Cupcake Shop Ever and Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

On my recent trip to Seattle, my friend Connie brought me to the sweetest, most picture perfect little town called Issaquah. I love traveling with a friend who has lived in and really knows an area. Connie helped me to experience some great things that are outside the typical tourist traps. There was a beautiful tree lined street that we drove down on which all of the trees have edible fruits. Issaquah has a very quaint and old fashioned appeal. I had to snap a pic of this old train depot.

Old Train Depot in Issaquah, Washington

During our afternoon in Issaquah, Connie’s old stomping grounds, we happened across the cutest cupcake shop ever called Confetti Cupcakes. The owner of the store was delightful. My friend and I spent quite a lot of time in the shop chatting with the owner, admiring the décor, and of course eating cupcakes. This cupcake shop was really a happening place. While we were there countless happy people walked out of the store with boxes of cupcakes.

Doesn’t a great cupcake just make you smile?

The Cutest Cupcake Shop Ever - Confetti Cupcakes in Issaquah, Washington

Connie and I were both drawn to the vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting. They were scrumptious! The owner of the shop has really found her true calling in life, and I am so glad I happened upon her little store.

After being home for a few weeks, I found myself craving more of that delicious fresh strawberry frosting and managed to convince my Mom to come up with a recipe for it.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

So the last couple of days we have been snacking on Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting, and they are AMAZING! The frosting isn’t quite the same as what I had at Confetti Cupcakes, but it is just as good. This frosting would be fabulous on any flavor cupcake. For this batch Mom used our favorite Hershey’s Chocolate Cake recipe. When my son was little, this is the cake he wanted every year for his birthday, but with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting


For the Cupcakes:

2 dozen prepared chocolate cupcakes (We used this chocolate cake recipe.)

For the Frosting:

1 cup strawberries puree with 2 tablespoons sugar (about 1 pint strawberries)
1 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioner’s sugar, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting


1. In a blender, prepare the puree. Place about 1 pint fresh strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a blender. Pulse until almost smooth.

2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until just blended. Add 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Continue to add about 2 tablespoons strawberry puree alternating with about 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, until all ingredients have been added and are well combined and creamy. You may need slightly more than 4 cups of confectioner sugar to achieve the right consistency.

4. Using a pastry bag fitted with a tip, pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

5. Ejoy!

My friend, Connie, was such a gracious host and fantastic tour guide for my weekend in Seattle. If you have a minute, you should check out her great blog MiscFinds4u!

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  1. You had me at cupcake. They are my all time favorite dessert!

  2. Strawberry frosting s one of my favourites, and those look to die for!! ok, now I really really want a cupcake!

  3. I actually just happened across a newer cupcake shop where I’m located and I fell in love with their cupcakes! I had a churro flavored cupcake and goodness gracious it tasted just like a cinnamon roll!

    Now that I’m craving cupcakes I must give this recipe a try ;)

  4. Linda S. says:

    Yum! What cute little ruffled cups–haven’t seen those!

  5. That frosting looks irresistible. And, yes, cupcakes sure do make me smile!

  6. That fresh strawberry frosting looks so amazing. I want to try it!

  7. strawberries remind me of summer. these look so yummy

  8. These look great! I love strawberry anything, especially in the spring and summer.

  9. This place looks adorable! I can’t wait to try these out, thank you!

  10. This looks like a place I would love. And the cupcake looks unreal!

  11. How cute! I haven’t had a cupcake in a long time! Very tempting.

  12. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Strawberry frosting is my favorite!!! I have to make some as soon as our berries ripen.

  13. That looks like such a cute shop for sure, and those cupcakes look amazing!!!

  14. I wanted to read this because the post title caught my attention but I didn’t expect you to give me the recipe!!! THANKS :) You are the best. Confetti Cupcakes looks like such a cute place where I would love to visit and hang out.

  15. These look so good. I love strawberry frosting.

  16. I have a similar icing recipe and it’s amazing on just about any cupcake. I love using frostings with fresh purees in them over extracts when possible, the flavor stays true to what I am trying to achieve and for most flavors it adds the perfect amount of color.

  17. My son just requested cupcakes with strawberry icing. I may have to make him these.

  18. I love those two flavors together. These are just beautiful too. The cupcake shop sounds like a fun time!

  19. I love chocolate and strawberry! I might just keep them all to myself!

  20. What a great flavor combination! I could go for one right now!

  21. When it’s so pretty it makes me love them that much more! I am waiting for one day when I get a great big baked goods box from you. I’ll pay for shipping and your services. ;)

  22. Mmmmmm cupcakes. My fave! These look so tasty!

  23. I love cupcakes. And the frosting sounds amazing.

  24. These cupcakes look delicious! I think we need to go to our local cupcake bakery soon!

  25. That sounds delicious! If I didn’t have a million people coming to my party on Sunday, I might just make these.

  26. I totally want one of these right about now. Too bad I’m dieting though, bummer!

  27. Crystal Nell says:

    Yummy!! These look so delicious!! The frosting is the best part!!

  28. These look absolutely divine

  29. Those look great! My family would love them.

  30. These look amazing to me, too :) Strawberry is my favorite flavor!

  31. I love cupcakes, but I don’t think I’ve had a strawberry one! It’s definitely time to try one. Those look yummy!

  32. I can never turn down a delicious cupcake! Both your homemade goodies and the adorable shop versions look super nom.

  33. Sounds delicious and perfect for summer!! We are obsessed with cupcakes here :)

  34. The cupcakes look beautiful and sound yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  35. I love to visit cupcake shops. Great photos.

  36. That frosting looks lovely, ladies! Yummy!

  37. How cute are those holders?! I love cupcakes and who ever said they don’t is a liar! They make ya happy! Yum! I love finding little places like this. I’m stopping by from the blog hop. Happy Thursday!

  38. So much yum..pinned AND stumbled!

  39. Thanks so much for joining Fluster’s #CreativeMuster party this week. It was a lot of fun to co-host. Hugs, Holly

  40. Hi stopping by from Freedom Friday link up :)

    These look really yummy, definitely pinning! The ruffle cases are adorable too!

  41. These cupcakes sound fantastic, heck I love anything with strawberries!!! Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Angela, LeMoine Family Kitchen,

  42. mmm these sound delicious. Chocolate and strawberries are one of the best combos out there. Best part is I have the perfect occasion to make these for.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I’m looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at for another installment of The Weekend Social.

  43. Nicole Dz says:

    YUM! Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting! How awesome! My kids would love to try these. Great dessert!

  44. These sound amazing. I love chocolate covered strawberries but this is like one huge one :) book marking this .

  45. Mary Ann Atzrott says:

    Mmmmm…. who doesn’t like cupcakes??? And now that there are so many fresh strawberries around I can’t wait to try this frosting recipe…. it sounds delicious!! And nothing goes better with strawberries than chocolate… win-win situation!!! Thank you!

  46. M.Clark says:

    I must admit these cupcakes are pretty cute. I can’t wait to try that frosting, fresh strawberries, yum. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  47. Jana Williams says:

    You Sound Like you had a Blast on your Trip with your Friend in Seattle! I love Traveling I just haven’t gotten to do as Much of it as I would Like to Lately! I have Noticed that some of the Best Restraunts, Bed & Breakfasts, Shops, & Stores have Always Been Cute Little Hidden Gems like this Bakery you Went to! It Seems that the Small Little Mom & Pop Type of Businesses have the Best Aura about them! I Can’t wait to Try this Recipe, it Sounds Delicious! Thanks for this Blog because if I am Ever in the Seattle Area I will Surely Check Out Confetti Cupcakes! Thanks & Have a Good Evening! God Bless! Jana Williams

  48. Heather Voorhees says:

    What a gorgeous town. My goodness your cupcakes look delicious, I’ve got to try them!

  49. Oh, cupcakes. What a treat. I rarely indulge but these would be worth running a few miles I am pretty sure!

  50. They look so cute! I love cupcakes!
    Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party.

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