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Neapolitan Cupcakes


  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box1 
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box


  • 50 g  chopped strawberries 
  • 225 g cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 60 g butter, softened 
  • 440 g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Red food colouring (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160ºC fan) and line two muffin pans with cupcake liners. Make cake mix and brownie batter according to package instructions. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of brownie batter into bottom of each cupcake liner. Fill rest of the cup with vanilla batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cupcakes cool completely. Repeat with the remaining better to make 30 cupcakes total.
  2. Make frosting: Add strawberries to a food processor and blend until strawberries are mashed and almost completely pureed. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and strawberry puree and mix until evenly incorporated. Stir in food colouring, if desired, for a pinker colour.
  3. Frost cupcakes with strawberry frosting.