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Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday, I made you the most delicious cupcakes, ever!

Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipeWhat’s better than strawberries and cream? Strawberries and tres leches. Fact. My computer keeps autocorrecting “leches” to “leeches.” Another fact.

These are the kind of dessert people will talk about for a while.

You guys know that I send Mikey to work with all sorts of goodies on a regular basis (I can’t have sweets lingering around here with me for too long or I’ll eat them all). Everything has been well-received, but these were raved about. A number of Mikey’s co-workers gushed about these to me upon meeting me for the first time. They really are that good.

Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipe Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipe

The cake portion is spongy and perfect for soaking up the delicious tres leches mixture (sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream, and a bit of vanilla). After popping the soaked cake into the fridge for a bit it transforms into a delicious sticky, pudding-like delight.

Then, the cupcakes are topped with a fresh, smashed strawberry mixture (not at all optional), and a little dollop of whipped cream (totally optional)—it’s phenomenal.

Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipe Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipeAlso, can we just all just stop for a second and admire how freakin’ adorable these cupcake wrappers and matching flags are?! Super precious. Especially since I’m pretty sure I found them at like T.J. Maxx!

Oh, and this is another post that I created for my friends at Food Fanatic, so please stop by and check out my post over there, too, for info about making these in advance, and other typical Rachael ramblings 😛

Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes | #recipe


4 Responses to “Smashing Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes”

  1. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven — August 27, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Oh, man. Those juicy smashed strawberries are CALLING my name. These cupcakes are amazing, Rachael! What a perfect end-of-summer cupcake. These would be perfect for Labor Day weekend! 🙂

    • Rachael replied: — August 27th, 2014 @ 11:00 am

      Oooh they would be perfect for this weekend! Now, if only I had time to make another batch!

  2. Katie @ Sweet Society — August 29, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Tres Leches and Strawberries together in a cupcake. You’re a genius girly!!

    • Rachael replied: — August 29th, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

      Thank you, Katie!

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