#13: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

I wanted to make some cute "sweetheart-type" cupcakes, and I figured Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp cupcakes might be the perfect opportunity! I started by getting out my super-cute pink-zebra-print cupcake liners that my best friends got me for my birthday.

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Since rhubarb is naturally sour, I started by sprinkling sugar on it to cut some of the tartness.

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While that was settling, I creamed together the butter and sugar, later adding the wet and dry ingredients.

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Then, I folded the rhubarb into the batter.

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While the cupcakes baked, I warmed up some strawberry jelly in a small skillet.

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Once that was ready...

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...I brushed the melted jelly onto the baked cupcakes.

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Next, I took some gorgeous strawberries and slice them into quarters.

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Each cupcake was topped with two quarters of strawberry and brushed with a little more strawberry jelly.

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As a group, they looked amazing together.

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And even cuter on my little Wilton cupcake stand. :)

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Wouldn't these just be precious as a Valentine's Day treat?

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