Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes 

Ingredients: – 1 box strawberry cake mix – Water, vegetable oil, eggs (as per cake mix instructions) – 1 cup crispy rice cereal – 1/4 cup melted butter

– 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 1/2 cup softened butter – 2 cups powdered sugar – 1/4 cup strawberry preserves or jam – 1-2 tbsp milk or heavy cream

Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to prepare the cupcake batter, ensuring it is well mixed and smooth.

While the cupcakes are baking, combine crispy rice cereal, melted butter, and granulated sugar in a bowl to create the crunchy topping.

 In a separate mixing bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, strawberry preserves or jam, and a splash of milk or cream until smooth to prepare the frosting.

Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost each one with the creamy strawberry frosting, spreading it evenly.

Sprinkle the prepared crunch topping generously over the frosting, gently pressing it down to adhere.

Optionally, garnish each cupcake with a fresh strawberry slice for a colorful and flavorful finishing touch.

Serve and enjoy these delightful Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes for any occasion!