I love, love, love these frozen strawberries in syrup. I use them all the time- waffles, cupcakes, toast, even frosting. I got them at Kroger, but I'm pretty sure you can find them in any grocery store.
So here's the deal. Boxed cake. Strawberries. Done.
1 box golden vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
*1 cup strawberry milk
frozen strawberries- let them thaw. Your life will be much easier. I did not.
*For the strawberry milk- I poured up about 1/8 cup of the syrup from the frozen strawberries and added milk to get 1 cup.
I mixed the cake with the liquids. I mixed by hand
Threw them in the oven at 350 for... about that long (sorry, somebody buy me a kitchen timer).
1 tub of Strawberry cream cheese
1 stick butter
3 tbsp syrup from the frozen strawberries
Powdered sugar to reach desired consistency
Add strawberry pieces to taste
I did a really thin frosting and spooned it on, but go ahead and add more powdered sugar if you want to pipe on some pretty frosting.
Use a cupcake corer (or a knife) to core the cupcakes. Fill the resulting hole with strawberries, then cover with frosting. Top with a sliced strawberry.