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fresh strawberry cupcakes recipe

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Buttercream

Patricia Valbrun
Strawberry cupcakes are moist, fluffy and such a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. They start with delicious buttery strawberry cupcakes filled with chopped strawberries, then they’re topped with creamy white chocolate strawberry frosting!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 25 mins
Buttercream Frosting 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter soften
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 lrg egg
  • 1 lrg egg white
  • 1/4 cup strawberry pure
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk mix with vinegar to make buttermilk and only use 1/4 cup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pink food coloring gel
  • 1/2 cup strawberry

White Chocolate Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter soften
  • 1/2 cup strawberry pure
  • 2 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate melted
  • pink food coloring gel


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 12cup muffin tin or line with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • To make buttermilk, measure 1 cup of milk to 1 tablespoon of vinegar allow it to sit until it curdles.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scraping the bowl as needed. Gradually add the sugar and beat until well combined. Reduce the mixer to low and add the egg, egg whites, and vanilla extract, strawberry pure.
  • With the mixer on low, add half the flour mixture, alternate with milk until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Transfer the muffin tin to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream

  • In a mixing bowl cream butter until pale, add powder sugar, vanilla extract, strawberry pure and melted white chocolate.
  • Mix until well combined and enjoy!


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