Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Discover the delightful taste of Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes, a perfect blend of moist vanilla cake filled with a fresh cream and chopped strawberry mixture, and crowned with a luscious strawberry frosting. These cupcakes offer a burst of fresh strawberry flavor, making them an ideal dessert for summer gatherings or any occasion that calls for a sweet, fruity treat.


Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 6 tbsp (84g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (155g) sugar
  • 6 tbsp (86g) sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (163g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water

Strawberry Frosting:

  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) water or milk
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries


  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Cupcake Batter: Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix well. Incorporate egg whites in batches. Combine dry ingredients separately, then alternate adding dry ingredients and milk/water to the batter.
  3. Bake: Fill liners halfway, bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  4. Frosting: Process freeze-dried strawberries into a powder. Cream butter, gradually add powdered sugar, powdered strawberries, and adjust consistency with water or milk.
  5. Filling: Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla to soft peaks. Add cream cheese; whip to stiff peaks. Stir in strawberries.
  6. Assemble: Core cooled cupcakes, fill with cream mixture, and frost.


  • Cream the butter and sugar well to ensure the cupcakes are light and fluffy.
  • Use high-quality vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Cupcakes are best enjoyed at room temperature to allow the frosting to set and flavors to meld.


Q: How can I store these cupcakes?
A: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let them come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Q: Can I make these cupcakes in advance?
A: Yes, you can bake the cupcakes and prepare the frosting a day ahead. Assemble them on the day of serving for the freshest taste.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12-14 cupcakes

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes are not just a dessert but a celebration of flavor and texture. Whether you’re hosting a party or just treating yourself, these cupcakes will add a special touch to any occasion with their irresistible combination of vanilla, cream, and fresh strawberries. Enjoy the process of making these delightful treats and the joy they bring to your dessert table!

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