Strawberry cupcakes

(27 ratings)
Strawberries and cream cupcakes
Strawberries and cream cupcakes
  • Serves: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This easy strawberry cupcakes recipe is a GoodtoKnow favourite. A light strawberry sponge is a great way to transform your cupcakes. Top with a simple vanilla frosting for a classic summertime treat. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes and will take around 45 mins to make and bake. These delicious strawberry cupcakes are not only topped with fresh strawberries but have them in the sponge too making them extra sweet and delicious. Top with buttercream or freshly whipped cream for a simple dessert. These strawberry cupcakes are best eaten and served on the day they're made but if you have any leftover we'd recommend storing in an airtight container somewhere cool.


  • 120g sugar
  • 55g unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 180ml natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 60g mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries to garnish

If you're not a fan of cream, top your cupcakes with strawberry jam instead!


  1. To make this cupcake recipe, preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  2. Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg, yogurt and vanilla, blending until smooth.
    Add the flour, then fold in the strawberries.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean.
  5. To make the frosting, cream together the butter and mascarpone cheese until creamy. Gradually add the icing sugar and cream until smooth, finally add the vanilla.
  6. Frost the cupcakes with a palette knife or piping bag with the nozzle of your choice attached. Garnish with fresh strawberries.

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Lisa Troccoli

I think it would be really nice to add a little bit of lime juice to the mix! give it a bit of zing!

Ailie Bisgrove

grind some black pepper over the strawberries the night before - tastes fantastic!

Zillah Mega Cookie Ingledew

I would add a little coconut and white rum...just to give a cheeky little scrummy cupcake that cocktail feel..xx

Jessica Watkins

i would add white chocolate to the cake mixture to give it a secret twist :-)

Keri McAnulla

Lovely cakes, although I found there was not enough icing for 12 cupcakes


Since I add a filling to all my cupcakes, I would add a cream cheese filling to this.

Debbie Williams

I would drizzle a syrup made from framboise over the top to give an extra zing to the top

Kat Alison

For the grown ups I'd add some champagne to the frosting and possibly some white chocolate flakes. For the youngsters and my work colleagues on a night shift I think I'd add some white chocolate chips to the cake batter. As I always have blueberries in my fridge, I think I'd be tempted to drop in a few blueberries to give that extra fruity twist. Extra healthy then with another serving of fruit ;-)

Sharon Shaz Taylor

I would drizzle a bit of strawberry balsamic glaze over the top to enhance the strawberry flavour and cut into the sweetness of the buttercream icing

Joanne Lancaster

I would add PIMMs to the cake batter and add cucumber to the strawberry on the top - a great British afternoon teatime treat :-)

Jen Christieson

I would add some pink champagne to the icing! Yum!

Diane Hibble

I would add "space dust" /popping candy to make them as much fun to eat as they look ... <3

Cathleen Kennedy

I think I might chop or puree the strawberry for the top and swirl it through the frosting so you get some in every bite. And maybe a grind or two of black pepper to bring out the strawberry flavour even more.

Karen Middleton

Add banana to the strawberries in the cake mix, or change the yogurt to a banana flavour yogurt to make more of a strawberry & banana smoothie cupcake! They're always a good combination!

Mariana J Suarez

I would add some chocolate drops to the cupcake (nothing goes as good as chocolate with strawberries!) and some rose paste or champagne extract to the frosting. If rose paste, I'd decorate it with chocolate dipped rose petals! :)

Annette Phillipson Was Pritcha

I would add some blueberries or raspberries to the cupcake mixture before baking

Claire Begg

a wee bit of drambuie always works well with strawberries!

Sammy Doo

i would put a couple of chocolate painted mint leaves :o) x

Bernie Green

I would add some strawberry flavouring to the frosting and white chocolate into the cake mix

Maria Louise

champagne an white chocolate

Charlotte Catmull

I would dip the strawberry in white chocolate and add lime juice to the frosting! Mmmmmmm

Jemma Scruse

I would add some white chocolate shavings - Strawberries and white chocolate are yummy together!

Katy Maloney

I would add some diced rhubarb to the cake mix and drizzle either white or dark chocolate over the frosting

Jane Hutchison

I would drizzle the strawberries with balsamic vinegar as it goes gorgeously

Ellie Stringer

I would add some homemade strawberry sherbet vodka to the mix and the frosting aswell as sprinking in the strawberry sherbet into the mixture and on the top to give that extra pizzazz. Have used flavoured vodkas myself aswell as other alcohol and they always go down well if for underage just add the sherbet instead of the vodka

Angie Jones

i would drizzle some strawberry sauce over the top.

Michelle Morgan

I would add some raspberries to the mix

Ruth Bennett

I would add a touch of vodka, perfect girly cupcakes!

Sue Hubbard

vanilla seeds in the frosting

Sue Ketley

I would add Pimms to the cake and a touch to the icing..

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