Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

The Story:
It does happen!
Okay, so I have been sitting here in the library in the “flirt” zone. And the two people at my table started up a casual conversation, chit chatted for 15 minutes, got each other’s numbers and made plans to go on a date next week! What!?!? I didn’t think it actually happened. I thought it was all just a myth. I thought the blinking sign above my head saying “All Men: Stay Away” doomed everyone within a 50 foot radius of me.
Guess not.

Here’s to the start of the season of love.[end-story]

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes


1 Box chocolate or devil's food cake mix
1/2 C. melted butter, cooled (or oil)
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 C. milk
1/2 C. sour cream
Strawberry Buttercream:
3/4 C. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-4 Tbsp. strawberry puree (see note)
3-4 C. powdered sugar, as needed
Melted Chocolate and Strawberries to decorate


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. Combine all other cake ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. FIll cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Let cool.
7. Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla extract and add 2 Tbsp. strawberry puree. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If it becomes too thick, add more strawberry puree.
8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with melted chocolate and strawberries.


Strawberry puree means strawberries that that been put in a blender and mixed until it reaches a soup consistency.


Chocolate Strawberry Cupcake

34 thoughts on “Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Beks says:

    You have that sign, too? I thought I was getting one that said “All Creepers Stay Away,” but I think the one I got was “All Nice Guys Stay Away, Creepers: Open For Business.”

    There’s a reason I don’t date, whether my mother believes me or not.

    Great cake for Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  2. 2
    Cerina says:

    Just curious what does the sour cream/plain yogurt does in the recipe? Because I see that you almost use it in very recipe.

    • 2.1

      It gives the cake a TON more moisture and gives it more body. When I feed my cake mix cupcakes to people…they have NO CLUE they were made from cake mix if I use sour cream. It really transforms the cake.

      • Billie says:

        I know that the caupcakes that I make from your recipes that I add it are so moist. My friends rave about them and ask how I get them like that!!!

  3. 3
    Nisha says:

    Just curious as to what a good filling would be for this cupcake? Thanks!

  4. 4
    Bailey says:

    these look great! do you think instead of strawberry puree i could use either melted or just as-is strawberry jam/preserves?

  5. 5
    Kristy says:

    I just wanted to thank you for taking the time and making this wonderful website. I have made many of your recipes and my family and I have loved them all:)

  6. 6
    Laura Taylor says:

    Hi! How do you keep you cupcake liners looking so pretty and fresh?! Mine always turn translucent and never look that good. Do you use a special kind?

  7. 7
    Megan says:

    Mmmmmm!!!! These look sooooo good!! I’m trying them out today and I think they will turn out great!!! I’ve used most of your recipes and they have all turned out Awesome!!!Thanks!! Happy valentines day!!!

  8. 8
    Ashley S. says:

    they look so good!!!! i wish i could just take them out of my computer screen just to eat them!

    i was wondering if you could do a recipe of how to make macarons…..i know its not really a cupcake but they look really good. 🙂

  9. 9
    Allison says:

    These look yummy! Do you think it would work to add a can of strawberry pie filling to the cake batter before you bake them? 🙂

  10. 10
    Miss L says:

    Hi! I was just wondering you can make the buttercream frosting more thicker and fluffy. I used this recipe and it came out thick and droopy! I think I did something wrong! But my cupcakes came out PERFECT! So moist and super delicious!! Thank you!

  11. 11

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  12. 12
    Laura M says:

    do these need to stay refrigerated because of the strawberries?

  13. 13
    Queen Hotchibobo says:

    These might possibly be the best things I’ve ever had in my mouth. Dangerously delicious.

  14. 14
    Shannon says:

    What would be the substions for this if I wanted to make it with gluten free cake mix and turn it into a cake?

    • 14.1

      Juts use the cake mix as normal and depending on the thickness of your cake you’ll adjust the baking time. Unless it’s a sheet cake, it will probably take a little more time to bake. MUCH longer if you’re making a bundt cake!

      • Shannon says:

        Do you recommend switching out the water for the milk and do you still add the sour cream? Hope these aren’t silly questions never used gluten free mix and I’m a little nervous : /

  15. 15
    Angie says:

    Can I defrost strawberries and blend for the frosting? I’m afraid it might be too watery if I use frozen strawberries.

    • 15.1

      It’s true, the frozen berries don’t have as much flavor because they’re more watery. But you can add a little strawberry gelatin (jello powder) if you want an extra punch of flavor and color.

  16. 16
    Zaina says:

    I was looking for a good moist flufy cupcakes to make for my doaughter’s birthday. I found your website and decided to made those cupcakes to try them out. I fall in love with them. Thaaaaank you thaaaank you thaaaank you for sharing the recipe with us. You are awesome!

  17. 17
    Thomas says:

    About how many cupcakes does this make? I’m eager to try this recipe but I need to know how much it makes. Thank you!

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