Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · July 8, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes that look DIVINE!! Cupcakes that have strawberries inside with a delicious cream cheese frosting, topped with toasted coconut!

Hello again, Lil’ Luna readers! I’m so happy to be back today sharing another awesome dessert with you! To me, nothing says summer like fresh strawberries. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I baked with fresh strawberries for the first time, and let me tell you, they’re amazing!  These cupcakes taste like everything that’s good about summer… like fresh fruit and sunshine.

What makes these cupcakes extra awesome is how easy they are to make. I like that they’re not as finicky as a lot of cupcake recipes. (And trust me, I’ve had more than my share of cupcake fails…) Every time I make these, they turn out great! I love that the ingredients are so simple, and are all things I pretty much always have  in the house. I also love how moist the strawberries make the cake, and the combination with the cream cheese frosting is delicious! (Seriously, is there any better combo than strawberries and cream cheese?) Make these, and you will love them!

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • toasted coconut (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Fill 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until just combined.
  5. Add in chopped strawberries and mix until strawberries start to break down, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Fill paper liners ⅔ full, and bake 15-20 minutes, or until set. Let cool before frosting.
  7. While the cupcakes are cooling, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in vanilla and milk, then add powdered sugar to desired consistency. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes that look DIVINE!! Cupcakes that have strawberries inside with a delicious cream cheese frosting, topped with toasted coconut!


Oooh, these Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes look DIVINE!! Thanks Alicia!

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These sound delish! I can’t wait to make them. I just wanted to double check on the instructions. Is there a step missing to add the sugar and butter? Thanks so much!


    I noticed that too.


    Oops! Thanks for noticing. I totally blanked when writing the directions. The recipe has been fixed. 🙂


Super delicious!! Pinning these for later!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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These look AMAZING! Can’t wait to try them!
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I am in the middle of making these cupcakes, and the recipe calls for baking powder, but when the recipe tells you to add its baking soda?


    Sorry I didn’t see this comment until now, but that was just a typo. It’s baking powder that you add, and I have updated the recipe. Hope your cupcakes turned out great!

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These look great, so juicy and flavorful. I’ve featured these cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.


Just made these for a work function. I can’t taste them because of my lifestyle changes but my fiancee and son LOVED it. It was a hit. Looked super moist. The thickness of the batter made me nervous but they baked up beautifully and fresh. I pureed the remaining strawberries and added them to the frosting. 🙂

    Lil' Luna

    Great idea, Tiff!! So glad your son and fiancee loved them. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


Sounds like a yummy recipe. Should I use salted or unsalted butter?

    Lil' Luna

    I usually use unsalted, but think salted would be fine too. 😉


They look great! Just wondering how pink the cake ends up? I’m looking to do a non-food colored pink cake and the photos look pretty pink but I wanted to ask. Thx!


I was wondering how you would bake this if you wanted to make a cake. I’m wanting to do a smash cake for my niece’s first birthday. Thanks.


I just made these cupcakes and they came out perfect. They were easy to make, moist & delicious. Thanks Kristyn & Alicia for sharing!

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