If you are a fan of strawberry desserts, don’t miss this delicious recipe. It is a twist on the usual white cake mix recipe, but it also has strawberry jello and fresh strawberry puree, giving it wonderful flavor!

These cupcakes are based on our doctored cake mix strawberry layer cake from our recipes section. They can be paired with all sorts of fillings and frostings, but today we are frosting with strawberry cream cheese frosting.

Quick and easy these Strawberry Cupcakes are strawberry flavored then stuffed with a strawberry puree and frosted with a creamy and delicious strawberry frosting.

Four Strawberry Cupcakes on cake stand topped with strawberries

I love cupcakes, they are like cakes but in hand-held form. Cakes are my favorite, always have been and always will be and this does include cupcakes.

Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors to bake with, there are so many different strawberry desserts out there that are absolutely amazing and these Strawberry Cupcakes are just one of them.

We use a cake mix for this recipe to help them whip up quickly, but everything else is homemade. We are absolutely not against using a boxed mix for any start to dessert recipes around here.

There are so many recipes that start out with a box mix and turn into amazing desserts, so don’t be that person who has to always make things completely from scratch.

But if you insist, you CAN make these completely from scratch. We have other strawberry cakes that are scratch on your site as well so we do love a good homemade dessert.



  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix (and required ingredients listed on the box)
  • 1 cup of strawberry preserves
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish




Prepare the cupcakes according to the cake mix instructions. Let them cool completely.
Using a cupcake corer or a knife, make a small hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with strawberry preserves.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, and continue beating until smooth and well-combined.

Pipe or spread the frosting onto each cupcake.
Garnish each cupcake with a fresh strawberry.
Serve and enjoy your strawberry-filled delights!

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
Kcal: 320 kcal per serving | Servings: 12 cupcakes


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