Easiest and Tastiest Strawberry Cupcakes Ever

After posting this luscious picture on Instagram I got alot of requests for my recipe.  Strawberry Cupcakes are my favorite.  I absolutely love them.  This recipe is really easy- it involves box cake mix.  Now here is the deal I have made cakes and cupcakes from scratch but I swear the box ones are just as good and they save you time and effort.  Don’t go hating on box cake mixes.  I do make a homemade icing for the cupcakes that my mom passed along to me.  It is my go-to icing for everything!  These cupcakes are super easy and filled to the brim with fresh strawberries in every bite!  Hope you love them as much as I do.

:: S T R A W B E R R Y   C U P C A K E S::

– 1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix + ingredients it calls for

– Pint Strawberries

–  8 oz cream cheese

– 1 box powdered sugar + more

– 1 stick butter

Mix cake according to box.  Dice up about half the container of strawberries and stir into cake batter.  Scoop into lined muffin pans and cook about 20-25 minutes.  Check by sticking a toothpick in middle to make sure cooked.

Using a blender cream together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.  Puree other half of strawberries ( I pureed about 10 strawberries using my ninja blender.  Add puree to icing and stir together.  This will make the icing thin.  I put mine in the fridge for about an hour or so to thicken up, you could also add more powdered sugar to thicken it up because you don’t want it too runny.  Once thickened spread on cupcakes and enjoy!

**Side note my icing was thinner than I prefer.  If I had more powdered sugar I would have added it to thicken it up so I recommend buying the bag or two boxes of sugar so you have extra.**


  1. March 27, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Our family has a similar strawberry cake recipe that includes a box of cake mix along with fresh strawberreies and strawberry jello powder. It sounds strange, but in amazing!

  2. March 27, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    If you add a tiny bit of Xantham gum (and I mean a sprinkle) you can thicken your frosting without having to add extra sugar. They look amazing though!

  3. March 27, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    Those look so good! I am making them today. We are having company tonight and they would be perfect dessert.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It totally made my day. I'll be honest, sometimes seeing how young and skinny you are makes me jealous. I have to remind myself I am exactly 10 years older than you!! And that in the last 10 years I had 2 kids. I was 40 when I had Keira and it's hard to bounce back when you're that old. 🙂 I'll be 44 April 16!!!

  4. March 27, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    my husband gave up sweets for lent. i think i'll make these for him for easter! i really enjoyed (and appreciated) your 25 things post. and…i'm gonna try to get my hands on that F21 shirt dress tomorrow – so cute! oh, and i hope you had a very happy birthday 🙂

  5. March 27, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I can't wait to make these-I just ordered a flat that came in today. Perfect timing!

  6. March 27, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    I love easy and yummy. Strawberry cake makes me happy!

  7. March 29, 2013 / 12:46 am

    Thank you for this!!! I am making these for James' first birthday on Tuesday. : ) xox

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