Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

A delicious cupcake idea for summertime! This easy-to-make Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe uses a doctored cake mix and is topped with strawberry buttercream frosting!

Strawberry Cupcakes

I did use a box cake mix for these cupcakes – but not a strawberry mix.

I just used a white cake mix and spruced it up a bit. Then I topped it with strawberry-flavored buttercream icing.

These would be fun cupcakes to use for Valentine’s Day or for summertime. However, if you are like me, you could eat them anytime.

The cupcakes have just the right amount of strawberry flavor to them. It isn’t overpowering at all.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

A delicious cupcake with a hint of strawberry!

Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes with just the right amount of Strawberry flavoring.
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Strawberry Cupcakes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:28 minutes


Strawberry Cupcakes

  • 1 box White Cake Mix make sure it has pudding in it
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Large Eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Strawberry Extract

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 3-4 cups Powdered Sugar Sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Extract
  • 4 tablespoons Milk
  • Food Coloring Gel optional


Strawberry Cupcakes

  • In you mixer, mix the cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, soda, and strawberry extract until well blended.
  • Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Spoon the mixture into the liners. (almost 3 tablespoons in each liner)
  • Bake in the oven at 350 for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing them to cool.
  • Add icing when fully cooled.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the strawberry extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  • Add your food coloring gel until you get the color desired. (optional)


I added just a touch of pink coloring gel to give it a slight pink look.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. Those sound amazing! i just love sour cream in backing, it adds such a sinful layer of flavor.

  2. Oh yum! This looks delicious. My son is a HUGE strawberry lover, I’m thinking this might be perfect for his next birthday.

  3. These look heavenly… (as well as your mint cupcakes…). You have the best recipes here!

  4. YUM! Just added to my Pinterest page too!

  5. Another yummy recipe!

  6. Earl-Leigh says:

    I need to be your neighbor/guinea pig!

    1. I could use some help eating these yummy treats!

  7. Whoa! I am looking for a treat to make for my daughter’s birthday. I think I found it ! Linking up from SITS

    1. Thanks for stopping by! These would work perfect for her party. :)

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