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Strawberry Cupcakes From Scratch

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Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes —fluffy strawberry cake made with homemade strawberry syrup topped with an amazing strawberry cream cheese buttercream.

frosted strawberry cupcake

These Strawberry Cupcakes are the stuff dreams are made of. I’m talking moist fluffy strawberry cupcakes from scratch—no jello; no box mix required! No offense to either, but homemade cake just can’t be beat. This recipe renders a yummy strawberry flavored cupcake that is best served covered with my amazing Strawberry Cream Cheese Buttercream.

What you need to make strawberry cupcakes

strawberry cupcake ingredients

Flour
Butter
Sugar
Strawberry syrup or juice concentrate
Milk
Eggs
Canola oil
Vanilla extract
Strawberry extract
Baking powder
Baking soda
Salt

Strawberry syrup recipe

strawberry syrup

When I originally started making this cake I used frozen daiquiri mix to flavor and color the cake. It works like a charm and is delicious. Over time I started to make my own Homemade Strawberry Syrup and it works perfectly. If you don’t have the time to make the syrup yourself, try this daiquiri mix here (affil link) in equal measure.

How to make strawberry cake batter

butter and sugar in a mixing bowl

The base recipe is a modified version of my Yellow Cake with strawberry syrup added to the batter. To start, cream the butter, canola oil, and sugar together. Follow with the vanilla extract, strawberry extract, and eggs.

pouring milk into cake batter

In a separate bowl, blend the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Scoop half of the flour into the wet batter and mix with a hand mixer. Next, pour in the strawberry syrup and blend.

scooping batter into liner

Add the remaining flour followed by the milk. Beat until smooth but don’t over-mix.

Cupcakes, layer cake, or sheet cake

baked strawberry cupcakes

This recipe makes two dozen cupcakes, a two layer cake, or a 9×13 sheet cake. To make cupcakes, place liners into the wells of 2 12-cup muffin tins.

fluffly cupcake cut in half

Scoop the batter evenly and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees.

frosted cupcakes close up

Cool and top with a frosting of your choice. My Strawberry Cream Cheese Buttercream is just perfect but feel free to switch it up with my Almond Cream Cheese Frosting.

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fluffly cupcake cut in half
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Strawberry Cupcakes

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Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes—fluffy strawberry cake made with homemade strawberry syrup topped with an amazing strawberry cream cheese buttercream.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:18 mins
Total Time:33 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c whole milk
  • 1/2 c homemade strawberry syrup or store bought daqiuri mix
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • To start, cream the butter, canola oil, and sugar together. Follow with the vanilla extract, strawberry extract, and eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, blend the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Scoop half of the flour into the wet batter and mix with a hand mixer. Next, pour in the strawberry syrup and blend. Add the remaining flour followed by the milk. Beat until smooth but don’t over-mix.
  • Place liners into the wells of 2 12-cup muffin tins. Scoop the batter evenly and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a toothpick before removing. Cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, strawberry
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Ty

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