Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes will take you right back to your childhood! They’ve got a light & fluffy vanilla cupcake base, a homemade whipped cream frosting, and a bright & beautiful fresh strawberry topping! This fun twist on the classic summertime treat is sure to impress everyone at your next barbecue or party.



Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Strawberry Topping

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the butter and sugar.  Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Next add the eggs one by one, beating after each egg.
  4. Then alternately add the flour and milk into the cupcake batter until all is added.  Beat until combined after each addition.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Next line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and add about ice cream scoop sized spoonfuls of the batter to each cupcake.  You will be able to make 12 cupcakes.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. While the cupcakes are baking combine the chopped strawberries and sugar.  Place in the fridge until needed.
  9. Then make the whipped cream frosting.  Add the heavy whipping cream to a chilled bowl (just place in the freezer 30-60 minutes before needed!).  Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.  This will take a few minutes.
  10. Next add in the powdered sugar.  Beat again until the frosting forms.  Be careful not to over mix.
  11. Once the cupcakes have cooled, add whipped cream frosting to each cupcake and spread with a spoon or use a frosting bag and tip.  Add a spoonful of the strawberries on top.
  12. Enjoy!

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