Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Recipe Tutorial

These Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are so delicious and are easy to make!


Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Strawberry Filled Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Frosting



Boxed white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist White)
3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup melted butter (not margarine)
1 cup of water


One jar of high-end strawberry jelly or preserves (I used Smucker’s Simply Fruit)
2 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix with food processor or mixer until smooth and thoroughly mixed.


10 Tbsp butter, slightly firm but not cold
10 oz cream cheese, cold
2 1 /2 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese together on medium speed. Whip until fluffy, approximately one minute. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar in slowly and mix until smooth, approximately three minutes.



1.  Preheat over to 350°.  Line muffin or cupcake pan with 24 cupcake liner cups.

2.  In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, butter and water. Mix on low for one minute until ingredients are combined and then switch to high for approximately one minute until batter is thick and creamy.

3. Spoon batter into cupcake liners.

4. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.

5. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, cut a round plug out of each cupcake with a cupcake corer. If you don’t have a cupcake corer, you can use a sharp knife or apple corer, but be sure keep the plug round and evenly cut. Set the plugs aside to use later.

6. Pipe or spoon strawberry filling into each cupcake center. Leave a little bit of room at the top.


Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


7. Take the plugs you removed and close each hole. You may want to pull a little piece of cake off the plug to make it fit better.

8. Frost cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing.

* For a gorgeous look, make swirled cupcake frosting – it’s super easy!


Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Hope you enjoy them!  If you love the Strawberry Filled Cupcakes, be sure to try the Heart in the Middle Cupcakes and Cookies & Cream Cupcakes too!

Let me know if you make them – I’d love to see your pics!  :)


Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting



  1. This sounds like it could be a fun Valentine’s project with my niece.  

  2. Did you use the strawberry filling in the piping bag with the cream cheese frosting for the swirl?

  3. OMG! These cupcakes look AWESOME!

  4. These are so cute and sound delicious!

  5. These look amazing! Not sure how good mine will look, still will be quite tasty – yum!

  6. Have I died and gone to Heaven? These look so good…lighty and fluffy and very easy to make. The fewer ingredients the better. :-)

  7. These cupcakes look so yummy! And anything with Cream Cheese is even better. lol I have never made vwhite cupcakes with a filling before. I usually make chocolate cupcakes. I think I am going to try white cupcakes the next time!

  8. natalie nichols says:

    Oh yum. I probably wouldn’t be able to stop if I started eating these.

  9. Looks delicious ! i hope you dont mind if i re-blog this on my site :)

  10. Lindsey Pavlyuchek says:

    I absolutely love to bake! I will definitely try out this recipe one day! Thank you for sharing!

  11. laurie nykaza says:

    I can not wait  to make this for my family for Valentines day! The step by step pictures really help in putting it all together. Everyone just love strawberries so this will be a hit.

  12. Wanda Tracey says:

    They look absolutely delicious.I love the way you made the icing sugar and decorated them.

  13. These look amazing! If I make them a day ahead or if there are any left, do they need to be refrigerated?

  14. these look delicious. yummy good. ( :

  15. Lucy Lopez says:

    Can’t wait to do these for my family. They are going to love them. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is the first strawberry filled cupcake recipe that I’ve encountered. The cream cheese frosting is perfect as well! Proceeding to bake!

  17. How many cupcakes does this make? And what size jar of strawberry jellie did you use?

  18. Christina Strapp says:

    These look really good, thank you for sharing.

  19. I may have to try making these.

  20. i don’t usually like cupcakes, but these look delicious!

  21. Deborah D says:

    I am definitely making these!

  22. Peggy Greco says:

    These are so lovely for any occasion and look scrumptious !

  23. Judy Lipcsak says:

    These look delicious!  I would like to try making them for our church’s woman’s retreat.

  24. Sue Hull says:

    Holy moly and I thought the Oreo cupcakes were awesome and now I have to make these too. I think I just need to follow your blog so I don’t miss any recipes or giveaways.Thank you for sharing all your delish recipes :)

  25. Barbi Vogel says:

    these look amazing, can’t wait to try them…

  26. md kennedy says:

    These are adorable and look sooo yummy. A good combo with the oreo ones for a party cupcake tray. Thanks!

  27. Sandra Brower says:

    This looks so fun and kind of easy. Thanks for the recipe. I checked out the tutorial too.

  28. Jacqueline Silver says:

    This sounds yummy and fattening, good for me! :)

  29. Wow,putting these on my to do list,yumm:)

  30. marissa lee says:

    these cupcakes looks awesome…i think i am going to be trying these with my sister.

  31. Wow these are so cute, and sound amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and how to do this!

  32. These look amazing! My husband just demanded (jokingly), “I want some now!” 😉 Little does he know he’s going to have to wait until at least Wednesday before I get a chance to bake!

  33. Janet W. says:

    What a delicious filling inside! I’d love to try and make this recipe!

  34. Robin Wilson says:

    Strawberries are my favorite fruit. We always buy buckets of them to put up freezer jelly each year. The puree before adding pectin would be wonderful in this I think! Nothing beats fresh strawberry flavor! I am going to take a stab at the swirled frosting too.

  35. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    These look yummy.   I am so jealous of people that can bake and create such delicious looking pieces of edible art.  
    I’ll pay ya to make me some of these cupcakes. 

  36. These look so fancy and delicious. I will have to try and make them and hope they look as good of yours . thanks for the recipe

  37. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I think those would be a big hit at my house.And they are so pretty!

  38. What lovely cupcakes. Thank you for sharing and pinning for later.

  39. This one is a wonderful treat. I was wondering how you stuffed them. Wow so gorgeous too! I love them and wish I had them now!! Thanks again for another fabulous recipe!!

  40. YUM!!! These look delicious!!! 

  41. James Robert says:

    I best pin this and show it to my sister or share the url here. I know she loves making cupcakes and will try this for sure. Thanks!

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