Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

  • Author: Tara Kuczykowski
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake


Guests at your next gathering will flock to these sweet strawberry shortcake cupcakes: light and fluffy, buttery vanilla cupcakes topped with sweet California strawberries and the best buttercream frosting recipe you’ll ever taste!


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, room temperature

Topping the cupcakes:


For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with 18 paper liners.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating them in thoroughly between each and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the vanilla, and mix well.
  • Reduce the speed to low, and add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the Greek yogurt. Beat until well incorporated.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 18 lined muffin cups, about 1/4 cup in each.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool thoroughly on a wire rack.

Topping the cupcakes:

  • Stir the honey into the diced strawberries and mix well.
  • Prepare one batch of my favorite best buttercream frosting recipe, and spoon it into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop out a hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill the hole with 1-2 teaspoons of the strawberry mixture. Then pipe a large round of the buttercream around the strawberry filling. Top off with more strawberry filling.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.