Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are delicious and light as air. Topped with strawberries, glaze and whipped cream, these cupcakes are the perfect treat!

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are white cakes that are light as air and topped with strawberries, glaze and whipped cream.

Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner! It’s a very special holiday to me. It’s not just a romantic holiday I celebrate with my hubby, but we celebrate it with the kiddos too, so they feel extra special. Each year I have an ‘I Love You‘ dinner for my kids. I decorate our dinner table with flowers and balloons and let them pick what I make to eat that night. They absolutely love it. 🙂 

For dessert I decided I’m going to make these Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. They are so delicious and light as air. I use a white cake mix but add a couple extra special touches. Then top off each cupcake with strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries and of course whipped cream. They are divine!

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are white cakes that are light as air and topped with strawberries, glaze and whipped cream.

Whenever I create a new recipe I’m always of thinking of ways to make it even better. (If that’s possible with these. lol) For all you chocolate lovers out there, drizzling some chocolate ganache over these would just make them all the more incredible!


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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24
Author Holly


For Strawberries

  • 1 pound package fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • 1 box (16 ounces) white cake mix + egg whites, oil and water called for on box mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar


  • 1 container strawberry glaze
  • Fresh whipped cream Or Cool Whip


  • Clean strawberries with water. Pat dry with paper towels. Chop strawberries into small pieces and then place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle sugar over strawberries then gently stir. Cover bowl with lid and let strawberries soak in sugar for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place 24 cupcake liners in cupcake pans.
  • Prepare cupcake batter according to package directions. Stir in vanilla extract. Divide batter evenly among liners. Using the 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar, sprinkle a pinch of sugar over the tops of batter in liners before baking. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  • Take each cupcake and pour 1 Tablespoon of strawberry glaze over the top. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of fresh strawberries over the glaze. Top with fresh whipped cream. Repeat for all cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!



Strawberry Cupcakes

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4 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

  1. Hi holly, I see in the ingredients you say egg whites+ oil and water called for on the box, but there is no mention of the egg whites in the body of the recipe. Are you omitting the yolks from the eggs called for on the box?

    1. The egg whites, oil and water are the ingredients called for on the box. So I just state to mix the batter as directed on the package with those ingredients. Hope that makes sense 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for a summer kick off barbecue last weekend and everyone loved them. I was hoping to have extra to enjoy for later but they were all eaten. They are so light and delicious!

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