Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

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Summer is officially here! And what a delicious way to celebrate these long summer days–with this strawberry cupcake recipe. It encapsulates summer in every bite. From the deliciously crumbly vanilla cupcake to the fresh strawberry-lemon filling to the strawberry buttercream icing–every bite of this cupcake is sure to put a smile on your face!

Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

It’s good to be back. Back here blogging. Back to lazier summer days. I’m ready for it. And so are my boys. Our oldest is away this week at a teen camp and it seems like for now, life is busy with camps and baseball tournaments, but I know things will slow down. Last evening, we didn’t have to be anywhere and it felt glorious. Aren’t summer evenings the BEST?

Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

My youngest son and I did some baking together the other day and these cupcakes were the result. I wanted something fresh and light so we decided on strawberry cupcakes! To make them even more special, we added a strawberry compote to the middle. These were a tasty hit as we shared them at my husband’s softball game that evening.

Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

I think this was the first filled cupcake I’ve ever made. It was super simple; I took a paring knife and cut out a small portion of the middle, filled it with the compote, then placed the cupcake part back on top.

Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

Finn enjoyed the fruits of his labor. 😉

Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing

These are a tasty summertime treat that are easy to make and impressive looking and tasting. Try them today!

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Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing
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From the deliciously crumbly vanilla cupcake to the fresh strawberry-lemon filling to the strawberry buttercream icing--every bite of this cupcake is sure to put a smile on your face!
Servings
18 cupcakes
Servings
18 cupcakes
Vanilla Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Icing
Print Recipe
From the deliciously crumbly vanilla cupcake to the fresh strawberry-lemon filling to the strawberry buttercream icing--every bite of this cupcake is sure to put a smile on your face!
Servings
18 cupcakes
Servings
18 cupcakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In medium-sized bowl, measure out dry ingredients: flour, baking powder & soda, and salt. Sift or whisk together. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl attached to a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream together butter and coconut oil until soft and creamy (about 2 minutes). Add in sugar and beat another 2 minutes. Slowly add in eggs one at a time, and vanilla and milk. Beat for another minute. With mixer on low speed, gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, measure out batter into prepared cupcake liners. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until tops are set and spring back when touched. Let cool completely.
Strawberry Filling
  1. In a medium-sized pan, heat strawberries over medium heat until bubbly. Take a fork and smash strawberries. Add in sugar and lemon juice, stirring occasionally. Let the strawberries cook down for several minutes. In a small bowl, mix together corn starch and water. Pour corn starch mixture over strawberries and continue mixing and cooking until mixture has thickened to desired consistency (add more water if too thick, more starch if too runny). Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once cool, cut out the center part of cupcakes. Fill cupcakes with filling and place remaining cupcake topper on top.
Strawberry Buttercream Icing
  1. In a food processor, chop 1/4 cup strawberries into small pieces. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter. Slowly add in confectioners' sugar and strawberries until smooth and creamy. Pipe icing onto tops of cupcakes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.
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