Strawberry Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes

These moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are topped with a vanilla bean frosting and contain the sweetest surprise inside- a strawberry! Recipe by Le Petit Eats.

Strawberry Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes

Strawberry Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
Yield: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 410kcal

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  • 12 cup muffin pan, electric mixer


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 12 small strawberries hulled

For the vanilla bean frosting:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes or until thick and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined. Add vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Scrape down the bowl and reduce mixer speed to medium. Add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating with the buttermilk, mixing to combine each time. Beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Using a paring knife, core out a hole in each cupcake. Press one strawberry, pointed side down, into each of the cupcakes.
  • To make the frosting, cream together butter and vanilla bean in the bowl of an electric stand mixer until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, salt, cream and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Frost cupcakes as desired.


Serving: 1  Cupcake | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21.2g | Saturated Fat: 13.1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 258mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42.9g

2 Comments on “Strawberry Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes

Cali Kenwood
February 6, 2021 at 10:42 pm

I am looking forward to making these because it states they r fluffy, and I’m looking for a light vanilla cake. I would make it easier tho by making 2 thin round cakes. Put whipped cream on top of the first cake when cooled. Then top it with the other half. Then layer the whipped cream all over the outer cake, then top with strawberries and blueberries!! Yum!

CA Strawberries
February 8, 2021 at 9:59 am

Sounds good – enjoy!


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