Who doesn’t like chocolate covered strawberries?
And what is good in fruit form, has to be better in cupcake form. Am I right?
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes? Yes please!
These dense little cupcakes have a lovely hint of strawberry that pairs so well with a generous spread of chocolate frosting! If you are looking for a stronger strawberry flavor and pinker cake, I’d go with this strawberry cake recipe instead. This cake recipe would alternatively lend itself well to a strawberry frosting.
Yield: Makes 12 cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup strawberry puree (made from ~2/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries)
- 1/4 cup whole milk at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 2 large egg whites at room temperature
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare a 12-cup cupcake tin, spray with non-stick cooking spray or fill with cupcake liners
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside
- In a separate bowl, whisk together strawberry puree, milk and vanilla extract and set aside
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a large bowl on high speed until light and creamy
- Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy
- Reduce the speed to medium and add eggs until combined
- Reduce speed to low and slowly add half of flour mixture
- Add strawberry mixture and then remaining flour mixture mixing just until combined, do not overbeat
- Pour cupcake batter into cupcake tin, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way
- Bake in oven for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean
Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
- 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups confectionersâ€™ sugar
- Set cupcakes aside and prepare chocolate frosting
- In a large bowl beat cream cheese with an the whisk attachment on an electric mixer until creamy
- Beat in butter until mixture is light and creamy
- Stir in cocoa, milk and salt
- Stir in 1 cup of sugar and then the other
- Beat mixture on high until well combined and creamy
- Once icing is ready and cupcakes are cool, remove cupcakes from pan and ice each cupcake with desired amount of frosting
Cupcake recipe source: Martha Steward
Icing adapted from Cooking Light
What is your favorite cupcake flavor? I love red velvet with cream cheese icing!
These look so good! Chocolate with chocolate frosting is probably my favorite. Do we see a pattern here!
Oooh this sounds delish the idea is so cute! Your pics are lovely too!
Thank you Lindsey!
Berries and chocolate-I am all for that. Cool idea making chocolate covered strawberry taste in a cupcake. Yum!
with strawberries in season… it’s only fitting to make these strawberry cupcakes. i like how moist and airy the inside looks!
It’s funny because they were actually a little dense but still good.
Fantastic! Such a beautiful summer treat. The only problem is that if I made them I would end up eating them all
story of my life:-)
I have been seeing strawberries in baked good all over lately but I have yet to try baking them myself… These sound so good to me right now. And yeah, who doesn’t like chocolate covered strawberries right!
German Chocolate is amazing – definitely my favorite. Red Velvet is my second favorite!
Such lovely looking cupcakes! I love the idea of combining the strawberry cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting! – goodness that sounds good!
I really like your blog…full of yumminess! :-)
Thank you, Avril!
What a great idea, I loooove chocolate covered strawberries…and cupcakes. Obviously these need to happen :)
Wow these look amazing! I’ve never seen cupcakes chocolate covered either. Def will have to try!
Aah, what a great idea! I have a bunch of strawberries in my fridge that are now simply calling out to be dipped in chocolate…gah.
I think my favorite cupcake is black bottom cheesecake with cream cheese frosting–not for the faint of heart!
I love those cupcakes, also. Although since they don’t have frosting, I like to think they are practically muffins.
…and therefore they are healthy! YES.
Mmm this post is making me crave something sweet, this all looks so amazing!! :)
Oh these are brilliant!! The combination of berries and chocolate is always yummy-good!
Strawberry + Chocolate, the perfect combination.
They look delicious! I think my favorite is chocolate, chocolate! Buzzed you…
Thanks, Ann! I love chocolate and chocolate, too.
My favorite: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Or, anything with chocolate frosting, for that matter. That means this recipe is a winner for me! Very clever, once again.
Chocolate and chocolate is so classic and delicious! I need to find myself a great chocolate cupcake recipe.
Such a playful idea for cupcakes & I love that chocolate coating :)
This idea is INSPIRED! I’m making these for my next backyard party. Might use a dark chocolate frosting instead of the cream cheese. Yum!
Dark chocolate frosting would definitely be delicious!
Chocolate and strawberry! The perfect combo! Well, unless you consider raspberry… or maybe Grand Marnier… or… nope, chocolate and strawberry it is!
My daughter would go nuts for these. We are having a birthday party for her in a few weeks, these just might do the trick!
I love the way you think, Kim:-)
What a fun idea! These sound so delicious :-)
I cannot wait to try this cake. It sounds delicious and I want to stick my finger in that icing now. Yummy!
You should have seen me with the “extra” icing:-)
this online dating dude that I’ve been chatting on the phone with HATES fruit in desserts. Including chocolate covered strawberries. It might be a deal-breaker because I love them so. Then again, it might be the opposite of a deal-breaker because…more for me! These look awesome!
(I’m so with you on the red velvets).
Yes, more for you definitely works. Matt doesn’t like peanut butter… so I don’t have to worry about anyone eating my billion jars except me:-)
I love just plain whipped cream topping on a dark chocolate cupcake…..yum :)
Yum, I like whipped cream on anything!
how fun! what a good idea :)
Oooh what a great idea! And I love that you have BOTH the cupcakes and the strawberries here. Such pretty presentation :)
These cupcakes look so good! I actually like that it’s not “pink” like normal strawberry cake/cupcakes!
My favorite cupcake flavor changes depending on my mood, but you can’t go wrong with a plain yellow cake with chocolate frosting =)
That is my husband’s favorite!
I am obsessed with funfetti cupcakes (it’s the little kid in me!) but these look fantastic as well :)
My sister always adored funfetti. They are the cutest ones:-)
I used to think I couldn’t do any better than a chocolate covered strawberry, but then I saw these. YUM!
As for favorite flavor? I don’t know that I could ever pick – I love too many!! Red velvet is up there but chocolate peanut butter is as well. And strawberry! And a good old vanilla. Haha – told you I couldn’t pick :)
I know what you mean, I don’t discriminate much when it comes to desserts.
Yummmmm. Strawberries. Chocolate. Love.
What a great recipe! And your pictures look delicious! Thanks for sharing.
These are such sweet little cupcakes! With the perfect amount of frosting to match the strawberry flavor, I bet.
sounds amazing! your pics are gorgeous too!!
Thank you so much, Rachel!
These look so tasty! I could eat a few right now! :)
Super tempted to stop what I’m doing now and bake these! And I love red velvet cupcakes too.
I’ve decided that chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes delicious on just about everything. True fact.
I completely agree! I used it on the last batch of cupcakes I made also:-)
Perfect combo! These look so tasty :) Bzzz
This looks delicious ! And the chocolate strawberries are so beautiful ! Check out : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/ I just posted a 5 things of the week :)
Nice cupcakes! I love the last photo ;)
Thanks! That is my favorite one too:-)
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them :)
These look great! I already printed the recipe. Thank you!
The cupcakes looks great.
Yum, I’d eat that frosting with a spoon!
These are so cute!
What a fun idea! I suppose if you could find some really cute and tiny little strawberries, you could dip those and display them on top too! Yummy!
I had a similar thought! Next time I must do that!
Mmmmm…I love chocolate covered strawberries! Now I can make it in a muffin form?! Yes please!! :D
I love chocolate covered strawberries, and I can only imagine how good these cupcakes are!!
Oh wow, it’s something I love made into a form I love!
Yummy! These look moist, fluffy, and delicious!
Well you definitely got everyones favorite flavor combo down! Your cupcakes look so yummy!