Chocolate Cupcakes with a Strawberry Mousse Frosting Recipe

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Carmen Burke Modified: March 23, 2022
Chocolate Cupcakes with a Strawberry Mousse Frosting Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes with a Strawberry Mousse Frosting

Rich, fudgy, and dense chocolate cupcakes are balanced out by a light and airy strawberry mousse frosting to create a perfectly tasty treat.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 17 minutes
Total: 27 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • 15¼ozBetty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix,(1 package)
  • 3⅘ozchocolate fudge pudding mix,(1 package)
  • 3large eggs,at room temperature
  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • ½cupvanilla Greek yogurt
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupbuttermilk

For Frosting:

  • 2cupsstrawberries,stems removed
  • ½cupstrawberry pudding,dry
  • 2cupscool whip
  • powdered sugar and strawberries,optional to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the pudding and cake mix.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream, yogurt, and vanilla.

  4. Mix wet and dry until combined (do not over-stir or beat in too much air).

  5. Fill up the liners ¾ of the way full and bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove and let cool.


  1. Remove the strawberry stems. Place the strawberries in a food processor and pulse until completely liquid. Stir in the strawberry pudding and then lightly fold in the Cool Whip.

  2. Using a star tip pipe the strawberry filling onto the completely cooled chocolate cupcakes.

  3. Optionally, garnish with a piece of a strawberry and a sprinkle of powdered sugar


  • Calories: 177.13kcal
  • Fat: 10.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.01g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 13.05g
  • Protein: 2.94g
  • Cholesterol: 29.50mg
  • Sodium: 232.49mg
  • Calcium: 57.06mg
  • Potassium: 119.53mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.43mg
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