Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

This creamy and tangy fruit dip recipe is like fondue but made with cream cheese and lemon ingredients that are perfect for your fruit bits and berries.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 2ozunsweetened chocolatchopped
  • 1cupall-purpose flourspooned into measuring and leveled
  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powderspooned into measuring cup and leveled
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • 1largeegg
  • 1largeegg yolk
  • tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupsour cream
  • ½cupboiling water

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • 1cupfreeze dried strawberries
  • 1cupfresh strawberry pureefrom strawberries blended in a food processor
  • ¾cupunsalted butterroom temperature
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspFresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼tspvanilla extract
  • Few drops red food coloringoptional

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

  • 12smallfresh strawberries
  • 4ozsemi-sweet chocolate


Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 20-second intervals, stirring between intervals until melted and smooth, set aside to cool slightly.

  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer mix together sugar and butter until combined.

  4. Mix in egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix in melted chocolate then mix in sour cream.

  5. Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined then add remaining half and mix until combined.

  6. Add about 1/5 of the boiling water at a time, mixing until combined after each addition. Once water has all been blended mix batter on medium-low speed for 1 minute.

  7. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.

  8. Bake in preheated oven until set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 17 to 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container and allow to cool completely before frosting.

  10. Once cool frost with strawberry buttercream frosting and top with a chocolate-covered strawberry. Store in an airtight container in a refrigerator.

Strawberry Frosting

  1. Place freeze dried strawberries in a small resealable bag, seal bag and crush strawberries to a fine powder with a rolling pin. Sift through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl to remove seeds, set aside.

  2. Strain strawberry puree through a fine mesh sieve and measure out ¾ cup, then pour into a small saucepan set over medium-low heat.

  3. Simmer puree, stirring occasionally until reduced by about two thirds to a ¼ cup, about 10 to 14 minutes (measure and if it isn’t quite ¼ cup then return and continue to simmer, if it’s not reduced to correct amount it will make the frosting runny).

  4. Pour reduced puree into a small bowl, then freeze or refrigerate, stirring occasionally until fully cooled.

  5. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until pale and fluffy.

  6. Mix in powdered sugar, reduced strawberry puree, freeze dried strawberry powder, lemon juice, and vanilla and continue to mix until frosting is pale and fluffy. Tint with color if desired.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

  1. Melt chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between intervals, until melted and smooth.

  2. Dip strawberries in chocolate, let excess run off then transfer one to each cupcake.


  • Calories: 455.14kcal
  • Fat: 21.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.07g
  • Fiber: 2.15g
  • Sugar: 55.61g
  • Protein: 3.15g
  • Cholesterol: 76.53mg
  • Sodium: 117.29mg
  • Calcium: 32.21mg
  • Potassium: 150.10mg
  • Iron: 1.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 158.64µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.26mg
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