Berry-Topped White Cupcakes Recipe
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Berry-Topped White Cupcakes Recipe

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Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them the perfect treat for a patriotic-themed party on Memorial Day or Fourth of July. —Judy Kenninger, Brownsburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • ICING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Assorted berries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 226 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In another bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into batter; fold in remaining whites.
  3. With a spoon, gently fill foil- or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For icing, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Frost cupcakes. Top with berries. Yield: 22 cupcakes.
Originally published as Berry-Topped White Cupcakes in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p27

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SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 150491
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"I also added a little extra vanilla & Milk as it seemed too dense....did take some time but ended up very tasty. Good for scratch cupcakes w some tweaking."

Marilyn179 User ID: 7231316 125605
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"It's such a wonderful recipe I tried it there so good thank you :)"

fmsny User ID: 6869567 77295
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"This is a great recipe for white cupcakes, I gave it 4 stars simply because although I do like this recipe far over others that I have tried, I really felt that it needed a pinch more vanilla and some extra milk and butter or else they really came out a little too dense without it."

SandyLacBeau User ID: 6281687 96888
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"It's a bit time consuming compared to other recipes but everyone said it was delicious so it is definitely worth it."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 95591
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"These were yummy cupcakes. The recipe took a bit more time to prepare but the cupcake was very light and fluffy. The end result was really pretty too. I ended up making these cupcakes for a school cupcake contest and they turned out really good. All the students in the class went crazy over them. We ended up with one leftover cupcake and lots of compliments! They were very yummy! The best made from scratch white cupcake I've ever had!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 95424
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I was disappointed by this recipe. The recipe was complicated and the cake was dense and firm, rather than light and fluffy"

skylarkmn User ID: 4049178 125592
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"This is an amazing recipe. It has officially become my favorite white cake recipe a.k.a. birthday cake special. I made them for the first time last week for my roommates birthday but just covered the cupcake with a simple buttercream frosting. I normally don't like just plain white cake, but this was amazing! It was fairly easy to make and had the perfect balance of moisture, fluff, and great simple flavor. I will be making it for another friend's birthday this week. It definitely deserved to place so highly in the contest."

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