Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
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Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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Kids love the fruity surprise tucked inside these cupcakes. They really wow at parties, bake sales and snacktime. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package strawberry cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Halved fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 228 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream and eggs. Beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes.
  2. Fill prepared cups half full. Drop 1/2 teaspoon preserves into center of each cupcake; cover with remaining batter.
  3. Bake 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Pipe frosting over cupcakes and top each with a strawberry half. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes in Cupcakes & Mini Treats 2012 2012

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 183911
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"very moist cupcakes, however, once the cupcakes have cooled, the preserves in the middle turned into a big clump. so whenever you bite into it, it's sticky. But the cake portion is very good!"

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