Strawberry Cupcakes

Delightfully light and moist strawberry cupcakes with delicious strawberries hidden inside… perfection in every bite! Make a batch today!

Scroll down to the end of this post for our Strawberry Cupcakes recipe…

Hi there, we hope you’ve all had a deliciously sweet week!  Thank you everyone who joined us for last weeks party – we had an amazing 49 recipes linked up!


As always there were so many recipes which caught my eye and I’ve pinned in the hope of making soon. Some of my favourites from last week included:

These oh-so-delicious looking Salted Caramel Brownies from Cooking In The Chaos… does it get any better than this?


Barbie, Bieber and Beyond put a whole heap of my favourite ingredients together and came up with an awesome Tomato, Prosciutto & Asparagus Salad.

Tomato and Prosciutto Salad 3

I love a good granola bar and these ones from The Annoyed Thyroid are no-bake and Thermomix-friendly (they could be easily made without a Thermomix too).


 A bowl of Healthy Fried Rice from Fresh Home Cook sounds like the perfect quick and easy dinner.


Finally, you just know that any cake that has fruit in it is going to taste amazing! I love the look of this Apple and Walnut Cake from My Brown Paper Packages (and Malinda’s photo gave me the giggles – it really does look awesome!).


Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s top five!

This week it’s over to Lauren for a yummy strawberry cupcake recipe.

Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe…

Hi there!  I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with strawberry recipes over the past couple of months.  While they are in season, they are a staple in our house and you can normally find a couple of containers sitting in our fridge.  Both of my boys LOVE them and can easily eat a whole container between them in a single sitting.

Strawberry Cupcakes

A few weeks ago when our Big Boy asked if we could “make cakes” I decided we’d experiment and make strawberry cupcakes for something a little bit different.

Strawberry Cupcakes

There really isn’t a lot to this recipe, we simply added a container of sliced strawberries (250g) to our go to cupcake recipe and instead of icing them, we simply dusted them with icing sugar.  The addition of the sliced strawberries made these cupcakes extra moist, and they were the perfect snack to take with us to the Beach.

Strawberry Cupcakes

To make these cute and delicious cupcakes, you will need:

120g unsalted butter – softened

2/3 cup of caster sugar

1 1/2 cups of self raising flour

1/2 of cup milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

2 eggs

250g of strawberries – sliced

icing sugar to decorate

Let’s put it together!

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Place the butter, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on a low speed for 2 minutes.

Increase your mixer speed to high, and beat for a further 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and pale.

Add the sliced strawberries and gently fold through.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the baking tray before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy cupcakes as they are, or dust with icing sugar.


Strawberry Cupcakes

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Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

Thanks for the mention 🙂 Love to make people smile, and eat cake.

Lucy Mathieson

You always make people smile Malinda!


Thanks for featuring the granola bars – what a lovely surprise! We made another batch this week. The only problem is they taste too good. Everything here looks amazing – just looking at all this fabulous food is making me really hungry. My sweet tooth is in overdrive at the moment so might have to give Lauren’s cupcakes a go. The only problem is so much deliciousness and so little time! xx

Lucy Mathieson

Haha yes that is a problem.. a good problem though! I made your granola bars yesterday and they were incredible. My hubby and I loved them!

Mums Take Five

Yum love strawberry cupcakes. We have lots coming up in our garden now, hope i can grab a couple before the kids do!
Thanks for a great link party, look forward to coming back on the weekend and having a look at some fabulous links x

Lucy Mathieson

We have a teeny tiny strawberry plant too! Not many at the moment but I have my fingers crossed! xx

Shannon @ Oh Creative Day

Yummo! My little one can’t get ENOUGH of blueberries at the moment so I’d love to try this recipe and throw some blueberries in too. Thanks for a delicious recipe xx

Lucy Mathieson

That’s a great idea!