Strawberry-Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

These delicious and decadent strawberry stuffed chocolate cupcakes with strawberry buttercream cupcakes are a quick and simple way to take your dessert to the next level! These are sure to please any crowd!
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Prep Time 25 mins
Bake Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Cupcake liners
  • Muffin pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring cup(s)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula
  • Cooling rack
  • Toothpicks
  • Small spoon
  • Small knife
  • Piping bag optional
  • Piping tip optional


Strawberry Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1 1 lb pkg Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • ½ cup iO strawberry fruit spread
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 drops Red food coloring optional
  • Fresh strawberry slices for optional garnish


  • Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 (12-cup) standard muffin pans with baking cups; spray cups with cooking spray.
  • Prepare cake mix with eggs, oil and water as label directs. Divide batter into prepared cups; bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes 10 minutes in pan on wire rack; transfer cupcakes to wire rack and cool completely.
  • With small knife, cut 1-inch circle (about ¾" deep) from center of each cupcake; reserve cake pieces. With small spoon, gently press down inside circle cutouts of cupcakes; fill each cutout with 1 teaspoon fruit spread and cover with reserved cake piece.
  • Buttercream: In medium bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sugar and butter 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Add fruit spread, vanilla extract and food coloring, if desired; beat 1 minute or until well combined. Increase speed to high; beat 4 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Makes about 3 cups.


Keyword Baking, Entertaining, Family Friendly, Holidays, Kid Friendly, Party Food, Quick Recipes
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