Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes

5 from 16 votes
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes are a beautiful fancy frosted cupcake with an extra special surprise that is so wonderful for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or just to say I love you.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
strawberry chocolate cupcakes on a white plate

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes are a beautiful fancy frosted cupcake with an extra special surprise that is so wonderful for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or just to say I love you.

a closeup of strawberry chocolate cupcakes on a white plate

These Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes are so special and when you make them for others, you make them feel special too. This chocolate strawberry cupcake makes a decadent cupcake that produces moist crumbs.


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What We Love About This Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

Just because this cupcake recipe is special, does not mean that it is difficult. It uses a boxed cake mix so it makes this recipe easy and quick for a beautiful end result.

  • 30 Minute Cupcake: The cake and chocolate covered real strawberries take very little time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: It is a wow recipe and the perfect way to please your family.
ingredients needed to make the recipe for strawberry cupcakes

Ingredient Notes for Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcake

  • Cake Mix: White cake Mix of your choosing for this strawberry cupcakes recipes
  • Strawberry Soda: Sugar free soda can be used too
  • Strawberry Extract: If unable to find strawberry then vanilla extract is fine
  • Butter: softened
  • Cocoa Powder : a good quality cocoa powder and powdered sugar. The rich chocolate flavor enhances the frosting.
  • 12 Strawberries: Fresh Strawberries
  •  Chocolate Melting Wafers: Milk chocolate or dark chocolate
6 chocolate cupcakes with strawberry on top on a white platter on a red cloth with more cupcakes in the background

Equipment Needed for Recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes

How to Make Strawberry Cupcakes Recipes

These are the basic steps for making the chocolate strawberry cupcake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

a collage of 4 images showing how to make the batter for the strawberry cupcakes recipe

STEP 1: PREP FOR THESE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside. Then in a large mixing bowl, beat the dry cake mix, eggs, oil, water, strawberry soda and strawberry extract with an electric mixer on low speed for 3 minutes.

STEP 2: BAKE

Second, scoop with a cookie scoop the cupcake batter into the prepared muffin tray and then bake for 15 -17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes. Remove to a cooling wire rack for 1-2 hours before frosting.

a collage of 3 images showing how to make the frosting for the strawberry chocolate cupcakes

STEP 3: FROSTING

Next, in a separate bowl beat together the butter, powdered icing sugar and cocoa for 2-3 minutes until everything is mixed well together. Then, add the milk, flavor extract (and salt if you are using). Beat until the frosting becomes thick and smooth.

STEP 4: PIPE

Place the frosting into a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe the frosting onto a cooled cupcake. Then make the chocolate covered strawberries.

a collage of 3 images showing the steps needed to put the chocolate covered strawberries on the cupcakes

STEP 5: DECORATE

Lastly, melt chocolate by placing wafers into a glass container and placing in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring each time. It is done when you have a smooth melted bowl of chocolate. Hold strawberries at the top and dip them in the melted chocolate. Put dipped strawberries on wax paper to dry, about 1 hour. Finally, cut strawberries in half for topping on the cupcake.

Prep and Storage Tips for these Strawberry Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The cupcakes can be prepared 2 days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. The frosting may also be prepared 2-3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THIS GREAT CUPCAKES RECIPE

Once the cupcakes have been made, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or wrap well with plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly, small replacements can be made to make these cupcakes healthier. Try a gluten free cake mix if necessary or try using a sugar free cake mix for these Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FROZEN STRAWBERRIES OR FREEZE DRIED STRAWBERRIES?

Of course, you can use those to make these chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes, except for the chocolate covered strawberry.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, it is easy to adjust the recipe card below to increase or decrease the amount of cupcakes.

CAN I USE A STRAWBERRY CAKE MIX?

Yes, of course you can use a strawberry cake mix or even a strawberry cake from scratch.

6 chocolate cupcakes with strawberry on top on a white platter on a red cloth with more cupcakes in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Strawberry Extract: This really enhances the cupcakes.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase premade chocolate covered strawberries from the store.
  • Variation tip: Use vanilla soda if you can not find strawberry soda.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free cupcake mix and lower calorie soda can also make great cupcakes.
  • Decorate: A little white chocolate drizzle on top of the cupcakes makes a delicious chocolate topper for these cupcakes.

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strawberry chocolate cupcakes on a white plate

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes

5 from 16 votes
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes are a beautiful fancy frosted cupcake with an extra special surprise that is so wonderful for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or just to say I love you.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • strawberry soda
  • 1 teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Strawberry
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Ingredients:
  • 12 Strawberries
  • 1 cup Chocolate Melting Wafers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the dry cake mix, eggs, oil, water, strawberry soda and strawberry extract with an electric mixer on low speed for 3 minutes.
  • Scoop the cupcake batter into the prepared muffin tray.
  • Bake for 15 -17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack for 1-2 hours before frosting.
  • Beat together the butter, powdered icing sugar and cocoa for 2-3 minutes until everything is mixed well together.
  • Add the milk, flavor extract (and salt if you are using). Beat until the frosting becomes thick and smooth.
  • Adjust the flavor with any extra powdered icing sugar, cocoa powder or cream as needed.
  • Place the frosting into a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe the frosting onto a cooled cupcake.
  • Wash Strawberries and let dry.
  • Line a baking tray with wax paper and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate by placing wafers into a glass container and placing in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time and stirring each time. It is done when you have a smooth melted bowl of chocolate.
  • Hold strawberries at the top and dip them in the melted chocolate.
  • Put dipped strawberries on wax paper to dry, about 1 hour.
  • Cut Strawberries in half for topping on cupcake.

Expert Tips

  • Add Strawberry Extract: This really enhances the cupcakes.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase premade chocolate covered strawberries from the store.
  • Variation tip: Use vanilla soda if you can not find strawberry soda.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free cupcake mix and lower calorie soda can also make great cupcakes.
  • Decorate: A little white chocolate drizzle on top of the cupcakes makes a delicious chocolate topper for these cupcakes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cupcakes”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for this amazing and super easy to make chocolate covered strawberries cupcake recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    Love that these came together so quickly and they are so pretty! I am not much of a baker, and even I couldn’t stuff them up 🙂

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