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Strawberry Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with the Best Chocolate Frosting

These strawberry cupcakes are so easy and taste amazing! The chocolate frosting is out of this world good and putting them together is dangerously delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Lisa


Strawberry Cupcakes

  • 3 eggs
  • cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box of strawberry cupcake mix I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme
  • *See notes for high altitude adjustments

Easy Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


How to make the best strawberry cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl or stand mixer combine eggs, oil, sour cream, and buttermilk.
  • Add in cake mix and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes or until the batter is pretty smooth.
  • Using a ¼ measuring cup scoop the batter into the cup cake liners.
  • Bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool, frost with my easy frosting recipe, enjoy!

The Best Chocolate Frosting Recipe

  • Melt butter in a microwave safe dish.
  • Mix in cocoa powder. Alternate stirring in the powdered sugar and milk in increments. I like to do 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 splash of milk, stir and repeat.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Frost the cupcakes. I used a 1M Tip to get the big swirls!
  • Enjoy!


*If at high altitude mix in ⅛ cup all-purpose flour to the dry cake mix before adding the wet ingredients to it.
This cupcake recipe is inspired by Baking with Blondie and her amazing cake creation and adaptions.