Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

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Make that sweet tooth smile with these deliciously addicting Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes. A rich chocolate cupcake is frosted with light strawberry buttercream and topped with chopped strawberries!

chocolate strawberry cupcakes on a plate

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Hey guys, it’s Alli here from Tornadough Alli. Just thought I would introduce myself to all you Tastes of Lizzy T readers! I’m a born and raised Minnesota girl who loves to whip up fast fix family favorite meals, delicious desserts and decadent cakes!

Speaking of those delicious desserts…you guy’s have to add these Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes to your menu. I mean seriously, these are utterly and completely delicious. But I’m kind of a sweets addict so I may just be a little biased on this one.

chocolate strawberry cupcakes on a plate

When it comes to desserts, I’m a fan of cakes in all of its forms. Bundt, sheet, layered, cup, heck give me a cake pop and this girl will be happy! This Black Forest Cake? Yup…love it. These Sweet Potato Bourbon Mini Bundt Cakes? Guilty. But there is something about cupcakes that get’s me every time. Maybe it’s that they are handheld and I don’t need to eat them with a fork, or maybe it’s because I don’t feel guilty eating more than one.

There is something about chocolate and strawberries that just go together so well. These Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to different chocolate combinations out there, but chocolate and strawberries have just been an iconic duo since like the beginning of time!

Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe starts with a from scratch chocolate cupcake that stays moist with sour cream and oil. It uses all-purpose flour and makes just a small batch. Only 15 cupcakes! Use water in the recipe as shown, or to intensify the chocolate flavor, use strong black coffee in place of the water. Coffee intensifies the flavor of chocolate. Trust me. It’s good!

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

I used about ½ a cup of fresh strawberries in this frosting recipe. Puree the strawberries to and use ¼ cup of strawberry puree. Beat the butter first until it is almost white in appearance, then add in the powdered sugar. Lastly, beat in the strawberries and vanilla.

This frosting tastes  like a strawberry milkshake!

chocolate strawberry cupcakes on a plate

Don’t they just scream eat me? Well to me they do, but anything that contains chocolate and frosting kinda screams at me to put it in my belly. But in all seriousness, I encourage you to make these delicious handheld treats!

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Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

4.50 from 2 votes
Make that sweet tooth smile with these deliciously addicting Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes. A rich chocolate cupcake is frosted with light strawberry buttercream and topped with chopped strawberries!
Servings 15 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup warm water


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup pureed strawberries (about ½ cup strawberries)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl using a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix together your sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add in your egg, sour cream, oil and vanilla and mix until just blended then stir in your water and whisk until smooth.
  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill about halfway full with batter, bake for about 15-17 minutes until center is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • To make the frosting, in bowl beat your butter until smooth and almost white in appearance.
  • Slowly mix in your powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time until combined.
  • Add in your strawberry puree and vanilla and continue to mix until blended.
  • Add frosting to piping bad fitted with an open star top and pipe a circle on the outside of cooled cupcakes. Or simply use a knife to frost the cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle diced strawberries in the middle and serve.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



Refrigerate any leftovers as frosting with fresh fruit likes to separate.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 15 cupcakes, with 1 serving being 1 frosted cupcake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Serving: 96g | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g
Author Alli
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 365
Keyword chocolate covered, fresh strawberries, strawberry frosting

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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1 year ago

4 stars
My frosting was runny. Not sure why. Maybe too much juice from the strawberries?? I didn’t thicken it. I hurried and frosted the cupcakes and put them in the fridge. It tastes delish tho

kaitlin @
6 years ago

You can’t beat the combination of strawberries and chocolate! I love that you use fresh fruit here, I’ll definitely have to try these 🙂

6 years ago

Think I can make this as a cake?

6 years ago

5 stars
These cupcakes are gorgeous and they sound incredible too! It’s definitely a good excuse to eat chocolate too.