I’m not sure why, but for some reason Strawberries & Cream always brings me back to my childhood. I’m not sure if it’s the heavy amount of Strawberries & Cream Cream Savers that I ate or what, but the flavor combination always takes me back.
It takes me back to dirt road summers, to skipping rocks on the pond, to the young and independent girl I used to be.
Lately, that girl seems so far away and I wish I could get back to her somehow, to feel like I could hope and dream my way through life like I once thought I could.
I think we all have times where we envy our younger selves. The people we used to be before responsibility took hold and our dreams had limits.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the nostalgia of the past and our ambitions for the future that we forget to enjoy where we are, what we have, and who we’re with.
Our fleeting youth should be what keeps us grounded, to remind us that each day we’re as young as we’ll ever be.
One day we’ll be wishing we could come back to today.
So make it count.
Make your bucket lists and dream your dreams, but start checking things off and living them today.
Alright, enough with the little life lesson. Just indulge in the moment and treat yourself to a damn cupcake, okay?
And how about a Strawberries & Cream Cupcake at that?
They’re light and airy with the slightest hint of white chocolate for added creaminess.
The Strawberries and Cream frosting is sweet and fluffy.
Top all that with a fresh strawberry and we’re talking some serious cupcake business!
These cupcakes definitely sound like something worth indulging over, don’t you think?
So make yourself a batch and eat 1 or 10, because we’re living for today, right? And go after those dreams… because now you have a serious sugar rush and you can accomplish anything.
And if you’re not feeling ambitious today… well then you should still make (or convince someone else to) these awesome Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes, Okay?
Okay… life coaching over… onto the recipe.
- 1 Box White Cake Mix
- 1 – 3.5 oz. package White Chocolate Instant Pudding Powder
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1/3 Vegetable Oil
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1/3 cup Instant Strawberries & Cream Pudding Powder
- 1/2 cup Confectioners’ Sugar
- 12 Strawberries
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Line cupcake pan with liners.
- Combine all cupcake ingredients in a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until combined.
- Add about 2 – 2 1/2 tbsp of batter to each liner filling them about 1/2 – 3/4 of the way.
- Reset oven temp to 350 F. and put cupcakes in for 18 – 20 minutes until fork/toothpick comes clean.
- Remove from oven and let set for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Pipe onto cupcakes and top with halved strawberries!
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Comments & Reviews
These cupcakes were amazing. So light and fluffy. Do you think the frosting would last on these cupcakes for a couple days in the fridge?
Rebecca Hubbell says
Yes, the texture of the frosting might change slightly but should still be good.
Ana Moriarty says
Hi! These look absolutely amazing. I’m attempting to make them tomorrow for my nieces birthday. I did have a question, Jello no longer makes the strawberries & cream instant pudding mix. What would you suggest as an alternative?
Rebecca Hubbell says
Hi Ana, I think that you could use any of the following flavors (vanilla, cheesecake, or white chocolate) and then you could use a strawberry flavor (add about 1 teaspoon) and you could use food coloring if you wanted them to be pink. You can also use my Strawberry frosting recipe made with jello (not pudding): https://www.sugarandsoul.co/easy-strawberry-frosting/
Ana Moriarty says
Thanks! A few questions:
1. Can I add strawberry purée in addition to/ or instead of the jell-o?
2. I’m making this on the day of the party but am making it in the morning and the party is in the evening. Should I refrigerate the frosting and then pipe right before eating or will the frosting sit nice for a few hours?
3. Would buttercream be a better option? I want the frosting to be light and fluffy & not too thick and heavy.
Sorry for all the questions!
This looks amazing and I hope to make these one day! Thanks for the recipe and I love your blog! <3 I'm up for anything sweet and always looking for fun and easy recipes!
Those are gorgeous, just gorgeous, sharing!!
Thank you so much, Tara!
Wow! That looks so tasty and beautiful. I really love making cupcakes and yours are so pretty.
Thank you, Michal! Cupcakes are one of my favorite things to make!
they look yummy!
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? says
Gosh these cupcakes are SO pretty. Love the strawberry frosting!
Thank you, Cindy! They were delicious and the frosting is the best part!
Patty Haxton Anderson says
Rebecca, the post is a wonderful read – you okay as a life coach. You lifted my spirits a bit and the photos of these heavenly cupcakes are amazing.
Haha… thanks, Patty! We all need a little push every now and then… I think I wrote it to myself more than anything but I’m glad you were able to take something away from it.
These look fabulous, Rebecca! You just brought me back to my youth mentioning strawberry and cream cream savers. I forgot about those!
Weren’t those the best, Rene! I’m thinking I’ll need to buy a bag after work!