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These Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes are a delicious blend of rich chocolate cake and sweet strawberry whipped cream frosting! Perfect for Valentine's Day, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, and more!
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Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 328kcal





  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  • Combine all of the cupcake ingredients in a stand mixer and beat until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners ½ - ¾ full, just slightly less than 1/4 cup of batter in each liner. 
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes clean from center.
  • Remove from oven and move cupcakes to cooling racks to finish cooling before frosting.
  • Begin preparing the frosting by adding the freeze-dried strawberries to a food processor and pulse until a fine dust forms.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and pudding mix on medium-high for about 2 minutes. Add in the freeze-dried strawberry powder and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Pipe the strawberry frosting onto chocolate cupcakes and garnish with sprinkles or fresh strawberries, if desired.


  • Instant white chocolate or cheesecake pudding can be used instead of vanilla for a different flavor.
  • The Target variety of freeze-dried strawberries comes in a 1-ounce bag instead of a 1.2, this is plenty, no need to purchase a second bag.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.5mg