Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings:12 cupcakes


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • 2 tablespoons crushed powdered freeze-dried strawberries
  • 15 strawberries with the tops cut off (For strawberry puree. Recipe below)

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 tub Cheryl's Cookies Buttercream Frosting
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Fresh berries (For topping)


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and cardamom together.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and a separate large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar on high speed for 3 minutes. Scrape the bowl.
  • Add the eggs one at a time. Mix on low until combined. Switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Make strawberry puree: pulse strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Add milk, vanilla, rose water, crushed powdered strawberries, and 3/4 cup strawberry puree and mix until combined.
  • Add one-third of the dry ingredients at a time to the wet and mix gently until just combined.
  • Add mixture to the muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely, about 10 minutes. Make your frosting.

Frosting Directions

  • Pour the buttercream into a large mixing bowl.
  • Sieve the powdered strawberries so you have a smooth powder. Add the powder to the buttercream and whisk until well combined.
  • Add milk as needed to get it to the consistency you desire.
  • Frost the cupcakes and decorate with fresh berries.


Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Preethi Venkatram is a food and product photographer, food stylist, and recipe developer who lives in North Carolina.

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