Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

These Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes feature a soft and fluffy vanilla cupcake topped with a bright strawberry buttercream frosting and are finished with fresh strawberries. The perfect cupcake for any celebration!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipe, strawberry cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , at room temperature*
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk , at room temperature*
  • 1 recipe Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
  • 12 small fresh strawberries or strawberry slices , for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. 

  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-high speed, whip together eggs, sugar and vanilla until mixture is very pale, fluffy and thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. 

  3. Mix in melted butter and vegetable oil. 

  4. Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour, add 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by 1/2 of the milk, blending until well combined after each addition. Pour batter into 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. 

  5. Bake in preheated oven 19 - 22 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. 
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack, then frost with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting and top with a small whole fresh strawberry or fresh strawberry slices.

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe Source: cupcake base — Food and Wine, Strawberry Buttercream Frosting — Cooking Classy
  • To bring the eggs to room temperature quickly, simply submerge in a bowl of warm water for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • To bring milk to room temperature quickly, simply heat in microwave on high power in a microwave-safe dish for 15 - 20 seconds until no longer cold.