single strawberry filled cupcake image showing the ruffle pattern
Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Soft and Moist Vanilla Cupcakes with delicious juicy strawberry filling and a silky, smooth, creamy frosting with a beautiful pattern - these Strawberry Filled Cupcakes are to die for!!!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: sushma iyer
Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 and 3/4 cups All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Warm Milk
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Easy Strawberry filling
  • 125 gms Strawberries Fresh or Frozen
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • Dash of lemon juice
Buttercream Frosting
  • 150 gms Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Strawberry Essence
  • few drops of pink colour
Vanilla Cupcake
  1. Add vinegar to the warm milk and allow it to sit for 5 mins. This is our homemade buttermilk recipe.

  2. Meanwhile sift together your dry ingredients - Flour, Sugar, Salt and Baking soda.

  3. Once sifted add all the wet ingredients one by one. Oil, Essence and homemade Buttermilk. Combine to a cake batter like consistency.

  4. Divide evenly in between the muffin tins that have been pre-lined with cupcake liners. 

  5. Wipe off any drips and then bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for 15-18 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Strawberry Filling
  1. Take everything mentioned - Strawberries, Sugar, Lemon juice and cornflour in a saucepan.

  2. Mix everything and heat on medium flame and combine until the strawberries are softened, sugar is melted and everything comes together and thickens.

  3. Transfer to a container, cling wrap and all it to cool completely.

Buttercream frosting
  1. Click here for the detailed step by step recipe on Buttercream frosting or simply refer the video.

To Assemble
  1. Once the cupcakes are cooled, using a knife just remove the centre portion. Do not cut it deep inside or else it will fall apart into two.

  2. Add the strawberry filling in the centre and put back the cutout centre portion on top of the filling to seal it.

  3. Start piping forwards and backwards with the prepared frosting using Tip No 104 to create a beautiful ruffle pattern. (Use the steps mentioned in the paragraphs above or simply refer the video)

  4. And that is your yummy Strawberry filled cupcakes with a beautiful pattern on top,

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes


  1. Today I have made strawberry filling for cupcakes using frozen strawberries. However, you can also use fresh strawberries to make this recipe.
  2. Instead of vanilla cupcakes, one can also make Strawberry Cupcakes or Chocolate Cupcakes.
  3. The frosting recipe mentioned above just covers 7 cupcakes with ruffle pattern. The recipe can be easily doubled to cover the entire batch of cupcakes.