Chocolate and Strawberry Cup Cakes

Giowanna Muhammad


Whenever a close co-workers birthday is coming up I bake for them. This time my co-worker expressed she really loves strawberry short cake. This is my twist on it with chocolate frosting the frosting recipe is thanks to master baker Gia. Enjoy.
Thanks for the frosting recipe Chef Gia.


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makes 24 cup cakes
10 Min
15 Min


  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 4 medium
  • 1/2 c
  • 16 oz jar(s)
    strawberry preserve
  • 1 stick
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • dash(es)
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Chocolate and Strawberry Cup Cakes


  1. Preheat oven to 345 degrees.
    In a large bowl add the cake mix, pudding, eggs, soda and oil. The batter will be thick.
  2. Line muffin tins with cup cake liners. Spoon a tablespoon of batter into the bottom of each liner. Add one tablespoon of strawberry preserve on top of the batter, then top with another tablespoon of batter.
  3. Let the cup cakes bake until they are golden brown and when a toothpick is inserted it comes out clean. Cool the cup cakes completely before frosting.
    To make the frosting:
    In a large bowl mix the half the sugar and the butter until it's creamed. Add the cocoa powder, mix then add the milk. Mix then add the remaining of the sugar, mix and add the vanilla. Keep mixing until you receive the right thickness tasting along the way, add more milk for the frosting to be silky and continue to mix. Frost the cup cakes when the frosting is complete.

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About Chocolate and Strawberry Cup Cakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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