Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe in Mini-Muffin Pan

How to Make Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe makes Strawberry Cupcakes in a Mini-Muffin Pan. It yields enough cupcakes for a large group. Get creative with your mix-ins and infuse cupcakes with your favorite jamEnjoy! 

How to make strawberry cupcakes in a mini-muffin pan.
How to make strawberry cupcakes in a mini-muffin pan.

We had to come up with an item to take for a Teacher Appreciation Week pitch-in luncheon at Chick-a-Bitty and Bug's school. I knew I needed to bring in something that would feed over forty teachers and wouldn't require major refrigerator space. I thought if I could make this in my Mini Muffin Pan ( it makes twenty-four muffins at a time) and with one cake mix, I could make a little over forty-eight muffins!

Make Strawberry Cupcakes in a Mini- Muffin Pan to feed the whole gang.


  • 1 strawberry cake mix 

If you can't find strawberry cake mix, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker make a white one- just add about one drop of red food coloring. 

  • Add 1 tsp. of strawberry extract

IMO, Strawberry cake mix is prettier, because it makes a pink cake with red speckles, plus you're putting in the white chips = very pretty! 

You can also as fresh strawberries to the white cake mix for a similar effect.

  • 1 tsp. strawberry extract 
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 (3 oz. box) cheesecake pudding mix
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs 
  • Garnish: whipped topping and fresh strawberries. 
  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees
  • Spray your pan lightly 
  • Whisk eggs and pudding mix together.
  • Add remaining ingredients, blend well.

Strawberry Cupcakes
White cake mix with fresh strawberries.

  • Using a medium or large ice cream scoop, (depends on how big you want your mini cakes) put in pan. 

How to infuse cupcakes and cakes.
Infuse cupcakes with a jam filled icing tube.

  • Bake for 10-12 min. Let cool on cooling rack and remove from pan. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  • Once cupcakes are baked, use a frosting tube filled with jam to infuse. It is easy, just insert and squirt! Now, you are a gourmet baker!
Tip:  If there is extra batter for a third round but not enough to fill all cups, fill empty cups with a bit of water so it will not ruin and over bake the empty cups.

After everything is cool, use whipped topping to decorate top of mini-cakes. Add a sliced strawberry to put on top.

You can also frost with cream cheese frosting and drizzle with chocolate syrup as seen below.

Strawberry infused cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and chocolate drizzle.
Strawberry infused cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and chocolate drizzle.


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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.