Kid Pleasing Strawberry Cupcakes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

These Pillsbury Bake Off winning cupcakes use just a few ingredients and are very delicious. The kids especially like them.

Top Review by wahmommy

My daughter made these for a Cupcake War type challenge at her elementary school carnival. She did not win 1st, but she came in 3rd. They were fantastic and stayed moist unlike some of the other cupcakes entered. The only thing that didn't really work is that I bought strawberry fruit spread for the filling which turned brown after she baked it-so I would recommend using a jam that will keep it's color after baking. She also made buttercream frosting to top them, and instead of coloring the frosting she used crushed freeze dried strawberries mixed in to it.. they worked and it tasted great.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) packagepillsbury moist supreme strawberry cake mix
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup strawberry preserves


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream and eggs.
  4. Stir with a spoon until well blended.
  5. Reserve 1 1/2 cups batter.
  6. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/2 full with remaining batter.
  7. Using spoon, make slight indentation in center of each cup; fill with heaping 1/2 teaspoonful of the preserves.
  8. Spoon remaining 1 1/2 cups batter evenly over each filled cup; covering preserves.
  9. (Muffin cups should be 3/4 full).
  10. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in center.
  11. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Store in refrigerator.

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