Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes

Light as clouds angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with a delicious vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting! Finish them off with a fresh strawberry for the perfect celebratory treat!

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes | Angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!

Hi friends! Danae from Recipe Runner back again to share more delicious treats with you! I know that swimsuit season is coming and some of you might be more anxious for ultra healthy recipes, but today’s recipe is not one of those, sorry. I have a good excuse though. Yesterday was my birthday and birthday’s are all about the dessert, at least if you’re me. Along with a big bowl of my favorite thing ever, ice cream, I also celebrated with these Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes!

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes | Angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!

Ever since I was a kid my most requested birthday dessert was angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries. I’m pretty sure half of the pictures taken of me on my birthday growing up included this cake and me stuffing a bite three times the size of my head into my mouth. I can’t help it though I love everything about this dessert! On this most glorious 31st birthday (I’m seriously feeling old) I decided to revert back to my childhood and pretend that I wasn’t another year older and make a variation of my favorite cake.

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes | Angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!

Instead of a whole cake, which I definitely don’t need sitting around my house, I decided to make angel food cupcakes. I’m not going to lie, my first attempt at them was a total disaster. I live in the high altitude of Colorado and had my first experience of how badly altitude can mess up your baking. My light and fluffy cupcakes turned to shrunken hockey pucks, I almost cried. I spent the next hour reading about how to hopefully fix the problem and gave them another try. The next batch was much more successful! I discovered you need more flour, less sugar, and my egg whites needed to be less stiff after whipping them. If you live at a normal altitude, meaning less than 3,000 ft. you shouldn’t have the issues I had.

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes | Angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!

Anyways, once my baking problems were solved and the light as air angel food cupcakes were cooled I scooped out a little bit of the center with a paring knife and filled it with strawberry jam. A cupcake of course isn’t a cupcake without some frosting so I topped them with a vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting and a sliced fresh strawberry on top. The frosting isn’t stiff like buttercream and you probably won’t be able to pipe it on, but what it lacks in structure it makes up for in flavor, WOW! I was eating it with a spoon, but hey, it was my birthday dessert so calories don’t count! Join me in a belated celebration of my birthday and make these delicious cupcakes!

Yields 12 cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes

40 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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    Angel Food Cupcakes
  • 2/3 cup cake flour (reduce flour to 1/2 cup if you don’t live at altitude)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (add 1/4 cup of sugar if you don’t live at altitude)
  • 3/4 cup egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 12 strawberries for topping the cupcakes
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream-Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream, cold
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Angel Food Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (330 if you are at altitude).
  2. In a small bowl sift together the cake flour, half of the sugar, and the salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites and cream of tartar on speed until they become frothy.
  4. Once the egg whites are frothy, turn the speed up to medium high and slowly add in the remaining sugar.
  5. Continue to beat the egg white until medium peaks form (careful not to let them become stiff).
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer and gently fold in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  7. Sift the flour mixture over the egg whites in several batches and gently fold it into the egg whites with a rubber spatula.
  8. Divide the batter evenly into paper lined muffin cups, filling them almost to the top.
  9. Place them on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cupcake from the pan and cool them completely on a wire rack.
  11. Once the cupcakes are cool, use a paring knife to cut out a small portion of the center of the cupcake.
  12. Fill the holes of the cupcakes with about ½ a teaspoon of the strawberry jam.
  13. Vanilla Whipped Cream-Cream Cheese Frosting
  14. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment whip the cold whipping cream on low speed until frothy, about 1 minute.
  15. Increase the speed to high and continue to whip until soft peaks form.
  16. Scoop the prepared whipped cream into a bowl and set aside.
  17. Add the room temperature cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the stand mixer bowl.
  18. Whip the cream cheese mixture starting on low speed and increasing to high until everything is combined and smooth, about 3 minutes.
  19. Add the whipped cream back into the bowl with the cream cheese mixture and whip together on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  20. Top the angel food cupcakes with the frosting immediately or cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  21. Finish off each cupcake with a fresh strawberry.

Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes | Angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!

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  1. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Holy gorgeousness! These cupcakes are absolutely stunning! They look so perfectly light and fluffy inside and I’m totally swooning over that berry filling!

  2. Brittany

    That looks great! I love the texture of angel food cake

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  4. Heather - Butter & Burlap

    So adorable and they look delicious! I can totally imagine these at a summer time cookout. Or maybe 4th of July! I’m such a planner haha. Great recipe!

    • Ashley

      4th of July sounds perfect!

  5. Jen

    These cupcakes are lovely! Angle food cake is one of my favorites!

  6. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look so fluffy and that strawberry center seriously looks to die for 🙂

  7. Ashley

    Happy birthday Danae!! I’m turning 31 later this summer …. I know the feeling! And these cupcakes are gorgeous!

  8. Zainab

    Oh these are so pretty and look heavenly!! Perfect light and fluffy cupcakes!!

  9. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    What perfect pretty cupcakes! I’ve never made angel cake cupcakes before but aren’t they gorgeous! So light and fluffy!

  10. J @ A Hot Southern Mess

    Angel food cake is one of my favorites. I always asked for it for my birthday cakes every year. I have never had strawberry filled angel food cake, but I know that I would LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Medeja

    These cupcakes looks stunningly beautiful!

  12. Kelly

    Happy birthday Danae! These cupcakes are gorgeous! Love how light and fluffy they are and the strawberry filling is perfect!

  13. Joanne

    These cupcakes make me so happy! The fluff! The berries! The frosting! Gaahhhh all so good.

  14. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Danae and Ashley, I absolutely LOVE angel food cake!!!! these cupcakes are so beautiful!!!! love and pinned!!!

  15. RACHEL

    This looks absolutely amazing, and seems easy to make too! Yum.

  16. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    Danae these look amazing!! I love angel food cake but I am so scared to make it. Don’t you have to set it upside down or something crazy like that? I don’t know why but that scares me. 🙂 These cupcakes are perfect and the jam…yum!! PS Hope you had nice bday and it was warm for you in CO.

  17. Jennifer

    I love your food blog! Please check out mine and let’s connect?

  18. Ryan MacDonnell

    Yes, please! I’m not usually a big sweets person, but these sound delightful. A new spin on a classic!

  19. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    These look like little bites of heaven! I hear you on the altitude baking, I live in Calgary and I can’t seem to bake most cakes without them sinking…so frustrating. Gorgeous photos!

  20. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    These cupcakes are so pretty! I love how you found another way to stuff strawberry goodness into these cupcakes!

  21. Evija

    Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party. This looks liek heaven – pinned & tweeted!! thank you for sharing. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

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  23. Jerusha (@TheDisneyChef)

    I love how beautiful this is, and how it’s a new twist on an old classic. Thank you for the great idea!

  24. Zan

    Ooh these look so bright and tasty! I love desserts with strawberries and I am sure this is delish! Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters #homematters Linky party. We hope you join us again!

  25. Katherines Corner

    you had me at strawberry!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Tuesday xo

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  27. Tiffany | A Touch of Grace

    Stop it! These look so stinking good. And those strawberries look perfect! I love everything strawberry. Pinning!
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

  28. Chicory App

    Those cupcakes look absolutely drool-worthy! Great job !
    We love your blog, hope to have you as our official recipe partner !

  29. Allison

    Excited to feature you on A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!

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  34. Mandee Thomas

    Wow! These look positively delectable!! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂

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  37. Jane Couric

    Already pinned this, thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe with the world.

  38. Sophia Noll

    I was so excited to try out this recipe. It looked so yummy and decadent! However, I was severely disappointed. Though the cupcakes tasted good, the recipe was horrible. The instructions are so vague, I had to read them over and over to work out what I needed to do. My biggest complaint? This recipe barely makes 6 cupcakes let alone 12. How in the world do you think less than a cup of flour will yield 12 desserts? There were so many errors in the recipe. Edit it and I’ll try it again. Next time, I’ll find a better recipe with well-written instructions and accuracy. 2 stars from me.

    • Ashley

      I’m really sorry to hear these cupcakes didn’t work out for you. I know how frustrating it can be to spend time and money on something only to be disappointed. The recipe yields 12 cupcakes cooked in a standard muffin tin. The cupcakes are similar to an angel food cake consistency so the amount of flour is correct given the ratio of sugar and eggs. Thanks for your feedback!

  39. Patrice Brown

    There are so many things wrong with this recipe, I don’t know where to start. First of all, any good baker knows that cream cheese doesn’t whip. I spent 20+ minutes trying to whip the frosting into stiff peaks with no luck at all. Secondly, there wasn’t enough batter to fill all 12 cake liners. I could only fill 8. Check the accuracy of your recipe. Third, when I finally gave up on the frosting and just drizzled the runny mixture over the cupcakes, I bit into a solid rock. The cake was so dense and failed to raise at all. There were countless other errors as well. Don’t waste your time on this junk.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Patrice! Thanks for your feedback. I noticed you also commented above as Sophia but I’m sorry to hear these cupcakes didn’t work out for you. Many recipes call for cream cheese. It doesn’t whip in the same way heavy cream does, but the idea is to softened the cream cheese to combine with the other ingredients.

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