Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes & KitchenAid Giveaway

Vanilla cupcakes are stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries to create Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delectable dessert made with vanilla cupcakes stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh berries!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes combine everything that I love about strawberry cheesecake and cupcakes. They are made with fresh strawberries, creamy cheesecake filling, light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes, strawberry buttercream and graham cracker crust. As a strawberry lover, I love that these cupcakes are packed with fresh strawberry flavor. They are perfect for birthdays, dinner parties, bridal showers, baby showers and more. Best of all, they are pink!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delectable dessert made with vanilla cupcakes stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh berries!

To make these cupcakes, I used my Raspberry Ice KitchenAid Artisan Design Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer and Pink Polka Dot Ceramic Bowl. The bowl is one of the best investments you can make for your mixer. I love that I have a second bowl and the pink polka dots are fun too! Don’t miss your chance to win the stand mixer and bowl! Scroll down to enter.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, KitchenAid will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen to help support the fight again breast cancer, up to $10,000, for every person who shares an original cupcake recipe on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #10000Cupcakes and #Donate. That’s right, all you have to do is share your favorite cupcake recipe on social media to help support the fight against breast cancer. Learn how to participate at cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/10000cupcakes.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delectable dessert made with vanilla cupcakes stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh berries! Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delectable dessert made with vanilla cupcakes stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh berries!

Don’t forget to share your favorite original cupcake recipe on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #10000Cupcakes and #Donate to support the fight against breast cancer. Go ahead, bake a batch of these pink cupcakes and help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Yields about 24 standard size cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
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    For the graham cracker crust:
  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 whole egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, cold
  • For the cheesecake filling:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • For the strawberry buttercream frosting:
  • ¾ cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted*
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the strawberry topping:
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs


  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  2. To make the graham cracker crust, In a small mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter; mix well with a fork. Drop about 1 tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture in the bottom of each cupcake liner and press down to line the bottom. (Note: I use the bottom of a dry measuring cup.) Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, and maintain the oven temperature.
  3. To make the cupcakes, in a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a glass measuring cup, whisk the milk, eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
  4. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes. Alternate additions of the flour mixture and liquid mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture (3 dry additions, 2 wet), beating after each addition until incorporated. Continue mixing on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Chill a clean stainless mixer bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes. Return bowl to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and then whisk the heavy cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form (This is where a hand mixer comes in handy, or you can transfer the batter to a second bowl, wash the bowl and then whisk the cream in your stand mixer). Fold whipped cream into the cake batter.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among cupcake liners (about 2/3 full) and bake until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs, about 16-18 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on wire racks. Repeat with second muffin pan.
  7. To make the filling, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add the vanilla then gradually add the confectioners’ sugar. Beat until well combined.
  8. To make the strawberry frosting, puree the strawberries in a food processor. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl to remove the seeds. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter and half of the sugar. Beat on low speed until well blended. Add the other half of the sugar and two tablespoons of strawberry puree, mixing until combined. Increase speed to medium and add additional puree, a tablespoon at a time, until desired color and flavor is reached (I used all of the puree). Add vanilla and beat on high for about 30 seconds to lighten the frosting.
  9. To assemble the cupcakes, remove a small amount of the center part of the cupcake using a cupcake corer or pairing knife. Divide the cheesecake filling evenly among the cupcakes, filling the hole in the middle of the cupcake. Pipe frosting around the edge of each cupcake, leaving a well for the strawberry topping. Divide strawberry topping among cupcakes and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy!

Source: Spoonful of Flavor with cake adapted from Sweetapolita.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delectable dessert made with vanilla cupcakes stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry buttercream and fresh berries!

I created this post in partnership with KitchenAid. Thank you for helping support brands that I love!


  1. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Ashely, I am so in love with these Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes. Love how creamy, light and fluffy they are. And strawberry buttercream + graham cracker crust = wow!

  2. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    How beautiful are these cupcakes?? I seriously LOVE all the cheesecake PLUS cupcake action going on! So much to love!

  3. Leah @ Grain Changer

    These cupcakes are so adorable, Ashley! And thanks for sharing the info about KitchenAid’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign this month. How cool! I’ll definitely be whipping up a few batches.

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These cupcakes are stunning and who doesn’t love strawberry cheesecake?

  5. Medeja

    They look just heavenly!

  6. Colleen Boudreau

    I would make peanut butter cookies.

  7. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

    Ashley these cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE anything strawberry shortcake!! Such a beautiful cupcake for such a great cause!!

  8. Julie | Small Green Kitchen

    I am so in love with your pink stand mixer, Ashley! It’s so much fun!

    These strawberry cupcakes look so darn good! Wish I had one for dessert tonight. 🙂

  9. Jess @ Sweetest Menu

    Ashley! I love love LOVE these gorgeous cupcakes! They are perfection! Your piping skills are incredible and I love the filling in the middle. Pinned!!

  10. Ashley

    Strawberry is one of my absolutely favorite flavors for cupcakes and these look stunning Ashley!! And that polka dot bowl!! I love it!

  11. latanya

    I love lemon cupcakes

  12. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    What?! I think these are my favorite cupcakes to date! Love the frosting and strawberries on these little cheesecakes!

  13. Beth @ bethcakes

    These cupcakes are gorgeous! I love all the little elements of them. 🙂 Plus that stand mixer is the cutest thing! Love that color!

  14. Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting

    Oh Ashley I love the pink polka dot bowl! I have the fuchsia pink Kitchen Aid and would love an extra bowl!
    ps. These cupcakes are adorable!!

  15. Izzy @ she likes food

    These are so pretty! I love the light pink color! And the fact that they are filled with cheesecake makes them the best cupcakes ever!

  16. Linda

    I would make soft baked peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

  17. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

    Love these cupcakes, Ashley! And your Raspberry Ice mixer is gorgeous, but oh how badly it would clash with my kitchen (so I’d probably win it if I entered, right?!).

  18. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I have been looking for something to make for my best mate for her birthday. I think she would loooooooooove these.

  19. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    I saw these on FB – and Ashley – they are so gorgeous! You did such a fantastic job decorating these!

  20. Nutmeg Nanny

    These cupcakes are so pretty! I love the classic combo of strawberry and cheesecake…so much yum!

  21. Amanda Paa

    i am in love with this bowl. and seriously, the magenta of that mixer is stunning! would match my blender. i could totally seeing these cupcakes being the hit of a wedding or baby shower. so beautiful ashley.

  22. kushi

    Cupcakes look so gorgeous and delicious dear

  23. Rose

    The cupcakes look amazing will be making them for sure!

  24. Katie C

    I’d make cherry cheesecake for my dad!

  25. Laura J

    Oh I would love to make a nice big batch of chocolate chip cookies!

  26. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry

    That cheesecake middle and the fluffy strawberry frosting is making me wish I had all the ingredients on hand to make these gorgeous cupcakes.

  27. Family Foodie

    I am not sure what is more beautiful – the cupcakes or that mixer. One thing for sure. That mixer would be gorgeous on my counter.

  28. Mirian

    I am thinking about making red velvet cake!

  29. Matt

    I’ve recently tries these lava fudge cupcakes and I think I would bake that for the wife!

  30. Rebecca

    I’ve been craving German chocolate cake lately, so that’s what I’d make first.

  31. Sharon

    I’d make chocolate swirl cheesecake!

  32. amy

    Oh my goodness, these look so delicious! I wish I could eat one right now!

  33. tiffany c (@sweetmatcha)

    Omg, these strawberry cheesecake cupcakes look so delicious! Can’t wait to make them!

  34. Dawn Monroe

    I lost my mom to BC so I would makeher favorite, pineapple upside down cake.

  35. Amanda Sakovitz

    Id make red velvet cupcakes!

  36. theresa krier

    oh my gosh,i will be making these for sure, thanks for such a yummy recipe

  37. Thomas Murphy

    I would make chocolate cupcakes.

  38. Karren Haller

    Your cupcakes looks delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF hope to see you next week!
    Pinned to share!!
    Hope you have a great week!

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  44. Matney

    These were so good. I was wondering if I could substitute strawberry with raspberry ???

    • Ashley

      Hi, Matney! Yes, you can use raspberries. Just puree and slowly add to the frosting until you reach the desired consistency and flavor. Enjoy!

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