Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries, whipped marshmallow buttercream and delectable chocolate cake.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries!

To celebrate the impending arrival of our little girl, I made these simple chocolate cupcakes with strawberry marshmallow frosting. Homemade marshmallow buttercream frosting is blended with fresh strawberry puree and layered on top of classic chocolate cake to create a cupcake that is packed with fresh flavor.

Foodie in training coming soon!

If she is anything like her mom, our little girl will love strawberries. If she is anything like her dad she will love chocolate. (ok, mom loves chocolate too!) I combined the two flavors to create a cupcake fit for a little girl or anyone that loves cupcakes. Cupcakes are the best way to make an announcement because everyone loves homemade cupcakes. I baked a few dozen every time we wanted to share the news. All foodies in training need pretty little cupcakes to announce their impending arrival.

For our announcement to friends and coworkers, I added the fun little “it’s a girl” fondant cupcake toppers that you can see in the picture above. I purchased the toppers on Etsy and was really happy with the quality and flavor.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries! Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries!

For the cake, I used a trusted simple chocolate cupcake recipe and my popular marshmallow buttercream frosting recipe with the addition of fresh strawberry puree. A simple yet beautiful cupcake is made for sharing with your friends and family. Go ahead, bake a batch and enjoy!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

Yield: 30 cupcakes
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting are a classic recipe that everyone will love! Made with fresh strawberries, whipped marshmallow buttercream and delectable chocolate cake.
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Ingredients 

For the cupcakes:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter,, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 7 ounce jar Marshmallow fluff
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

To make the cupcakes:

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until smooth.
  • Melt the butter with the sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted. Remove from heat, and transfer the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until the mixture is cooled, about 4-5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Blend in the vanilla and then the cocoa mixture until smooth. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three additions alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients and mixing each addition just until incorporated.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners, filling each about ¾-full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. Let cool in the pan about 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the buttercream frosting:

  • Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl to remove the seeds. Add butter to the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the confectioners’ sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add marshmallow fluff and salt; beat for an additional minute. Add strawberry puree, a tablespoon at a time, until desired color and flavor is reached. Beat on high for about 30 seconds to lighten the frosting.
  • Pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Enjoy!

Notes

*Cake is from Martha Stewart, frosting is from Spoonful of Flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g, Calories: 337kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 160mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 550IU, Vitamin C: 2.9mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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27 comments on “Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting”

  1. I made this as a cake in a 9×13 glass dish. I don’t recommend this variant. The cake was very heavy and thick,  brownie like almost. I did like the frosting though and would make it again. 

  2. Hi Ashely !!! I am in Melbourne, Australia and our Woolworths doesn’t have Marshmallow Fluff (I actually had to google what it was) … is there a substitute?

  3. Hi, I have been looking for inspiration for a birthday cake I am to make next week, and came across this recipe! It looks amazing! However, I was looking to do a “naked” cake, and I wanted to check and see if your cake recipe would hold up to this, or if it was a softer, crumblier type cake. If applicable, would you recommend doubling it if I were doing 3-4 layers? Also, your strawberry marshmallow frosting, would it hold it’s structure on this cake? This is my first time making such a cake, and I want it to turn out well. Your recipe sounds so amazing I wanted to see if this was the answer to my search!

    • Hi Katie! I haven’t tried this cupcake recipe as a cake. But, I think it would hold up well as it’s definitely not a crumblier type of cake. So long as the cake isn’t sitting out in the heat, the strawberry marshmallow frosting should hold up just fine. It actually works well as a cake frosting. I would probably double the recipe for a cake larger than 8 inches round. I hope you enjoy! Let us know how it came out.

  4. If I add food coloring to the frosting will it change the flavor?

    • I don’t use food coloring very often as I prefer natural color, but you should be able to use a small amount of gel coloring without changing the flavor. Enjoy!

  5. Made this cupcakes for a friends birthday. I halfed the recipe and got the perfect amount of cupcakes to bring to a party! Followed the tips to make sure my butter/sugar mixture was cooled to room temperature before blending in the eggs and my cupcakes weren’t greasy at all! The strawberry marshmallow frosting was the highlight of the cupcake! Superb flavor and colour! It’s going to be my ‘go-to’ frosting recipe from now on! Can’t wait to think of other flavors to combine with the frosting recipe!

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