Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream

by aimee @ shugarysweets on February 13, 2013

This is a gorgeous Vanilla Bean Cupcake, using my favorite, from scratch, white cake recipe. It’s filled with strawberry preserves and topped with a creamy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: from scratch white cake recipe, with a delicious strawberry topping! #cupcake #strawberry www.shugarysweets.com

So Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

I remember many many years ago actually going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. And drinking wine. And having a rich chocolate dessert. And being given roses.

These days when I think of Valentine’s day my mind immediately goes to pink treats with sprinkles…or kids school parties. And tissue boxes. Oh those darn tissue boxes that hold all the cards from your classmates. I have three daughters (and one son). My daughters LOVE collecting things, and it’s this time of year when the collections start to pile up. And by pile up, I mean take over their rooms. From cute heart shaped eraser tops to tissue boxes with Valentine’s cards…it just gets crazy. And of course, you can’t throw it away. It’s “special.”

So, I will let them have their collections of stickers and ring pop wrappers and constructions paper hearts as long as they don’t complain about all the pink treats I make!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: from scratch white cake recipe, with a delicious strawberry topping! #cupcake #strawberry www.shugarysweets.com

And rest assured, there were NO complaints about these delicious cupcakes! I used my favorite Vanilla cake recipe (from scratch) and then filled them with a little dollop of strawberry preserves. I also used the strawberry preserves in the frosting. These would be a beautiful treat for your family on Valentine’s Day. Or the perfect cupcake for a class party!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: from scratch white cake recipe, with a delicious strawberry topping! #cupcake #strawberry www.shugarysweets.com

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting: from scratch white cake recipe, with a delicious strawberry topping! #cupcake #strawberry www.shugarysweets.com

How about a little roundup now of some of my favorite PINK treats? Maybe one of these will inspire you to bake for your loved ones this week!

Cherry Vanilla Puppy Chow: what kid (and adult) wouldn’t love a little baggie of this in their lunch? I know I sure would!

Cherry Vanilla Puppy Chow

Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts with Strawberry Glaze: how about waking up to these easy, baked donuts? The glaze is pure bliss.

Vanilla Bean Strawberry Glazed Donuts: baked donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes #copycat dunkin donuts #strawberry @shugarysweets

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: these are so easy to make and would be the perfect Valentine’s treat! Sweet and Salty in one delicious bite.

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: delicious, easy bite sized treats #Valentines www.shugarysweets.com

Toffee Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Cheeseball: we WILL be having this as an afterschool snack on Valentine’s Day. Delicious with apple slices too!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Dip for Valentine's Day. Easy to make and deliciously addicting! #chocolatechip #valentinesday www.shugarysweets.com

Don’t forget the Chocolate! I know some of us prefer to enjoy a decadent CHOCOLATE treat on Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Tart: what better way to say ‘I love you” than with a delicious Nutella mousse?

chocolate hazelnut mousse tart

Milky Way Double Fudge Brownies: sometimes there just are no words. These brownies may leave you speechless!

Milky Way Double Fudge Brownies

Tiramisu Trifle: short on time? How about trying this easy, yet impressive Tiramisu Trifle!

tiramisu trifle

Love all these recipes? Find more delicious recipes by following me on Pinterest:

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream

Yield: 24-30 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves (I used store bought)
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves

Instructions

  1. For the cake, whisk together the egg whites, vanilla paste and 1/4 cup of the milk in small bowl until slightly combined. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly in a steady stream add in the egg white mixture. Beat in remaining milk.
  3. Fill cupcake liners half full with batter and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. Using a piping bag with a small star tip, filled with the 1 cup of preserves, squeeze into tops of cupcakes. I pressed the tip into the center of each cupcakes then gave enough pressure until I saw the cupcake bubble a little bit. You can also use a cupcake plunger if you choose.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter for 3 minutes, until pale in color. Add cream, powdered sugar and preserves, beat an additional 3-5 minutes until fluffy. I used Tip 6S for my cupcakes. You can add sprinkles too, if desired. ENJOY.
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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations February 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I totally remember collecting all kinds of things as a school girl. There were painted rocks, stickers, pretty note book papers…
Nowadays I much rather have a pink treat than anything that takes up space and clutters place and mind ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I think I was a collector too. But I collected BETTER stuff, haha!! I too prefer treats :)
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain February 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

How could anyone ever complain about all the pink treats you make?! We all know pink is superior to all the other colors ;) And these look gorgeous Aimee! Man that frosting is picture perfect…Perfect enough for me to pipe directly into my mouth – I mean onto the cupcake.
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Pink is superior? Agreed!! The only complaints come from the men in my house, although my hubs does love strawberry treats!!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes February 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Gorgeous cupcakes! I need to bookmark this recipe because I’m always running out of things to make with leftover egg whites (from making custard-style ice cream). I love the fact that this vanilla cupcake uses 5 egg whites! Hooray!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I have never made custard style ice cream. I bet that’s delicious. I just made lemon curd for the first time and I’m in love!!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Oh, the hoarding. The kid “collections” are taking over my house! These cupcakes are gorgeous Aimee! That strawberry frosting sounds amazing. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I try to keep the collections limited to their bedrooms, but even that drives me crazy!!!!
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Ashley February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Oh my gosh, it’s just too much! All those yummy desserts – or breakfast, lunch & dinner if you are me! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Oh my too! Cupcakes for breakfast with coffee are a delicious way to start the day :)
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Medeja February 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Your cupcakes look cute, festive and really yummy! I can imagine that vanilla cupcakes go really well with strawberries!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Yes, they do!!! A delicious match!
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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Holy YUM! Where do I even start??
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Start with a big bite!!! Thanks for stopping by Sommer!
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Niki Shepherd February 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I’m loving these cupcakes Aimee! How could you possibly go wrong with vanilla and strawberry!?! I’d eat a dozen of these little guys! YUM!!! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

I definitely ate more than my share! Time to go burn a few calories…and start on my next treat!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I remember many many years ago actually going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. And drinking wine. And having a rich chocolate dessert. And being given roses. <– My brain gets cobwebs when I have to scroll that far back in my own memory banks :)

ENjoy your holiday as a mom and have a cupcake for me!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Averie!!!
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Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry February 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm

It looks as if we were on the same track this week. Vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting is ideal for Valentines Day or any day really! I can’t get enough frosting.
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

Ditto. No seriously, ditto. :)
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments February 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

These look magnificent! I’ve done red, as in red velvet cream cheese brownies, so I think I’m ready for pink. Our Valentine’s Days sound similar! I have two boys, and they hoard all their paper valentines, trinkets, etc. They barely look at them, but they’re “special”, just like you said. I have to sneak them to the trash once they’ve forgotten about them. It’s all about the treats for me. Onto pink treats.
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hahha, I’m all about sneaking things to the trash! Oddly enough, they never seem to miss those “special” things!!!
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 14, 2013 at 7:48 am

I love vanilla bean cupcakes and the addition of strawberries is so perfect! What a wonderful and creative cupcake! Wish I had a dozen right now!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

I wish I had more too Jennifer!!! Happy valentine’s Day
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tanya February 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

Ha ha, my kids (two girls and one boy) all collect the junkiest stuff! Right now we have a vast collection of heart pencils! Sort wish we just had a collection of these strawberry cupcakes!!! The cakes looks so tender and moist!

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

Ahhh the collections. It’s crazy right? I think i was just better at organizing my collections. I may have to ask my mom about this….
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katie February 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

Loving all the strawberry inspired valentine’s day recipes. These cupcakes look amazing!
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carrian February 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

you’re such a good mama. i get so tired of all of that stuff piling up. These look yummy ps ;)
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Nancy P. @thebittersideofsweet February 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I laugh because my daughter is the exact same way and I am sure that my two younger ones will be this way too. Now I just have to go throw out all of the leftover Valentino’s from last year! I need to try this looks so good and festive!
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RaeAnna March 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I live in a small little town so I don’t know if I’d be able to find vanilla bean paste and I want to make these Sunday for my brother in law to try and see if they are what they want for his wedding in April. Can I just substitute vanilla extract?

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aimee @ shugarysweets March 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Hi RaeAnna, I order it online from beanilla.com, it’s worth every penny :) You can substitute vanilla extract and vanilla beans though.

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RaeAnna March 31, 2013 at 12:31 am

So I made this tonight as a trial run to see if my brother in law will like them.. they fell in the center really bad and I’m thinking that’s not normal? I did notice that there were small chunks of sugar and butter mixture that didn’t seem to smooth out in the mixture. Think that could be the issue?

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Elizabeth April 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I just made these as a sample batch for my DD baptism. Sooo good. Light and fluffy and a bit if crumbly texture. Thinking I might also make a batch if the raspberry lemonade ones as well and have a bit of variety :)

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Emily August 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I stumbled across your website yesterday while looking for some cupcake recipes for my DD first birthday party next weekend. I made these as a trial run this afternoon and they were absolutely delicious!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets August 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

Awesome! So glad you enjoyed the cupcakes!

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