Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Strawberry Buttercream

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

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Posted on February 13, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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?

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

      1. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. 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….

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

    1. Hahha, I’m all about sneaking things to the trash! Oddly enough, they never seem to miss those “special” things!!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!! 🙂

  11. Oh, the hoarding. The kid “collections” are taking over my house! These cupcakes are gorgeous Aimee! That strawberry frosting sounds amazing. 🙂

  12. 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!

    1. 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!!

  13. 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.

    1. Pink is superior? Agreed!! The only complaints come from the men in my house, although my hubs does love strawberry treats!!

  14. 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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