Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes start with a batch of irresistible chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes are topped with fluffy strawberry cream cheese frosting and a chocolate-covered strawberry.

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

This is a cupcake worthy of special occasions, but also perfectly suited to a family dinner or anniversary treat.

7 years ago, on Valentine’s Day, I shared these cupcakes with you as the very first recipe on this website. I’ve since updated the photos, but they’re every bit as popular with my family today as they were years ago.

These awesome cupcakes start with a super moist, fine-crumb chocolate cupcake, then a creamy, smooth strawberry cream cheese frosting, and is topped with a strawberry, chocolate covered of course.

This recipe was very gently adapted from Heather Cristo’s cupcake recipe. We love these cupcakes and they’re a favorite with my whole family.

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the hot water and cocoa in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth, allow to cool.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat until very fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. Add the cooled cocoa mixture to the fluffy butter mixture and beat till smooth. Add the flour and beat for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins, filling them 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 min. Cool completely.

Strawberry Frosting Directions

  1. Combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add chopped strawberries.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating continuously, until consistency is right for frosting. Frost the cooled cupcakes generously and then garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry. 
chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry Desserts

For more terrific strawberry desserts, try these Strawberry Frosted Brownies, this Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake, these Strawberry Cupcakes, or this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars and Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Lasagna both sound delicious too.

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

These awesome Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes start with a super moist, fine-crumb chocolate cupcake, then a creamy, smooth strawberry cream cheese frosting, and is topped with a strawberry, chocolate covered of course.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Additional Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18

Ingredients 

Cupcake Ingredients

  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

Frosting Ingredients

  • ¼ cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • chocolate covered strawberries for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the hot water and cocoa in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth, allow to cool.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat until very fluffy
  • Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.Add the cooled cocoa mixture to the fluffy butter mixture and beat till smooth. Add the flour and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins, filling them 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 min. Cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add chopped strawberries.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating continuously, until the consistency is right for frosting.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes generously and then garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake · Calories: 305kcal · Carbohydrates: 41g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 15g · Saturated Fat: 9g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g · Cholesterol: 61mg · Sodium: 271mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 36g
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{originally published 2/14/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 7/8/21}

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

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