Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

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 These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes make a romantic dessert for Valentine’s Day. A chocolate cupcake made from scratch with strawberry cream cheese frosting and a chocolate covered strawberry on top. 

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day! And Happy 5 year blogging anniversary to me. 5 years ago on Valentine’s Day I published my first post which was these chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes. I thought to celebrate 5 years, I would remake that first post and republish it. 

You can see my original photograph of the cupcakes below. And the paragraph below what I typed to accompany the recipe and pictures. I’m leaving it for sentimental reasons. 🙂

I just want to say a little thank you to all my readers who have supported me through those years. I appreciate all the encouraging comments and feedback I’ve received. 

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you are enjoying the day and the chocolate that comes along with it! 🙂 It was great to be snowed in this year and have my husband around all day. Very romantic for our first Valentines married. Anyway, as one special way to celebrate I made him these awesome Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes. Its starts 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.

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

I thought it would be fun to share 5 of my favorite recipes that I’ve posted the past 5 years. These are the ones I make again and again and I’ve received great feedback from my readers on as well. Here they are: 

  • Monster Cookie Bars – a chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies in bar form. These are super easy and a favorite to give to friends and family. 
  • How to make the best cinnamon rolls – These basic cinnamon rolls have been adapted into so many flavors on my blog. Raspberry is another favorite flavor.
  • Andes Mint Cookies – one of your favorite Christmas cookies. Anyone who loves chocolate mint raves about these cookies. 
  • Rhubarb Bars – A springtime favorite that I make every year. And sometimes year round since you can make them with frozen rhubarb. 
  • Best Cocoa Powder Brownies – I just posted this brownie recipe recently, but I’ve been using it for years and is the base of many fun brownie flavors on my site. 

chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes

*This post was originally published 2/14/14. I’ve updated the pictures and text, but the recipe remains the same. 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Additional Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18


For the cake

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

For the frosting

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • chocolate covered strawberries for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 350. Beat together hot water and cocoa until smooth, allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whip together butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat until very fluffy.
  • Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Add the cooled cocoa mixtures to eggs and beat till smooth. Next add the flour and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Distribute the batter into lined cupcake tins, filling them 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 min. Cool.
  • For frosting: beat together softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add chopped strawberries.
  • Beat in powdered sugar until consistency is right for frosting. Frost cupcakes (I used a lot of frosting, it adds a great strawberry flavor!) and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry. Enjoy!


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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This recipe was adapted from the original found here.

Here are some other recipes that would be great for Valentine’s Day: 

Strawberry Frosted Brownies

brownies with strawberry cream cheese frosting and a fudge drizzle

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes

Nutella Brownies for Two

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