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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting

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Chocolate dipped strawberries are a classic treat to share with loved ones.

I’m an admirer of all things dipped in chocolate, but sometimes it’s fun to combine familiar flavors in a novel way! Introducing… Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Everyone in my family loves, loves, LOVES cupcakes.

This blinding adoration comes from my husband. Lt. Dan insists that a cupcake tastes better than a slice of cake. Despite the fact that the cake batter and frosting I use are identical. To him, cupcakes taste better, period.

The kids have followed suit, and now I rarely make a whole layer cake. It’s almost always cupcakes at our house.

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Of all possible cupcake flavor combinations, Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting is one of my very favorites.

The rich dark chocolate is the perfect complement to fresh zingy strawberry frosting. Together they are truly magic in your mouth.

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We took this particular batch of Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting to my little guy’s school this week. They were a huge hit, especially with the teachers!

Heavenly Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting #valentinesday

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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting #valentinesday
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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting. So easy to make and so delicious!
Servings: 24 cupcakes


For the Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes:

For the Strawberry Frosting:


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place cupcake liners in your muffin tins, about 20-24. Sift all dry ingredient together.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Set the mixer to the lowest setting and add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet, until the batter is smooth.
  • Fill the liners half full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the tins and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting: Place the butter, cream cheese and jam in the mixture. Beat until fluffy and well combined. Lower the speed and add the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Beat in 2-3 drops of red food coloring until you reach desired color, I like mine light pink! Scrape the bowl and mix until smooth. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • To frost the cup cakes: either use a spatula to mound the frosting over the tops or use a piping bag. I used a large 1/2-inch tip to make the frosting dome-shaped. Add a slice of fresh strawberry as a garnish!


NOTES: 1) A little bit of instant coffee granules intensify the flavor of the chocolate. You can omit them if you want. 2) Did you know you can make buttermilk? Take 1 cup of regular milk and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar of lemon juice. Stir and allow to it sit and curdle for 5 minutes before using. If I'm doing a lot of baking, I buy a jug of buttermilk. If I only need a little, I use this method!


Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 495IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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6 comments on “Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting”

  1. I have tried this recipe twice. This is the most moist cupcake, so delicious. But, I wasn’t able to frost the first batch because they overflowed and were too flat. This time, I used less batter, and they still did not rise, but stayed flat and created a little lip around the tin. Any suggestions or thoughts about why this would have happened or how I can change things?

    • Hi Gloria,

      Can you describe how you are measuring your flour? We recommend stirring the flour in the bag, scooping and leveling. If that is what you did, my next suggestion is that your oven might run a bit on the hot side. You can get a cheap hanging oven thermometer to check its accuracy.

  2. wow, the strawberry cake looks delicious and very attractive, thank you for sharing

  3. This cake looks appetizing and with a great presentation, great for children’s parties.

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  5. I am trying these today- I've got fresh strawberries in the fridge and bible study at our house tonight!