Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing are a sweet Valentine’s Day dessert that is made completely from scratch! Start with a basic, homemade vanilla cupcake and fill it with a strawberry filling. Top with a simple chocolate frosting!
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If you need to make a Valentine’s Day dessert for a school or work party this year, these cupcakes are just the thing! Chocolate is a must for a Valentine’s Day dessert, and adding strawberries makes for the perfect combination.
Putting in a little extra work to make all the elements of this dessert from scratch is 100% worth it for the taste!
This treat starts with a basic vanilla cupcake. It’s honestly not much harder than using a boxed mix! Once they are baked and cooled, you’ll use a cupcake corer or a knife to cut out the center of the cupcakes.
Next comes the fun part. These cupcakes are filled with a 3-ingredient strawberry filing! Fresh strawberries are cooked with sugar and cornstarch to create a jam-like filling for the cupcakes.
The final step is to make an easy, homemade chocolate buttercream. If you like, you can decorate your cupcakes with slices of fresh strawberries or Valentine’s sprinkles.
You’ll love how the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors combine into one delicious cupcake!