Strawberry Buttermilk Cupcakes

These are my Strawberry Buttermilk Cupcakes.  And they are insanely delicious.
The key is the buttermilk…it makes everything more dense and moist.  I even kept a dozen of these beauties un-frosted and served them as “muffins” the next morning.  Perfection.
Make some.
This recipe makes about two dozen cupcakes.
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For the cupcakes:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup of chopped strawberries
For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
A splash or two of buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of chopped strawberries

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line 2 (12 count) muffin tins with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugar together.  Next, beat in one egg at a time.  Beat in your vanilla.
In a second large bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt together with a spoon.
Slowly beat in a little of the flour mixture into your butter mixture.  Then beat in a little buttermilk.  Repeat two or three times or until everything is incorporated.  Do not over beat your batter.
Stir in your strawberries.
Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way full of batter.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cupcakes rest in pan 10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
To make your frosting, beat your butter with powdered sugar.  Add in a splash of buttermilk.  Add more buttermilk if your frosting is too thick and more powdered sugar if it’s too thin.  Once it reaches the desired consistency, stir in your vanilla and chopped strawberries.
Frost cooled cupcakes.  Keep any leftovers refrigerated.
Part muffin, part cupcake, one hundred percent perfection.

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  • Haley Bishop February 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Yummy! Looks like a perfect snowy day activity for today!

  • Kira February 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    These look amazing. Since it has fruit it's totally a breakfast food right?

  • Narci February 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, wow!! I am making these soon! I love that they could be breakfast, too! Yum!!

  • Allison February 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    These looks so yummy!

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  • Barri Chandler February 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    These look so good! Will definitely be making these soon!

  • Rachel February 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Yum! I'm making these with my kids for Valentine's Day. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren February 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    These look yummy!

  • Lauren February 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    These look great! Yum!

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  • Theresa Dunlap February 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Looks delicious!!

  • Shayla Vokey February 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Yum yum!!

  • Laura February 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Yum yum yum!

  • Barbie Thomas February 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Love your blog!!

  • Carolyn February 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm


  • Brittany S. February 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    These look delicious!! I will definitely be trying these out!

  • Loris Ayoub February 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    omw amazing, I want to try them

  • Elizabeth Long February 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Yummy, these look amazing!

  • Elizabeth Long February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    These look amazing! Will have to try them out.

  • Elizabeth Long February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Yummy, these look amazing!

  • Brad, Amy, Bes and Mae February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I want some wellies in my closet too!

  • Nicole February 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    How festive πŸ™‚

  • mak54321 February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    These look DELICIOUS! Perfect for Valentine's Day. Also wanted to say Thank You for doing the Hunter giveaway with Sheaffer on PTMT!

  • Sarah February 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I really enjoy your menus and recipes! Have recently started using them to build out my weekly menus at home – huge hit with the husband, and perfect recipes for this working mama!

  • Tracy February 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm


  • kristine February 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Christy February 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    What a great giveaway! You girls are the best!

  • mommy2gray February 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I would devour these! Yum! I also woule love to win wellies!

  • Jaimie Sprenkle February 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    These look delicious! I might have to make them for vday! πŸ™‚

  • Aunt J-ha February 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Adding these supplies to my grocery list now. Can't wait for dessert!

  • Gina D. February 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Look so yummy, I'll have to try! Visiting from Pinterest told me to πŸ™‚

  • Mary February 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    YUM! I am excited to make these!

  • Ditto That February 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Can't wait to try! Just need buttermilk and I am good to go:)

    Patrice @

  • Jossie February 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    LOVE this recipe!!

  • Jossie February 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    LOVE this recipe

  • rmbmajor February 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I am so excited to see a recipe for strawberry that doesn't require red dye!! My daughter is allergic to red dye, and I always try to find recipes for things like this that don't call for it. She will love helping me make these! Thanks!

  • Sue Blake February 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Those look delicious !

  • tara February 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I will be making these for my daughter's birthday!!

  • sophistifunk February 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    i should not be reading your blog while hungry…these look delicious!

    xo brie

  • Lindsay February 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm


  • ~Lynz~ February 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    These look yummy! I love Strawberry anythng!

  • Stephanie Kallay February 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Super yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Alisha February 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Those look amazing!!

  • Julie Willard February 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    How CUTE are these cupcakes. I am not a chocolate girl, so these strawberry cupcakes are perfect for someone like me!

  • Amy Kirshbaum February 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I love all your desserts!

  • Steph McBre February 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    My name is Stephanie Brenneman and I entered to win myself and my best friend Naomi a pair of Wellies. Today is my birthday and Naomi's is a week from today. Us winning this drawing would make both of our birthdays amazing!!

  • Steph McBre February 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    My name is Stephanie Brenneman and I entered to win myself and my best friend Naomi a pair of Wellies. Today is my birthday and Naomi's is a week from today. Us winning this drawing would make both of our birthdays amazing!!

  • jagard February 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    These look great! I really need to get my bake on for Valentine's Day!!!

  • dsm86 February 4, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Love the red Wellies giveaway and love your blog!

  • perfectlyimperfectsharon February 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    YUM! Love strawberry-ANYTHING! πŸ™‚ Must try this asap.

  • PurseONality February 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Yummy! These look delish!
    Super excited about you and Shaeffer's give away! What a super cute idea for valentines day! My bestie moved half way across the country. This would be a fun way to feel connected with her!

  • Kim G February 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Cupcakes and wellies…yummy!!

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  • hollytrippeventdesign February 5, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Would love to win the Wellies! Thought of you as my family enjoyed Spicy Baked Chicken Tacos tonight…one of our favorites. πŸ™‚

  • Work it Mommy February 5, 2014 at 1:50 am

    How sweet are you and Sheaffer for doing the Hunter's giveaway?! Thanks a bunch!

  • Tricia C. February 5, 2014 at 2:25 am

    I've made a ton of you recipes, and we love them all πŸ™‚

  • Emily Harrison February 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    My Mom made these this weekend and both her and my Dad said they are the best cupcakes they have ever had. Love this recipe!

  • Laura February 13, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I made these for Valentine's Day one day ahead of time and they were a HUGE hit! My almost 2-year-old ate them up. When I asked him if he liked them, all he said was, "more?". My husband loved them too. Serving them for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for making Valentine's day so YUMMY and sweet.

  • CampDallas February 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I love to bake, but usually stick to my staples – homemade cookies, brownies, etc. Your blog (and this recipe) inspired me to attempt my first made-from-scratch cupcakes (embarrassing, but true!). We *may* have just eaten them for a valentine's day breakfast (frosted, even!), and my little lovebugs agree…they are delicious! πŸ™‚

  • Angel March 2, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Just made these with my kiddos and they turned out great! My daughter said they were the best cupcakes she's ever had!
    Thank you for the delicious recipe πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Page May 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Wow, what a pretty cupcake. I am going to print out this recipe and make it a family gathering.

  • Amanda Rooney June 23, 2015 at 12:55 am

    What would I need to alter in order to make these as a bndt cake?

  • Maureen Chen January 23, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    This looks yummy, too! How do you frost your cupcakes?

  • Shannon Molenburg July 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I made these today for my husband’s (his name is Shay!!) birthday and they were a hit!! They were delicious and I received so many compliments!!