Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Do You Prefer Paper or Foil Cupcake Liners?

Surprise!  It’s a Virtual Baby Shower for Melissa of A Teaspoon of Happiness!

Strawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting | Inspiration KitchenCan you think of anything more appropriate for a baby shower than strawberry cupcakes?

What I loved about these cupcakes is, they poofed up in the middle and one happy cupcake in particular had a natural heart in it!

I think this little cupcake was sending Melissa and her baby some love, don’t you?

Strawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting | Inspiration KitchenI’m going to cut to the chase and tell you right now…. The good thing about these cupcakes is the cream cheese frosting.  Don’t get me wrong – the cupcake is good too – but it is a box mix.  What really makes these shine though is the rich, creamy, decadent cream cheese frosting.

It’s simple to make, easy to work with and holds it’s shape beautifully.

BTW, if you haven’t visited A Teaspoon Of Happiness before, hop on over and see her colorful and bright photos and fun recipes.

Virtual Baby Shower for Melissa Belanger

Several other bloggers and I got together to show Melissa some love.  I hope you will visit them too!

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze (Vegan) from 40 Aprons
Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze (Vegan) from 40 Aprons
Strawberry White Chocolate Macarons from Culinary Couture
Strawberry White Chocolate Macarons by Culinary Couture
Grapefruit Mint Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic) from Tattooed Martha
Tattooed Martha - Grapefruit Mint Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic) (1) Chocolate Raspberry Pop Tarts (Vegan) from Yup, It’s Vegan
Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts with Raspberry Glaze (Vegan) from Yup, It's Vegan
Hot Milk Cake with Lemon Curd and Italian Meringue Buttercream from Vanilla and Bean
Hot Milk Cake with Lemon Curd and Italian Meringue Buttercream Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan) from Jessica in the Kitchen
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jessica in the KitchenStrawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting from Inspiration KitchenStrawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting | Inspiration KitchenHere are a few of my fun favorites of Melissa’s Recipes from A Teaspoon Of Happiness.

So, in honor of Melissa’s Virtual Baby Shower, I wanted to bring something equally fun to the party!

Don’t you love how a few of these cupcake liners together look like precious flower petals?

Strawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting | Inspiration KitchenWith that said, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had mixed success with cupcake liners.  I adore the cute designs of paper liners and the fact that they come in so many different shapes and colors.  And, of course, I fell in love with these flower ones.

But, the last time I used them in the Applesauce Muffins, they stuck like mad and 1/2 the muffin was left in the liner when I tried to take it off!  I’m not above eating a paper liner mind you, if it means I get to eat the cupcake!  🙂

So, with this batch, I got smarter and used 1/2 paper lines and 1/2 foil liners, so I wouldn’t have a recipe disaster post.  🙂  Yet, this time, neither the paper nor the foil stuck.  Go figure. 🙂

Strawberry Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting Collage | Inspiration KitchenI hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes and the Virtual Baby Shower as much as I have.  Let’s all have cupcakes to celebrate!


Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These Strawberry Cupcakes are topped with a rich, sweet Cream Cheese Frosting that's seriously addictive.
Recipe type: Desserts
  • 1 box Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup oil
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin pans with baking cups.
  1. Add Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake mix into a large bowl.
  2. Blend cake mix with eggs, water and oil and mix at low speed until moistened.
  3. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake liners, filling to ½ full.
  5. Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees F for 18-23 minutes. Cupcakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
  6. Cool 5-10 minutes in pan, then remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a small bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla, then slowly mix in the confectioners' sugar. Spread over cooled cupcakes. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from All Recipes @ Cream Cheese Frosting II.


  1. says

    These are so,so pretty! I love the photo with the paper unwrapped and all spread out like a pretty flower! I am a paper cupcake liner myself. I find that foil bakes my cupcakes differently and I have difficulty timing them just right. But I’m sure these pretty things would be great in either one.
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  2. says

    Oh Krisit, these cupcakes are gorgeous!! I love that they are strawberry – so perfect for a baby girl shower 🙂 They sound amazing with that dreamy cream cheese frosting ! Those cupcake liners are so so pretty too! Such a sweet shower – everything looks amazing – congratulations to Melissa 🙂

  3. says

    Your strawberry cupcakes look so pretty! They are perfect for a baby shower.
    I usually go with paper liners (especially if I might be warming muffins back up in the microwave) but I used both. Your applesauce muffins were so moist and delicate that they stuck to the paper – I’m thinking that’s not such a bad thing! : )
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    • says

      Thank you Monica! And, I never thought about it, but you’re right – I couldn’t put the metal (or tin or whatever they are) in the microwave! 🙂

    • says

      Thanks Manali! Those are super cute cupcake liners of yours! I love the polka dots! These were fun to make – and I can just imagine them in your liners!

    • says

      Hahaha! Thanks for the compliment Josefine! I never thought of myself as good at frosting cupcakes, but the cream cheese is so easy to work with. I’ve never used silicone. I need to try that!

  4. says

    Mmmm cream cheese frosting! My favorite – I have such a soft spot for it! Love these adorable cupcakes – and that last photo with the flower liner all pulled out – so pretty!! I have mixed results too with paper liners – some work great, others not so much. And then I’m left scraping out all the cake with a spoon because leaving any would be a shame 🙂
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    • says

      Hahahaha! I so get you Ashley – the spoon idea is a great idea. I never know which recipes paper liners will work in, and which they won’t. But it’s such a shame to have a recipe fail because of it! That’s why I’ve started doing 1/2 and 1/2! =Only 1/2 the disaster, just in case! 🙂

  5. says

    Kristi! These are some beautiful cupcakes!! Baby B and I are so grateful to be part of such a great blogging community! You’re so sweet to make these cupcakes for us 🙂 I really struggle with liner cups too, but I’ve actually never tried foil ones. Do they really stick less? Lately, I’ve been baking in plain white cupcake liners and then adding the pretty ones after since even the “grease-proof” ones still seem to lose their color for me!

    PS. I LOVE cream cheese frosting more than anything in the world!!

    • says

      Thanks Melissa! I’m so glad you like them – it was really fun to participate in this Virtual Baby Shower for you and your baby. The foil liners have never stuck on me – but they aren’t as pretty. Maybe I’ll do what you do, and use the pretty ones after they are baked!

  6. Elizabeth @ says

    These are so darling–what a perfect treat for a birthday party! You are so sweet to celebrate your friend this way. 🙂
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