Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

close up photo of three strawberry shortcake cupcakes

5 from 11 reviews

These strawberry shortcake cupcakes are light, fresh and the perfect summer treat! With a light and airy angel food cake base, topped with fresh whipped cream, homemade strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries, these sweet little desserts are sure to please.



For the angel food cupcakes:

For the strawberry sauce:

For the whipped cream topping:


  1. In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup caster sugar and all of the cake flour.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the egg whites, water and cream of tartar. Whip on medium until frothy.
  3. Add the remaining caster sugar (1/4 cup) to the egg whites. Whip on medium-high until soft peaks form. Do not over mix.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and whip on low until just incorporated.
  5. Pour half of the dry ingredients into a fine-mesh sieve and sift over the egg mixture. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the batter.
  6. Repeat with the other half of the dry ingredients.
  7. Spoon the mixture into a lined cupcake pan until the liners are 2/3 of the way full.
  8. Bake at 325F for 16-18 minutes until the tops of the cupcakes are very lightly browned.
  9. To make the strawberry sauce, place your hulled and quartered strawberries into a food processor and puree.
  10. Pour the strawberries through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds and pulp and into a medium saucepan.
  11. Add the sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  12. Cook the strawberries over low-medium heat until the mixture thickens and reduces by about half (about 10 minutes).
  13. In a large bowl, combine the whipping cream and powdered sugar for the topping.
  14. Beat on high until stiff peaks form (about 5-7 minutes).
  15. Add the vanilla extract and beat on low until just combined.
  16. Spoon the whipped cream onto the cooled cupcakes and spread it across the top. Top with cooled strawberry sauce and freshly sliced strawberries.


Angel food cupcake recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Strawberry sauce recipe from Wiked Good Kitchen

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