Strawberry Cake Mix Cupcakes

These Strawberry Cupcakes use a cake mix base with the addition of real fruit for an extra punch of flavor!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cake mix, cake mix hack, cupcake, strawberry, strawberry cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 390 kcal


  • 1 (15.25 oz ) box white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 oz package strawberry Jell-O
  • 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed in a blender. 1/4 cup reserved for the frosting.
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 oz cream cheese, soft
  • 1/4 cup butter, soft
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.

  2. Place the first 7 ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. Blend on medium speed until smooth. 

  3.  Divide into you prepared cups filling 3/4 full.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooled.

  5. Frosting: Cream together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. Add the 1/4 cup pureed strawberries and mix until combined. Stir in the heavy cream a little at a time and whip until a thick consistency is formed.