If you are still looking for a tasty Easter dessert, you are in luck!

These cupcakes now rank up there as one of my favorite desserts. And you know that is sayin’ something since I loooove my desserts.

They are fun, colorful and impressive, too.

After the cupcakes are finished baking and have cooled, you cut a cone-shaped hole down through the middle and stuff with a juicy strawberry.

It was slightly challenging, but totally worth it.

And no cupcakes were hurt in the process.


The original recipe called for a powdered-sugar glaze, but I replaced it with a lime buttercream.

It sounded much more decadent and sweet to me.

Don’t be intimidated! When I first saw a picture of these cupcakes, I was torn. I had a minor breakdown, thinking that there was no way I had the patience to make them. But I wanted to make them sooo badly.

They really weren’t that difficult, so you must give them a try.


Just imagine how excited guests will be to bite into a vanilla cupcake and get this surprise!


Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes

from food network

(I used my vanilla bean cupcake recipe.)

makes 12 cupcakes

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon lime zest

12 fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Stir in lime zest.

Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 mins at 350. Let cool.

Using a sharp knife, cut a cone-shaped hole in the cupcake, leaving about an inch of cake on the bottom. Stuff the strawberry down it, and cover with remaining cake if you can. Frost!


Lime Buttercream

1 stick butter, softened

1 lb powdered sugar

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

lime zest for garnish

Cream butter. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Stir in vanilla. Drizzle in lime juice, add more if needed.

Frost cupcakes and garnish with lime zest.



 You’ll have to take my word on the cupcakes, because Mr. How Sweet didn’t get any.

He is probably checkin’ out this post right now thinking, ‘when in the world did she make these. . .?

Luckily, I just blame things like that on his poor male memory.

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95 Responses to “Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes.”

  1. #
    Cheryl — March 29, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    I love seeing all these spring desserts!


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    raina @ The Garden of Yum — March 29, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    Those look so good. Remind me of strawberry shortcake which I love. And the combo with the lime frosting..wow..yum!


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 29, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    oh I LOVE strawb’s and lime together. Makes me think of a strawb dacquiri :)

    Thanks for the lovely email and chit chat today…you’re the best. If you have any tips for me how to find the right show or any federations or leagues or what not, holla. And i’d like to know more scorpio stuff.


  4. #
    Pure2raw twins — March 29, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    Love the combo of strawberries and lime, we have done raspberries with lime, so have to try this. So pretty.


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    Yum Yucky — March 30, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    stuffed cupcakes? I’ll just stuff them into my mouth. Yes?


    • yumyumzoe xx — September 6th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

      so will i, gonna do it for cupcake makin @ school!! must get practising……x


  6. #
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — March 30, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    YOU ARE SO CLEVER! What a beautiful presentation for any Easter table!


  7. #
    Michelle — March 30, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    That strawberry in the center is genius! I’m adding your site to my blogroll! :)


  8. #
    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health — March 30, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    LOVE the sweet strawberry surprise in the middle! (say that 5 times fast, hahaha). Very strawberry-shortcake-esque, which just so happens to be one of my favorite desserts ;)


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    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 30, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    SO great! Very Springy!


  10. #
    Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com — March 30, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    I love when desserts not only taste incredible but look good to boot! These are adorable!


  11. #
    Diana @ frontyardfoodie — March 31, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    Those are just the most darling things I’ve ever seen! Scrumptiously cute!


  12. #
    Holly — April 1, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    ahhhhhhh I LOVE THE FACT THERE IS A WHOLE STRAWBERRY IN THE MIDDLE! i may just have to make these this weekend!!!


  13. #
    The Curious Baker — April 3, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    What a great idea! I just wish it were strawberry season here! How much longer must I wait! :(


  14. #
    Liesl — April 7, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    Great idea for a cupcake!! Super cute and I bet super tasty!!!


  15. #
    Nicole, RD — April 9, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    These were so good! Made them this morning!


  16. #
    Kelly W. — May 14, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    These were fabulous! What a great idea! I made them for a family Easter get together and they were a huge hit. The kids loved the surprise in the middle and I got a ton of compliments from the adults. I loved the lime icing! Great recipe!


  17. #
    poppyseed — September 16, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    How long can you keep these refrigerated, before the strawberry gets bad? I know they will be devoured fast, but I was thinking bake sale, Anyone out there have an answer?


  18. #
    Lauren — March 1, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    I just found these and am absolutely gaga. Next project, perfect for urging spring along.


  19. #
    hannah baldwin — March 17, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    i hate you


  20. #
    Suzanne — April 12, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    These babies just went in, to the oven! I am drooling in anticipation! LOL


  21. #
    Suzanne — April 12, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Oh, forgot to mention, I did make one small change, added a TOUCH of sugar to the strawberries and letting them sit for a bit. Hoping it won’t make them too sweet but, I just can’t resist adding a little sugar to a nice strawberry! HA If so,maybe next time I’ll just do lime whip cream topping!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!


  22. #
    Takeelah — April 17, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I wonder if you could do this w/ chocolate dipped strawberries…hmmm


  23. #
    Elizabeth — April 19, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    I made these tonight. They are wonderful!


  24. #
    Miranda — May 15, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    I made these from finding them on the food network. They recommended putting cake back on the top and it completely ruined the “look” of the cupcake. I also used the confectioner’s sugar glaze and have to say I was delightfully surprised at how tasty it was. The buttercream does a much better job of hiding the strawberry though. Yum!


  25. #
    Brindi — June 5, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    I just made these and they are so tasty!! A little on the sweet side, but I diffently agree that the buttercream was a wise choice. Plus, I keep giggling at how cute they are haha


  26. #
    ryane spell — August 3, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    hi, i am a teenage baker opening my own cupcake bussniess and this sounds like a great recipe so i will have to try out this recipe and try to come up with other combonations to make Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes. Also the cupcakes look tasty and freash. I hope you go far in baking like i am.

    P.S im only 13 and have a a bussniess and my website will be up soon :)


    • A.K — October 18th, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

      good for you i wish i had the guts to d o something like that when i was your age


  27. #
    Erica — August 14, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Thanks for posting this recipe – my friends and I had a “cupcake wars” competition, and I won “Best overall cupcake” with this recipe. So good, and so unique!


  28. #
    Marsi — September 12, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    The Food Files on FaceBook just posted this link to your site and to these incredible looking cupcakes! They are beautiful and I can just imagine how delicious they taste!! I may need to attempt these.


  29. #
    Brittany — July 12, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I’m making these tonight for my soon to sister-in-law for her 21st b-day tomorrow. She loves unique cupcakes and these look delicious. I’ll let you know how they turn out!


    • Brittany — July 13th, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      I made them – they are amazing!! :)


  30. #
    Diana — April 17, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    These were fantastic! I am a huge chocolate fan and have a heard time deviating from the most chocolately recipe I can find. This was worth it! The only thing I did differently was replace the butter with an equal amount of avocado. I almost never use butter anymore as the difference is almost undetectable and so much healthier. In this recipe it made for a nice green tint in the cupcake, which was perfect! The cake was a little dense, which may have been a result of the avocado, but not a huge issue. Thank you for all of your creative recipes!



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