Light and Airy Strawberry Cupcakes


These strawberry cupcakes will leave you begging for more! Moist, light, and airy, they look great with a white and pink swirl of frosting on top!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 dozen cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 ½ tablespoons strawberry preserves

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 12 large fresh strawberries (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  2. Stir flour, sugar, and baking soda together in a large bowl; make a well in the center. Add water, mayonnaise, strawberry preserves, and vanilla extract to the well and mix until batter is just blended. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups. Press 1 strawberry into each.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Sift dry ingredients before adding wet ingredients to make cupcakes lighter and airier.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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