Strawberry Compote Cupcakes


These cupcakes are super easy to make, and taste wonderful! Fresh strawberry compote and whipped cream cheese frosting highlight this delicious treat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
2 dozen cupcakes



  • 1 ½ cups diced strawberries

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 drop red food coloring, or as desired (Optional)

  • ¼ cup water


  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened


  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a bowl; stir well. Place in a refrigerator until a light syrup forms, about 40 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 cupcake cups or line with paper liners.

  3. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and food coloring in a large bowl. Add strawberry compote and mix well. Pour in water slowly and mix until batter is blended.

  4. Divide batter evenly between the prepared cupcake cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to wire racks to cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes.

  6. Beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold in cream cheese until smooth. Frost completely cooled cupcakes.

Cook's Note:

You can use strawberry extract instead of vanilla, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* 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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