strawberry shortcake cupcakes
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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with Balsamic Whipped Cream

A fun personal version of strawberry shortcakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic whipped cream, strawberry shortcake cupcakes, strawberry shortcake recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter unlike most cupcake recipes, the butter should be straight out of the refrigerator, not room temperature
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar or more, your preference
  • 2 cup balsamic vinegar It will look prettier if you use white balsamic vinegar.


  • Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl (don't use your electric mixer, make this recipe by hand to avoid over mixing) combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and the salt.
  • Cut in the butter and mix by hand until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake wrappers.
  • Bake at 425 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, whip heavy whipping cream until it looks like whipped cream.
  • Mix in 1/4 cup sugar and balsamic vinegar until just combined.
  • Slice partially cooled cupcakes in half, making two layers.
  • Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with some whipped cream.
  • Replace the top halves of the cupcakes.
  • Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.7mg