Sprinkles’ Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

By on February 13th, 2008 . Filed under: Recipes .

Did anyone catch Sprinkles on Martha Stewart Yesterday? If not, you can watch the video here.

Here is the recipe for Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes,


Makes 1 dozen

  • 2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Sprinkles’ Strawberry Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.
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17 Responses to Sprinkles’ Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

  1. Michelle

    YUM!! This weekend I’ll be making my first batch of cupcakes. If they turn out I may have to try these next :)

  2. B

    I saw it but missed the cupcake recipe portion and had just made some sugar cookies. So I made the frosting for those. It’s the perfect pink frosting I must say so I must go back and make the cupcakes.

  3. Melody

    Thanks so much for the recipe…I can’t wait to try it!

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  6. LauraRiddle

    Hooray! A strawberry cupcake recipe that uses real strawberries. The guys at work will love this on St. Valentine’s Day.

  7. Lisha Collier

    good luck

  8. les

    so i have done 2 batches and my cupcakes keep falling! and they taste okay, but i think they taste just as good as the original strawberry cake recipe using white box cake, strawberry jello and some frozen strawberries…anyone tried these too? Am i doing something wrong? any tricks? any other recipes?

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  10. Jeni

    I was so excited about this recipe…my toddler and I love making cupcakes so decided to try this one. I have had ‘Sprinkles’ cupcakes before and I am sorry to say that these did not taste like the real thing. I followed the recipe explicitly and they turned out fine. They are very moist, but the strawberry taste is so subtle I can barely taste it. I think the strawberry frosting is a must-I tried cream cheese and the flavor is too strong for this cupcake. Oh well, on the hunt for another strawberry cupcake recipe. :)

  11. jenny

    I tried this recipe and it was rubbish the cakes went really hard! boooooooooooo

  12. Brittany23

    I was so excited to make these cupcakes and was extremely disappointed! I followed the directions to a T. They tasted more like muffins than cupcakes..the only good thing was the frosting. Iv had sprinkles cupcakes before and this tasted NOTHING like it. It wasn’t bad but it definitely wasn’t good. I recommend trying a different recipe!

  13. cam roulette

    I read it all. Go with your heart, buddy. Our brains only screw things up. ~Chris Fedak and Allison Adler, Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Ring”

  14. Dorothy

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  15. Kathryn

    I just made these cupcakes for a friend of mine who is expecting. They were the perfect treat. Every last one of them was eaten. If your cupcakes are falling, it could be anything from the temperature of your ingredients to the temperature of your stove to any number of variables. Make sure you are following even the smallest of instructions. I’m sure your next attempt will be okay. I did add more strawberries to the frosting because I agree that it was too subtle. Everyone loves them and they are a beautiful, dense texture that does much resemble a muffin.

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  17. Janice

    I made these cupcakes and for some reason I used cake flour. I think AP flour will make them come out like muffins. Just a thought. The cake has a light strawberry flavor but the icing brings more strawberry flavor. Moist and tasty. If you have had a Sprinkles cupcake you won’t be able to match it 100%. That will put them out of business. It’s close enough for me.

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