Cheesecake filled Cream Cheese Strawberry Cupcakes

These delightful cupcakes combine the flavors of strawberry cake, creamy cheesecake filling, and a strawberry cream cheese frosting to create a delicious treat that is perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe offers a unique twist on traditional cupcakes by incorporating a rich and tangy cheesecake filling that adds a decadent touch to each bite. The combination of strawberry flavors throughout the cupcake and frosting creates a harmonious balance that is sure to please your taste buds.


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 2/3 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare cupcake pans by greasing them or lining with paper wrappers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the strawberry cake mix, yogurt, oil, water, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake pans, filling each about 2/3 full. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream together the cream cheese, vanilla-flavored yogurt, and powdered sugar.
  5. Take a small spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and drop it into the center of each cupcake batter. Do not push it down; it will sink into the cupcakes during baking.
  6. Bake the cupcakes for 20-23 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the center will not come out clean due to the cheesecake filling.
  7. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for five minutes, then remove them and let them cool completely.
  8. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting by creaming together the cream cheese, strawberry preserves, and powdered sugar. Add any extra cheesecake filling if desired.
  9. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the strawberry cream cheese frosting and sprinkle some colored sugar on top.
  10. Enjoy these delicious Cheesecake filled Cream Cheese Strawberry Cupcakes!

Storage: Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For an extra burst of strawberry flavor, consider adding diced fresh strawberries to the batter or frosting.
  • You can also top the cupcakes with sliced strawberries for a decorative touch.
  • Make sure not to overmix the batter to keep the cupcakes light and fluffy.
  • Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature before using it for the filling and frosting for easier mixing and smoother consistency.

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