Photo: Charles Schiller
12 Servings

Top strawberry-filled cupcakes with a sweet orange juice glaze and top with a fresh strawberry for brighr and cheery springtime dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make cupcakes: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 2

Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and egg white until well combined. With mixer on low, beat in half of flour mixture. Beat in 6 Tbsp. orange juice, then add remaining flour mixture and beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gently fold in chopped strawberries.

Step 3

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each until almost full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.

Step 4

Make glaze: In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. orange juice until smooth. If glaze is too thick, stir in additional juice, making sure to add only 1 tsp. at a time, until you reach desired consistency. Glaze should be loose enough to spread easily on cupcakes, but not so thin that it drips.

Step 5

Remove cupcakes from pan and top evenly with glaze. Let cool completely on rack, about 1 hour. Garnish each cupcake with a strawberry half, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

July 07, 2017
Delightful cake!!! It is very yummy, Thanks for providing so simple recipe that everybody can understand and can get savor of a delicious cake. On Last birthday i got such superb!!! cake from the site :

mmellmmell's Review

May 18, 2012
I made these for a baby shower. When I took them out of the oven, they smelled really buttery so I was worried they weren't going to be sweet enough. Luckily, they were delicious, though dense. I would consider these to be more of a muffin than a cupcake. Next time I'll try sifting the dry ingredients to make them fluffier.

brendafaye's Review

August 10, 2012
I agree with the other reviews that said they were more like muffins than cupcakes. Also, the glaze tasted way too much like powdered sugar and nothing like orange.

cookieamity's Review

June 18, 2011
These turned out really awesome! I made these for a summer baby shower and they were a big hit, yum!

charoulli's Review

June 13, 2011
These were amazing! I made 4 batches in 2 days!!! They kept disappearing!!! The first 2 batches I followed the recipe. Then I added more strawberries and orange juice to the batter and they were even better! I was asked to make them again, so I will :)

CRHawkeye's Review

April 21, 2012
These are tasty cupcakes with a bright flavor thanks to the strawberries. Additional orange juice or orange zest would probably make these even better. The cupcakes are not sweet, but they are delicious paired with the glaze.

Sammiehigg's Review

October 12, 2012

love2cook44's Review

January 15, 2011
I made this for my daughter's 7th birthday party. I made 2 batches. The first I followed the recipe exactly. The second, I sifted the flour and other dry ingredients together. The second batch was much fluffier and less dense than the first. These will definitely be added my collection.

aprilmayjune's Review

September 03, 2009
These are really great and easy to make. They taste like strawberry short cakes, but with a little zing from the orange juice. I severed them with more cut up strawberries on top. I think next time though, I'll add more strawberries to the cake mix. All around good! :)

ktbibou95's Review

July 09, 2014
I made two batches of these lovely, easy, and sweet Cupcakes Today. I actually used a Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and I Pureed the Fresh Strawberries. Everything Blended together beautifully and Baked up so nice and fluffy. I also made the Glaze and I found it was very sweet and it had the right balance of Orange Juice to Confectioners Sugar. Letting it sit, in the bowl, helps the flavors to Blend and Balance.