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Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries

Recipe Code: 10008

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Cream Cheese Mousse by Deepti Wadhwani

  • 15 Mins
  • 30 Mins
  • 8 Person(s)


Vanilla Cupcake

  1. 1-1/2 cups All purpose flour
  2. 1-1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  4. 115 grams Butter (softened)
  5. 3/4 cup Sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  7. 2 Eggs
  8. 1/2 cup Milk

Strawberry Sauce

  • 250 grams strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

Cream Cheese Mousse

  • 200 grams Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar/icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 200 ml whipped cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


  • 400 ml whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup icing Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


  • Muffin Mould
  • Mixing Mould
  • Measuring Poon & Cup
  • Kitchen Scale

Recipe Overview

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Cream Cheese Mousse by Deepti Wadhwani

Recipe Detail

Method to Prepare Vanilla Cupcake

  1. Sieve all purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until it’s light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla essence and beat again.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after every addition.
  5. Add a third of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined.
  6. Now pour in 1/4 cup of milk and beat again to incorporate.
  7. Add another third of the dry ingredients followed by the remaining 1/4 cup of milk.
  8. Add the last of the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
  9. Pour batter into lined cupcake pan and bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes or until done.
  10. Cool the cupcakes.

Method to Prepare Strawberry Sauce

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries.
  2. Cut into small chunks and put it in a saucepan along with sugar and water. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Boil 8-10 minutes stirring gently until strawberry begin turn soft and saucy.
  4. Take off the heat cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the lemon juice and stir well.

Method to Prepare Cream Cheese Mousse

  1. Beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and beat till fully incorporated.
  3. Now add the vanilla and lemon zest and beat well.
  4. Fold in whipped cream.

Method to Prepare Frosting

  1. Beat the chilled whipping creaming icing sugar and vanilla in a large clean bowl until it holds soft peaks.
  2. Add the lemon zest and quickly and gently beat it or fold it until fully incorporated.

Method to Assemble

  1. Fresh strawberries sliced to decorate.
  2. Cut out the Center of the cupcakes and fill generously with cream cheese mousse.
  3. Top with a little strawberry sauce and frost with a dollop of whipped cream.
  4. Top with a little more strawberry sauce and some fresh strawberries.
  5. Chill for 1/2 and hour to one to hour before serving.