Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes are delicious bite-sized treats that start with a strawberry cake mix. These mini cupcakes are dipped in a simple strawberry glaze to create a strawberries and cream flavor in an easy strawberry cake mix recipe!
Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes are the perfect tiny treat for any occasion! A couple of years ago, I made these Little Lemon Drops and they instantly became one of my favorite recipes ever! I then created an orange version (which is delicious) and with Valentine’s Day coming up, I just couldn’t resist making a strawberry version. These little cupcakes are such a fun dessert to take to a party – they are easy to make and the recipe makes over 70 little bite-sized treats that are easy to serve!
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One of the first things that you will notice about these mini strawberry cupcakes is the fact that they are upside down! The reason for this is that the glaze can then coat a larger surface area of the cupcakes this way. The bottom is also more porous so the glaze will absorb into the cupcakes more which gives you that strawberries and cream flavor in every single bite. Although these little treats are so small, you can probably eat them in one bite. But still. More glaze = more yumminess!
I have never been a huge fan of frosting traditional cupcakes, probably mostly because I’ve never quite mastered it so the frosting never looks very pretty and it just seems to take forever! With these little cupcake bites, all you have to do is dip each one in the frosting which you can do so quickly! The perfect cupcake frosting solution for all of us non-frosting experts out there!
Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes recipe ingredients
To make glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes, you will need a box of strawberry cake mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and milk. To make the glaze, you will need powdered sugar, a little bit of strawberry extract, butter, milk and water. I love that you only need a few simple ingredients to whip up these delicious strawberry cupcakes!
How to make Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes
To make our Glazed Mini Strawberry Cupcakes, you’ll first preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray. This recipe makes 70-75 mini cupcakes so I ended up baking 3 batches in my mini cupcake pan that holds 24 cupcakes.
Beat the ingredients for the mini strawberry cupcakes in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until blended and smooth.
Fill each muffin hole about 1/2 way full. I used a small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly! Bake each pan for about 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the pan on a wire rack for about 2 minutes and then turn the muffin pan over on a wire rack so that all the muffins are upside down.
Cool completely and once all the batter is cooked, you can make the glaze.
Ingredients for Mini Strawberry Cupcake glaze recipe
To make the simple strawberry glaze for the mini strawberry cupcakes, you will need:
-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
-1/2 tsp strawberry extract
-2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
-1/4 cup milk
-1/4 cup hot water
How to make Mini Strawberry Cupcake Glaze
To make the easy strawberry glaze that you’ll dip each mini cupcake into, you will first want to place wire cooling racks over waxed paper. This will minimize clean up a ton!
Beat the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Dip each mini cupcake into the glaze upside down. The bottom side of cupcakes are softer and actually absorb the glaze so much better. Set the cupcakes on a separate cooling rack, keeping them inverted. So the cupcake bottoms are now the tops!
Let the strawberry cupcakes cool for 10-15 minutes, until the glaze is set. Make sure to eat a few – someone has to have the job of taste tester, right?!
- 1 box strawberry cake mix cake mix
- 1 pkg 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups sour cream or greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp strawberry extract
- 2 Tbs. butter melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Preheat the oven to 325. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray. (I used almost 3 full pans of 24). Beat the ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until blended and smooth.
- Fill each muffin hole about 1/2 full. I used a small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly!
- Bake for about 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool the pan on a wire rack for about 2 minutes and then turn the muffin pan over on a wire rack so that all the muffins are upside down. Cool completely and once all the batter is cooked, you can make the glaze.
- Place the wire racks over waxed paper. Beat the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Dip muffins in glaze to coat the bottoms (which are now the tops!) and the sides and let the excess drip off back into the bowl.
- Place each strawberry bite back on the wire racks until the glaze is set.
Can you freeze Mini Strawberry Cupcakes?
I recommend you freeze the mini cupcakes baked, but not dipped in the glaze. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container or freezer bags for up to 3 months in the freezer. Once you’re ready to serve them, let them thaw on the countertop, then proceed with the instructions for making the glaze and dipping the cupcakes.
Where can you find strawberry extract?
Many grocery stores carry strawberry extract. If your grocery store carries it, it will be near the vanilla and other extracts in the baking aisle. I’ve been able to find it throughout the years at a few different stores, but sometimes it’s hard to find. If it is not at the store, you can order this one online. I have also been able to find strawberry extract at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels in the candy/baking aisle.