Strawberry Cupcakes with Mint Goat Cheese Buttercream -- Mint goat cheese frosting? Yes! It goes perfectly on these strawberry cupcakes packed with fresh strawberry filling. The best way to say hello to spring! | wearenotmartha.com
Strawberry Cupcakes with Mint Goat Cheese Buttercream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Cooling Time for Filling
1 hr
Total Time
48 mins
 

Mint goat cheese frosting? Yes! It goes perfectly on these strawberry cupcakes packed with fresh strawberry filling. The best way to say hello to spring!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Filled Cupcakes, Fruit Cupcakes, Goat Cheese Frosting
Servings: 1 dozen cupcakes
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries, plus 6 halved strawberries for topping cupcakes
  • 1 batch strawberry filling (recipe below)
  • 1 batch mint goat cheese buttercream (recipe below)
Strawberry Filling
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Mint Goat Cheese Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped mint
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with papers.

  2. Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, until light and fluffy.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking flour, and salt together.

  4. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar, alternating with the milk. Add the vanilla and mix until just blended, taking care not to over-mix. The batter will be thick.

  5. In another separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, until just blended. Fold in the strawberries, as well.

  6. Fill cupcake papers about 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

  7. After cooling in the tin for a few minutes, move cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Core out center of cupcake with a cupcake corer or knife and fill each cupcake with the cooled strawberry filling. If you want, you can place the cored out portion of the cupcake back on.

  9. Pipe frosting on to cupcakes and top each with half a fresh strawberry.

Strawberry Filling
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

  2. Lower heat to a simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes, until mixture gets thicker and syrupy.

  3. Remove to separate bowl and place in fridge to cool completely.

Mint Goat Cheese Buttercream
  1. Place butter and goat cheese in the bowl of stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

  2. Mix in confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time. Stir in mint.