“Be Mine” Strawberry Cupcakes

I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while now, and I’ve finally done it! For these Cupcakes I used Betty Crocker’s Gluen Free white cake mix and baked my cupcakes according to directions. While the cupcakes were in the oven, I made the filling…

Strawberry  Filling*
*modified from {this} recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups diced strawberries {or fruit of choice}
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 TBS tapioca starch {same as tapioca flour; 2 TBS cornstarch would work as well}
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Add 1/2 cup of the water, strawberries, and sugar to pot and heat over medium heat. When the mixture is just beginning to boil, add remaining 1/4 cup water and the tapioca starch. Stir constantly until the mixture is boiling and has thickened. Let cool before piping into cupcakes.

I already had a little $8 kit from Target with 4 icing tips and a bunch of bags. So when it was time to fill my cupcakes, I started with the tip specifically for piping in filling {pictured below.} Sadly it ended up being to narrow for some of the strawberry chunks, so I switched to the the shorter, wider tip. Basically to fill the caupcakes you just push the tip into the top of the cupcake and give the piping bag a good squeeze – be generous! I was surprised how little my cupcakes were actually filled based on what it felt like I was putting in them.

Here’s what they looked like after being filled:

For the frosting I made my standard mix {1 stick butter, 1 tsp vanilla, a splash of milk & powdered sugar} and then added two heaping spoonfulls of the leftover strawberry filling. I had to add more powdered sugar to get it thick enough to pipe – You want it REALLY thick for this particular mix.

A view of the filling…

And some cute little toppers I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance




I think my favorite part of these is the frosting – I had no idea if it would work to just mix in the strawberry filling, but it tastes SO good!

Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to six amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • Wow those look really delicious. I bet the strawberry filling made those cupcakes really moist 🙂 I love that picture of you pulling up the strawberry filling with a spoon. Looks cool 🙂


  • Kasey M.

    Kate I think I have to make these for HB for Valentines's Day, they look so good!

    Kasey M.

  • They were! lol – we took a ton of shots to get that picture – Wes just put the camera on rapid fire while I scooped – I was trying to show how surprisingly sticky/gooey it is!

  • you totally should – they're amazing 🙂

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