Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe filled with fresh strawberries and a whipped cream frosting! These easy cupcakes are a delicious twist on a strawberry shortcake recipe.
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Summer = Strawberry season! I love this time of year because fresh berries are everywhere for affordable prices.
My dad’s birthday is in August and I remember always getting him a strawberry shortcake cake for him. We usually bought it from a local grocery store and it was layers of yellow cake with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. (In reality, I bet we only got that for him like twice or something but it’s the birthday cake I remember!) Now, whenever I see strawberry shortcake, I think of my dad.
We’d also buy those packaged strawberry shortcakes all the time and my dad would heap them with cool whip (or canned whipped cream) and fresh strawberries. Come to think of it, my family hated fruit-and-dessert unless it was strawberry shortcake. Maybe that’s why I make so many strawberry shortcake desserts now?
These cupcakes are a mixture of my dad’s two favorite strawberry shortcake desserts: cake and individual shortcakes all in one!