Strawberries and cream cupcakes – children in the kitchen!

Strawberries and cream cupcakes – children in the kitchen!

By 05/06/2017

We had a week of baking!

My children were on holiday last week and we baked lots of different things: from pizza, to cakes, savoury biscuits and cupcakes. I put the ingredients on the table and I let them get on with it... which meant that the kitchen looked like a bomb! Anyway.... good to see the kids enjoying the art of baking!

They did really well and I was particularly pleased with their strawberry and cream cupcakes. So easy to make and just so delicious at summer time! This year in the UK we have really sweet strawberries as the weather in the last couple of months has been dry and sunny therefore perfect for strawberries.

I have used only 5 tbsp of sugar in this recipe as I like to keep my sugar content in cakes quite low.

This recipe makes about 15 cupcakes.

Have fun making them!


  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 15



In a sauce pan melt the butter over a low heat and let it cool down.

Melting butter over a source of heat

In a bowl mix the eggs with the lemon zest, the vanilla essence then add the butter. Add the sifted flour and enough milk to make a smooth mixture.

sifting flour to make cupcakes

cupcake making - mixing

Spoon the mixture into cupcake paper cases until half full and bake at 180C or 350F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Filling paper cases with cupcake mixture

When they are cooked remove them from the oven and let them cool down. Whip the cream and with a piping bag or with a spoon put some cream on each cupcake.

Wash and slice the strawberries in half and put them on top of the cream on each cupcake.

Cupcakes with strawberry and cream

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12 Responses to Strawberries and cream cupcakes – children in the kitchen!

  1. La cucina di Molly

    Golose e belle queste tortine, mi vien voglia di provarle subito! Bravissima la tua aiutante, che carina! Un bacione!

    • Alida

      E’ appassionata di cucina speriamo che continui!

  2. Alma Vorrei

    I love strawberries and cream. Can’t wait to try. Do they have to be served immediately? Can you refrigerate them? Thanks

    • Alida

      Hi Alma,
      These will last in the fridge for a couple of days and yes they do need to be stored in the fridge because of the fresh cream.

  3. speedy70

    Complimenti ai tuoi piccoli aiutanti, che bravi!!!!

  4. Balvinder

    Baking is a fun way to get kids in the kitchen. Vanilla cupcakes are the best as you can dress them with any fruit on top. Love that yours kids use strawberries.

    • Alida

      I love them with fresh peaches too, just so refreshing at summer time.

  5. elisabetta

    Who can resist these creamy, fruity cupcakes and a pot of tea? Perfect with superb British strawberries right now. Your children really made the best of their school break!

  6. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    The strawberries taste so amazing this year in the UK! Good to see the kids making the most of them…… although judging by the fantastic results, I think Miss GF has competition! xx

  7. Chiara

    che carini i tuoi piccoli aiutanti, è bellissimo cucinare con i propri figli !Molto golosi questi cupcakes !Un bacione

  8. gloria

    I love these look so good !
    and your kids are cute and lovely!

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