Mini Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

Mini Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

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The jig is up for me. It seems the teachers have put two and two together and are taking advantage of it. No longer do I get the easy job of providing plates or juice boxes for the holiday classroom parties, I am now slated for the task of providing the good stuff.

Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but if this past Christmas was any indication I am betting that I will be asked to provide more than just straws and napkins for the classroom Valentine’s Day parties at school this year. That’s okay, it gives me a good excuse to bust out my grandmother’s strawberry bread recipe.

Mini Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

Making Strawberry Cupcakes with Jam

My granny’s strawberry bread is vividly etched in my memory. She used to make it in loaf pans and there was nothing better than a slice with a big schmear of butter or cream cheese. Makes a heck of a peanut butter sandwich, too. Moist and sweet, strawberry bread is a little girl’s dream…it even tastes pink! These cupcakes don’t use any actual fresh strawberries. Instead they use a jar of preserves or jam ( not jelly). I actually LOVE this method for making fruity cupcakes or breads because the flavor is much more intense. You could substitute any flavor jam with this recipe and end up with a cupcake with tons of flavor.

Can you freeze these strawberry cupcakes?

Yep. If you want to make your life easier then bake, cool completely and freeze these cupcakes in a zip top bag. Then, when you are ready for them, defrost them on the counter for 30 minutes or so, decorate with frosting and go!

Handy Tips for making Strawberry Cupcakes

I’ve made this recipe a little more suitable for little hands by portioning the batter out into mini muffin pans (the best portioner is a 3/4 ounce scoop for mini muffin tins). If you want to get really industrious, feel free to make your own cream cheese frosting, but honestly, I don’t want to work that hard. The slices of strawberry make a great edible heart shaped topping but are completely optional. For transport, I recommend two square aluminum cake pans wrapped tightly in foil. They are just the right size to hold 12 of these muffins securely and small enough for kiddos to take on the bus.

Other Great Strawberry Recipes:

Strawberry Basil Muffins with Whipped Strawberry Butter

No Bake Strawberry Buttermilk Key Lime Pie

Strawberries with Cinnamon Cream

Peach and Strawberry Crisp

Mini Strawberry Jam Cupcakes
5 from 1 vote

Mini Strawberry Cupcakes

Tiny and delicious! These are perfect for a school party!

Course dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 213 kcal
Author jodiemo


  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream with 1/4 t. baking soda dissolved in it
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 – 8oz jar of Strawberry preserves
  • 1 t red food coloring or until you get the right color
  • 1 tub store bought cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt together until light and fluffy. Add eggs in one at a time until incorporated. Add in sour cream. Slowly add in flour until just combined. Stir in jam and food coloring.
  3. Portion batter out into paper lined mini muffin pans ( I like to use a melon baller for this. It’s just about the right portion for mini cupcakes). Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 15- 20 minutes. Let cool completely then decorate with cream cheese icing.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Strawberry Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 25g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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