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Heavenly Neapolitan Cream Cupcakes Recipe

  • Author: maria
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian



Indulge in the delightful flavors of Heavenly Neapolitan Cream Cupcakes. These cupcakes feature three luscious layers of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, topped with a creamy frosting. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or a sweet treat anytime. Each bite offers a blend of classic Neapolitan ice cream flavors in a convenient cupcake form.


  • For the Cupcakes:
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup strawberry puree (or 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, blended)
  • For the Frosting:
    • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Divide the batter into three equal parts.
  • To one part, mix in cocoa powder. To the second part, mix in strawberry puree. Leave the third part plain.
  • Spoon a layer of chocolate batter into each cupcake liner, followed by vanilla batter, and top with strawberry batter.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Frost the cooled cupcakes.


  • For a more intense strawberry flavor, add a drop of strawberry extract to the strawberry batter.
  • Use food coloring if you want more vibrant layers.


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 100mg

Keywords: Neapolitan cupcakes, tri-flavor cupcakes, chocolate vanilla strawberry cupcakes, party desserts