Easy Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes are a delicious twist on your standard cupcake. It’s a strawberry swirled mini cheesecake that sits on top of a lemon cookie. What’s not to love?

Bird's eye view Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes in a muffin pan.

We are always looking for new ways to add cheesecake to our favorite dessert recipes. That tangy sweetness is just to die for, and we simply can’t get enough! While we could happily eat plain cheesecake by the forkful all day long, we also love to experiment with different flavors to compliment it. Strawberry and lemon are a classic flavor combination, and what we thought was perfect by itself suddenly becomes even more perfect. Whip these up for your next party, and everyone will be begging for the recipe. 

Can I eat Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes warm?

Of course you can, but just like cheesecake, it better served cold. In fact, we would still refrigerate them a little bit before even attempting to bite into them.


We think strawberry jam pairs so well with the lemon sandwich cookies, but you can always experiment and try out different types of jam. If you have a whole bunch of jams already in your fridge, it could be a fun experiment to make cheesecake cupcakes with different flavors.

What kind of sandwich cookie should I use?

In the photos and video we used a lemon Oreo cookie as our cookie base. We found that it gave the best flavor combination. Lemon paired with strawberry is a winner! You may also use vanilla Oreos (or their off-brand generic counterparts) or even regular Oreos.  If you are looking for a cheesecake cupcake recipe that will solve your chocolate craving, you must try these Fudge Swirled Oreo Bottom Cheesecake Cupcakes.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake unwrapped with a bite taken out of it.

Storage Instructions: 

Store your cheesecake cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

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