I hope that everyone had a great weekend and a lovely Valentine’s Day. I had fun hanging out with friends. We ate these cupcakes and had a dance party. Since we were hanging out on Valentine’s Day, I decided to bring over valentine-inspired cupcakes. I couldn’t find a great pink-colored, strawberry cupcake recipe that non-vegans would also love, so I decided to make my own! I used strawberries we froze this past summer for the recipe since we didn’t have any fresh ones. If you use fresh strawberries, puree them so you get juice to make the cupcakes pink!
My friends loved these cupcakes, and I hope you will too! They’re moist, fluffy, sweet, and mouthwatering.
Strawberry Love Cupcakes
based on Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes from Chloe’s Vegan Desserts
makes 15 cupcakes
- 1 and ½ cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup nondairy milk
- ½ cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk together all the dry ingredients (flour to salt). In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (milk to vanilla) and pour into the dry ingredients. Put the frozen berries into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, or until the strawberries are unfrozen and juicy. Add the strawberries and their juice in with everything else and whisk until everything is combined. Line cupcake tins, then fill the liners 2/3 of the way full. Pop them in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out dry if you stick it in a cupcake.
Strawberry Glaze (to top the cupcakes)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of strawberry juice (from frozen strawberries)
Melt about a 1/4 cup of frozen strawberries (the “how to” is in the cupcake directions). Add the juice from the strawberries, powdered sugar, and vanilla together in a bowl. Whisk them together, then pour a tablespoon or so over each cupcake! I also topped the cupcakes with chocolate chips. Feel free to top them with chocolate chips, strawberry slices, or whatever else you’d like!