Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Apparently this week is National Cupcake week – a slightly tenuous reason for a celebration if you ask me, but then again the cake tin was looking all empty and lonely, and any excuse to bake is good ;-).

Earlier in the week I bought some rather delicious late-season local strawberries and really wanted to incorporate some into these cupcakes – to be honest, a little food colouring and/or strawberry essence would have increased the overall ‘strawberries and cream’ effect, but this natural version still gave a berry vibe to a basic iced cupcake

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 12

  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 1/4 cup soya yogurt
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • large pinch of salt

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases

– Mix together the soya yogurt, lemon juice, oat milk and strawberry puree. Whisk in the oil.

– In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Stir in the sugar.

– Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix until thoroughly combined.

– 2/3rds fill the cupcake cases with the mix.

– Bake for 20 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

– Cool on a wire rack.

– Once cool, decorate with fluffy velvety white buttercream, strawberries and chocolate chips.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. calmyourbeans says:

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans and commented:
    These look incredible!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thanks so much for the reblog 🙂

  2. vinicooksveg says:

    These looks so so yummy! Great presentation!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

  3. Somer says:

    Such a perfect little treat, and I thank you for any excuse to view more of your cupcakes!

    1. lucylox says:

      you always say the nicest things 🙂 xxx

  4. Dianty says:

    They look yummy!

  5. Jennifer Bandy, MA says:

    So beautiful!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment 🙂

      1. Jennifer Bandy, MA says:

        you’re welcome, looking forward to making them, thanks!

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