As we're heading in to summer I thought that I would share with you the recipe for these strawberry cupcakes. They are perfect as we are just into British strawberry season and they are completely vegan, gluten free and delicious.
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fibre, Iodine and folate. Plus, strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6 and omega 3 fatty acids.
You will notice that I have added apple cider vinegar to the mixture. This will add some lift to the baking and make the consistency of the finished bake fluffy.
To make 12 cupcakes you will need:
1 3/4 cups of all purpose Gluten free Self Raising flour ( you could substitute this for SR flour if you aren't gluten free)
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 cup strawberries, chopped into quarter and crushed (or pureed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar ( ACV)
around 50 ml plant based milk
For the icing ( optional)
6-10 strawberries plus extra for decoration
Set the oven to 180 C. Put cupcake cases in to tin.
Mix the dry ingredients and combine them well. Add the vanilla extract, oil and ACV. Mix well and then add the strawberries. Stir in the milk a little at a time until a good cake consistency has formed (thick batter). If you are not using GF flour you will need to use less milk.
Spoon the mixture equally between the 12 cake cases and cook in the centre of the oven for between 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown.
Whilst the cakes are baking you can make up the icing. Chop the strawberries into tiny pieces and use a fork to squash them into a pulp (or you can puree them). Add 1 tbsp of icing sugar at a time until you have a thickish water icing. There is no need to add any extra water to this as the juice from the strawberries is enough.
Once the cakes are cooled, ice them. Use the extra strawberries to decorate.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe. If you make any of my recipes dont forget to tag me on my instagram account @moosfood or hashtag moosfood
love Moo x