Out Of This World Strawberry Cupcakes

I love cupcakes and these Strawberry Cupcakes are nothing but superb.

Strawberry Cupcakes

What can I say about these amazing strawberry cupcakes? well, the title, OUT OF THIS WORLD……secret ingredient?….. STRAWBERRY EXTRACT :-) as well as using organic strawberries. Not only are organic strawberries better for you, but their flavor is much more intense. Wild berries are one of the staple foods to get organic so if you can find organic strawberries at your grocery market go for them.

I could not believe how moist, light and tasty these Strawberry Cupcakes were. I actually got the recipe from the orange and cranberry cupcakes I made a few weeks back and changed a few things, AMAZING……

I am thinking about using this batter for my son’s birthday party cake coming up in April and frosting it some other way.

I have seen a lot of strawberry cupcake recipes out there but this one I think tops them all. You don’t miss the butter and all of the sugar that are in other cupcake recipes and let’s just say that the fact that these cupcakes have the whole wheat pastry flour, SUPERB…and most importantly, you can’t even tell it is whole wheat.

This is how I trick my friends and some family members. First they have a taste and then I tell :-)

I bet you can even use maple syrup or honey instead of sugar for the batter. Something to think about….Also if you don’t feel like you want to bother with the frosting or want the cupcakes to be even healthier, you can just skip the frosting all together and sprinkle some sugar on top of the Strawberry Cupcakes before baking.

Enjoy!


Strawberry Cupcakes

Here you can appreciate the strawberry pieces. You can leave as is and just sprinkle some sugar on top of each cupcake before baking.

I think this batter can be made as a cake and will do that next time as I have been looking for a strawberry cake for quite some time. I am so glad I made this, super happy :-)

Strawberry Cupcakes

 Here you can see the strawberry chunks. These cupcakes are just out of this world…..

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Out Of This World Strawberry Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unrefined sugar, if frosting 1/3 cup will be sufficient
1 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
1 organic egg
1 1/2 cup diced strawberries, organic are better
1/4 cup olive
1 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons strawberry extract, try not to leave it out it makes a huge difference although you can still use vanilla extract

Frosting

8 tablespoons butter
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
4-5 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped strawberries

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

In a bowl beat, with a wire whisk, mix egg, oil, milk, strawberry extract, and sugar. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in the the strawberries.

Spoon batter into cupcake liners 3/4 of the way. Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden and tester comes out clean. Remove immediately from the pan after baking and let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the frosting, mix all of the ingredients ( I normally use a hand mixer when doing this) and frost cupcakes. Use whichever pattern you like!

Left nutrition facts label calculated based on the recipe giving 18 servings using frosting. 1 cupcake = 1 serving

Right nutrition facts label calculated without using frosting.

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20 comments

  1. Looks amazing. Happy Mother’s Day. Love strawberries, couldn’t agree more on buying organic strawberries. Gorgeous pie colors.

  2. What kind or brand of stevia are you using in this recipe?

  3. Love new look of the website. Its really Great!

  4. Love Strawberries! What a wonderful summery dessert Im sure its delicious as well Miryam! Thanks for sharing this :)

  5. I love your outlook on eating healthy foods…good for you girl!! Gonna make this pie, sounds and looks so good. Thank you!! :)

  6. I think the agar needs to be boiled to dissolve properly. Otherwise is will not jell. That maybe why you are having problems and having to put it in the freezer. It should jell very firmly. It will jell at room temp.

  7. About the agar being boiled: You don’t need to boil it for too long. It just needs to come to a boil and for everything to be completely dissolved. I live in Japan and I learned that from a Japanese cooking show where the teacher mentioned that to get the agar to work correctly, it has to boil. Your strawberry pie is very similar to one that my mother used to make called 1-2-3 strawberry pie. But my mother used gelatin. I can tell you from the look of your pie that must be very delicious!!!

  8. Gelatin creeps me out. I’m happy to see that you didn’t use it. This pie looks so good! I love strawberry everything.

    And they didn’t make you a dessert?! Noo! Bad, bad boys + little girl. ;)

  9. Never tried to use agar powder, I might try instead of gelatin.

  10. Oh my, this looks incredible! I love pies like these. And I completely agree with you, strawberries are an important one to buy organic. I started only buying local strawberries because even though they aren’t organic they very rarely spray and don’t use the awful sprays that big producers use, so that’s an option too, since(at least here) organic strawberries are crazy pricy.

  11. I’m wondering if this would do well in the freezer for a couple of days, and only take it out shortly before serving? I need to make a dessert a few days ahead of time and need something that is freezable, and I can just pull out shortly before freezing.

  12. I’m wondering if this would do well in the freezer for a couple of days, and only take it out shortly before serving? I need to make a dessert a few days ahead of time and need something that is freezable, and I can just pull out shortly before serving.

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