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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23 comments

  1. I love it! Those look so yummy! I’ve been looking for glasses like that…do you mind me asking you where you got them? Thanks! :-)

  2. Hey not at all

    here is the link

    http://www.perpetualkid.com/mad-cow-mini-milk-bottle-drinking-glasses.aspx

    there are 2 on each package for $9.99 and they have different designs.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

  3. Wow, look at that color! I love when natural ingredients can produce such pretty hues. This smoothie looks so wholesome and delicious, and I know I would really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing this great recipe and the beautiful photos, and thanks also for stopping by my blog!

  4. me gusta muuuuuuuuchoooo

  5. I have a whole bunch of fresh strawberries. Any tips on freezing them? Or could I use fresh berries?

  6. Steph,

    I don’t freeze strawberries anymore. I buy already frozen though. Unless they are in season I don’t bother with fresh, organic as well :-).

    You can perfectly use mix berries but use some ice to give that smoothie consistency!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog

  7. Anu,

    the tags/picts don’t come of. For the smoothie pictures I just turned the bottle so the picture wouldn’t show :-) They are darling though, I think your son will like them and you as well :-)

  8. Your spinach and strawberry combo is new to me. Considering the nutritional value of its ingredients, I’m interested to know how it tastes. The color of the end product reminds me of an avocado shake.

    Joseph Carr

  9. Joseph,

    it tastes really good. You won’t notice the spinach flavor at all :-)

  10. So I made a spinach smoothie although I didn’t follow this recipe exactly. I used raspberries and an orange and some vanilla. And the banana. It was definitely easier to eat spinach this way! I think I’ll start making them regularly and follow your recipe next time. Strawberry and banana is a much better combination than what I did. :)

  11. Great recipe! With some whey protein and some spirulina it makes the perfect post-workout food.
    Peace
    Mike

  12. These look great! I was wondering though- would you recommend adding plain or vanilla yogurt instead of some of the milk? I

  13. Katie, for sure. That would work really good!! Hope you like them :-)

  14. I was wondering your thoughts on using frozen spinach? I have some that I don’t have a plan for and no fresh spinach at the moment.

  15. Nancy Jane,

    I would not use the frozen spinach, it is not the same on this, I think you will not like it sorry :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  17. What blender do you use for youre smoothies?

  18. Why is the sodium so high for this smoothie?

  19. I just saw it yields 4-5 servings. How much would you use for 1-2 servings? Thank you, this sounds delicious.

  20. This looks easy & yummy! Do you think I could leave out the bananas or is there a similar replacement?

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