Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake
Sarah Cook
  • Yield: 10 servings


Vanilla Cupcakes
1cup almond milk
1teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon salt
1 1/2tablespoons arrowroot powder or 2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2cup Earth Balance, softened or 1/3 cup canola oil
3/4cup sugar
2teaspoons vanilla extract
Whipped Coconut Cream Icing
1 (13.5 ounce) can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, chilled overnigh
2teaspoons powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1cup strawberries, hulled and diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin tin or use paper liners.
  2. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a measuring cup. Let sit, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, arrowroot powder or cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate large bowl, combine Earth Balance or canola oil and granulated sugar with a hand mixer, about one minute or until fluffy. Add in vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Alternate adding almond and flour mixtures in small portions, until well combined.
  4. Fill cupcake liners, about 2/3 full.Bake 20-22 minutes. Let cool before icing.
  5. To make icing, remove coconut milk from refrigerator. Drain excess liquid and scrape thick cream into a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on high, until whipped. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  6. Add diced strawberries to coconut cream and spoon icing on top of cupcakes.

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