Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vegan strawberry cupcakes

When I made the Bread Pudding with Strawberry Compote, the strawberries were too expensive. Few days back, I was pleasantly surprised to see vendors selling strawberries for half the price I paid before. It was not only cheap, but also of good quality. Later I realised, it was good looking but a bit more tart than the strawberries are supposed to be. Anyway, I adjusted it by adding more sugar.
So here is a recipe for strawberry cupcakes, which not only tastes good but also has a lovely color that makes it a perfect dessert for Valentine's day. The recipe is almost same as this Pineapple cupcake that I adapted from Vaishali's mango cupcake.

Ingredients to make around 12 medium sized cupcakes

All purpose flour/Maida: 1 1/2 cups Baking powder: 2 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Strawberry puree: 1 1/2 cups(I washed around 12 to 15 strawberries, cut into two pieces and pureed in a mixer.) Canola oil: 1/3 cup(I used sunflower refined oil) Granulated sugar: 2/3 cup(I added around 1/2 cup more as the strawberries were a bit tart) Vanilla extract/essence: 1 tsp

1. Pre heat the oven to 170 degree C and place paper liners in the muffin tin or grease the tin with oil. 2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside. 3. In another large bowl, beat together the puree, oil, sugar and vainlla until well mixed.(I did this with electric mixer) 4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until the batter is smooth.(Do not over mix) 5. Pour a ladleful of batter into the muffin tin. 6. Place the tin in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Enjoy with strawberry sauce or chocolate sauce or as it is.


  1. Awesome awesome awesome Priya. Glad you pointed out the pineapple cupcake recipe. I have some pineapple and cannot wait to try this.

  2. lovely colour..looks delicious..

  3. Awesome cupcakes!!!! looks so beautiful and yummy:)

  4. Woo what a colorful n yummy looking cake,I am sure it tastes delicious....

  5. WOw beautiful cupcakes, looks too pretty and cute..

  6. this is so beautiful! perfect for Valentines Day :) Wat a lovely pics..

  7. Thanks for ur comments Priya. All your dishes look lovely, nice photography.

  8. Priya, what delicious looking cupcakes, and I love the very cute, very Valentine's Day color. Strawberries in a cupcake is a really great idea :)

  9. Those look so pretty ,colour is just awesome Priya and I must say your pictures are becoming gorgeous day by day!

  10. These are DELICIOUS!! And I love how they contain very few ingredients!! A+++ ☺

  11. Do you have a recipe posted for the little hearts that are around the cupcakes? They look absolutely delicious!

  12. I am really grateful to you for sharing such an delicious recipe, as i love both strawberry and pineapple very much and i will surely try making the cupcakes with both flavors.

    Thanks for Sharing,
    Cake Shop Mumbai


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