Desserts Recipes

Pcakes Strawberry Cupcakes

When I was pregnant with ‘Cupcakes’, I wanted all things strawberry; trifles, smoothies, cupcakes, frosting…..yum! For her first birthday it only made sense to create a strawberry cupcake, and I wanted it refined sugar free, 100% natural and delicious. I created these for her little party and have sense made them whenever the strawberry craving hits!

Pcakes Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Coconut Cream Frosting
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Cowgirlbeans
Serves: 12
  • Wet
  • 1/3 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup banana
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 certified humane eggs
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Dry
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (cake or pastry flour works better; lower protein= more tender crumb)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Fold in
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • Frosting
  • 1 can refrigerated fat full coconut milk (natural value organic brand worked for me- other brands have not) or refrigerated coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbl maple syrup
  • few strawberries (frozen or fresh, chopped or pureed)
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Place bowl for frosting in fridge.
  2. Blend or food process wet ingredients.
  3. Pour into bowl and add dry ingredients. Mix/fold until combined.
  4. Add strawberries and fold gently until disbursed.
  5. Spoon into sprayed or lined muffin tins.
  6. Bake about 15-20 minutes you want no jiggle, firm tops, slightly browned.Use fool proof toothpick test insert toothpick into center; if it comes out clean its done. 🙂
  7. Let cool 5-10 min then remove from pan.
  1. Let cupcakes cool completely. Best made within an hour of serving, but can be refrigerated. (it wont stay as light and whipped).
  2. Flip over thoroughly refrigerated can of coconut milk. Do not shake.
  3. Open and pour out coconut water, save for smoothie later.
  4. Scrape out coconut cream solid, put in a cold bowl.
  5. Use hand mixer to begin whipping.
  6. Add maple syrup and vanilla. Whip.
  7. Add strawberries, whip, taste, adjust with more maple syrup.
  8. Spread/dollop on cupcakes….serve!