Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes! Made with fresh ripe strawberries and pure vanilla extract. Light, fluffy, and delicious!
I hate breaking promises. I apologize. This recipe was supposed to be shared with you yesterday, and my intentions were good, but there just aren’t enough hours in a day, and I ran out of them two days in a row.
We’re in the middle of photographing the recipes for our cookbook with the amazingly talented food photographer, Kelly Allison. As much fun as it is, it’s SO MUCH WORK. We spent a full day organizing the order of the recipes, a full day pulling props and deciding on the backgrounds, writing the grocery lists and shopping, and finally, two days of photographing (you can see the fun on our Instagram account). For three days in a row, I left my house at 6:00 am and didn’t get home until 8:30 pm. When I got home I said hello to my hubby and furbabies, ate dinner, took out my computer and answered email and as many comments on the blog as I could, and by that time my brain was so foggy that I didn’t trust myself to write a blog post that required sharing ingredients. We have three more days of this to go, and it’s worth every exhausting second, except for the fact that in my sleep deprived state I broke a promise to you and I’m a day late in delivering this delicious strawberry vanilla cupcake recipe. Forgive me?
Now, on to the best cupcakes this side of Strawberry Hill.
June is on its way, and that means strawberries will be in season. That makes me so happy. If you love these ruby red, sweet, and delicious berries as much as I do, then you’re going to want to make these cupcakes for your next celebration. The fluffy vanilla batter, mixed with perfectly ripe strawberries and then topped with strawberry buttercream frosting (click here for the recipe), are truly worth celebrating.
Vegan strawberry vanilla cupcakes are perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation parties, bridal and/or baby showers, birthdays, a neighborhood BBQ, or just because you really need a cupcake filled with fresh strawberries. Don’t tell your friends that they’re vegan until after they’ve oohed and aahed over them, then tell them that they don’t have any dairy butter or milk in them. Minds blown!
I’ll be making another batch of these for myself and my mom for Mother’s Day. If you make them soon please let me know how you liked them. In the meantime, I’m off to pull props for the next two days of photo shoots. Have a great weekend!
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