Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!!

15 May

The month of May is full of birthday’s (Julie and Betsy <3), deadlines and sunshine!!  So, as usual, it’s necessary to celebrate WITH CUPCAKES!  I got this flavor idea at work one day when the bakery started selling strawberry lemonade cakes!  They are so pink and adorable, but not one bit vegan.  I needed to make a vegan version!

So last night Betsy and I went out to dinner at Stone Hearth Pizza in Needham, dessert at Treat Cupcake Bar and then came back here to have a late night bake sesh!

The recipe was based on a vanilla cupcake recipe from PPK.

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup organic strawberry lemonade

1/2 cup spelt flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. arrowroot

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup canola oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cupcake tins by lining them with paper and lightly spraying the paper with oil.

Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a small dish and set aside to curdle.

In a medium bowl combine the flours, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large separate bowl cream together the sugar and oil; add the vanilla, strawberry lemonade and curdled milk.  Sift in the dry ingredients slowly and mix until no lumps remain.

Fill cupcake tins 2/3 full and bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.  Let cool on a wire rack while the frosting is prepared.

Strawberry Lemonade Frosting

Yields enough to frost 12 cupcakes

2/3 cup Earth Balance Butter

1 1/2-2 cups Sifted powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. strawberry lemonade

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Lemon zest (from half a lemon)

5 medium strawberries, fork mashed with 1/2 tsp. sugar


Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and slowly sift in the powdered sugar until thickened.  Beat in the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.


10 Responses to “Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!!”

  1. kala May 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Those look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • veg-unite May 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks for visiting!! Give ’em a try and be sure to let me know how it went!!

  2. Sam May 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Uuummm…Staci and I are OBSESSED with these!!! You walked out and we both said I hope she puts these in her blog then there it was!!! We love them and you :)

    • veg-unite May 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

      Yay I’m glad you guys like them!!!! I should have doubled the recipe!!

  3. Betsy May 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    They were fabulous!

    • veg-unite May 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

      Well of course they were!! Because you helped!!

  4. Melanie McQuown January 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    love these cupcakes!

    • veg-unite June 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      Whoa Melanie, don’t know how I missed your comment on here, but THANK YOU!


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