Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes

Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes

Quick and easy Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes are perfect for your holiday celebrations! We love making these nut-free cupcakes for Valentine’s day, Easter Sunday, and Passover. Made with only 7 ingredients, this easy paleo dessert recipe can be whipped up in a few minutes! To make this paleo cupcake recipe you’ll need coconut flour, fresh strawberries, eggs, honey, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.

If you haven’t baked much and you’re wondering how to make cupcakes this is a great recipe for beginners. I haven’t tried making these as egg-free cupcakes, but I do have a vegan cupcake recipe in my second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes. The image above with the darling polka dotted cupcake liner is based on an image from that book. I love these adorable cupcake liners, which come in a variety of colors and I buy them online.

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Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes
  1. In a food processor, pulse together coconut flour, salt, and baking soda
  2. Pulse in eggs, honey, and vanilla until thoroughly combined
  3. Remove blade from food processor, stir in strawberries by hand
  4. Line 9 muffin cups with paper liners and scoop ¼ cup batter into each
  5. Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes
  6. Cool and serve with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

My boys gobbled up these Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes, and said they loved the chunks of real strawberries in each one! They also were very happy with the creamy White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting piled on top.

I know we all have different allergies and food restrictions. However, I don’t know if this recipe will work with substitutions for coconut flour, eggs, or any of the other ingredients. Unfortunately, the only way I can customize a recipe and know if certain ingredients will work in it is to test, test, test!

If you love this easy Paleo Strawberry Cupcake recipe you’ll want to try these paleo dessert recipes!


  1. Tracy says

    I made these this week and used the chocolate buttercream frosting and they were delicious!! I took some to a Paleo friend and work and she was so excited because she could actually just bite into the cupcake without having to take a lactase pill or anything! And she said it tasted just like a “real” cupcake! It was great to see her enjoy it so much! My husband and I loved them too and I’m making more tonight for a family weekend this weekend!! Thank you so much for these Elana! They are AMAZING!!!

  2. Kelly says

    Fantastic! These were quick and easy…and I used a large french whip instead of a food processor, which made cleanup better. I ended up with 11 cupcakes, made in a regular sized cupcake tin, filled with about a 1/2 cup each. They were just the right size and rose to the top of the wells. I also love how these do not use oil, and they use a nice easy to digest and healthier sugar (honey). Thanks so much for the work you do so us grain-free and dairy-free people can still enjoy baking!

  3. Kuniko says

    Hello. The recipe says bake at 350 degrees but my oven only goes up to 250 degrees. I think a normal British oven will normally go up to 250!? So Can I still make this cake or do I need a very hot oven? Any advice would be welcome. Thank you x x

  4. Daphne says

    Don’t sub almond flour! I tried it out for someone who is coconut sensitive and after puffing up nicely in the oven, they deflated to flat eggy pancakes.

  5. Kat says

    I found these quite heavy and the top bakes dry and crunchy. I had to bake them without the honey due to medical needs of my daughter but they were plenty sweet enough without it. I did add a tiny amount of drinking coconut milk to make them more moist – it was a really dry mix without the honey. Any ideas on how to improve the texture without the honey?

    • Elana says

      Hi Kat, unfortuantely, it is the honey makes these cupcakes light and moist. I haven’t made these without that ingredient since it is key to the recipe. If you do experiment again, please stop back by and let us know how it turns out :-)

      • Elana says

        Genevieve, I haven’t tried it so not sure how it would turn out. I think it’s a reasonable idea, if you try it please let us know how it goes :-)

  6. Joanna says

    Can I use the recipe to make a 6″ or 8″ cake? My son’s birthday is on Monday, and he specifically said he wants a strawberry birthday cake with strawberry frosting. Please let me know.



  7. ME says

    I’ve made these several times so far and love them! I prefer less sweet (well, I love sweet but i need to limit it) so I halved the honey and add a little water. I’ve made them with a mix of honey and maple syrup, also with different berries. Any way they are delicious! Yesterday my 2-year-old wanted to help, and she wanted to add sunbutter (homemade sunflower seed & cashew butter), so I added about a tablespoon and it was actually good! Oh and I was short an egg so I subbed flax (1 Tbsp ground flax seeds mixed w/3 Tbsp water) and it worked fine.

  8. Ashlee says

    Just made these for the family, swapping the honey for maple syrup, and they were a hit. Thanks!

  9. says

    These cupcakes were great! After getting started making the recipe, I realized I was almost out of honey so I used mostly maple syrup. I also doubled the recipe. Coconut whipped cream with a bit of vanilla and orange extract went perfect with them. Thanks, Elana!!!

  10. Chrissy says

    In her cupcake cookbook, Elana uses a whipped cream frosting with little strawberry chunks in it. It’s 1 cup of heavy whipping cream with 2T of agave nectar whipped until soft peaks form. I’m trying it with honey today!

  11. Jamie says

    Made the cupcakes over the weekend for a small family gathering. There were SO good! I cannot wait for the frosting recipe. :-)

  12. Lynn | The Road to Honey says

    What a pretty little cupcake and a bonus that they are made with clean ingredients. Like you boys, I too would be delighted by the strawberry surprises uncovered with each bite.

  13. says

    I think I would just leave the recipe as is……that’s why I read food blogs, I let the blogger do the testing for me =) I love how moist these strawberry cupcakes look! Absolutely delicious looking, moist and all. That’s my biggest gripe against paleo desserts, they don’t seem to dessert-ish. These do! I think I struck gold here .

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