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.

Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes

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Servings 9 cupcakes



Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 34 mins
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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!


50 responses to “Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

    • 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 :-)

      • 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 :-)

  4. 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.



  5. 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.

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