Strawberry Cupcakes

I am beyond tickled to announce the forthcoming publication of my second book Gluten-Free Cupcakes on April 26th, 2011. Gluten-Free Cupcakes is truly a labor of love, as my boys were very involved in its conception and development. What child doesn’t love cupcakes? I could not have done this book without the boys, now 12 and 11 respectively.

When my editor and I settled on a recipe list for the book, the first thing I did was print out two copies, one for each of the boys. They sat on the couch, read through the list, and then I queried them, “Which recipes do you like? Are there any that you want removed? Are we missing anything?”

My two little editors-in-chief, had quite a lot of feedback for me. Baseball Cupcakes easily made the cut. Then the concept of a cheesecake cupcake was added by my younger son, and a marble cupcake was added by my older son. That’s just a highlight of our late night conversations, late night being before 9pm in our house, at least when it comes to children. Many a night after the boys were in bed, I was up baking cupcakes until 2 or 3 am.

Below is my recipe for these amazing nut-free Strawberry Cupcakes from Gluten-Free Cupcakes. It is one of my younger son’s favorite desserts!

Strawberry Cupcakes

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Servings 8 cupcakes



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners
  • In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt, and baking soda
  • In a medium bowl, Whisk together eggs, agave nectar, and vanilla extract
  • Blend wet ingredients into coconut flour mixture with a hand blender until combined
  • Fold in the strawberries
  • Scoop batter into each prepared muffin cup
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs attached
  • Let cupcakes cool in pan for 1 hour
  • Frost with Whipped Cream Frosting or Strawberry Meringue Frosting (pg.92) Gluten-Free Cupcakes
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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My favorite recipe in Gluten-Free Cupcakes is the Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes which are not only gluten and grain-free, but egg-free too!

Here are some of my easy paleo dessert recipes that use strawberries!


130 responses to “Strawberry Cupcakes”

  1. Followed recipe exactly, baked them for 23 minutes in my toaster oven and they are perfect! Served them unfrosted as muffins and now I won’t feel bad eating them for breakfast!
    Thanks elana!

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