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. Your frosting looks like there might be pieces of strawberries in it. Do you have a strawberry frosting recipe?

    Would like to make your recipe for a friend’s birthday dinner tomorrow evening… and hopeful you’re able to reply.

    Thank you, Elena.

  2. Can you substitute egg for something else? Want to make this for my sons first birthday but I haven’t introduced egg whites yet..thanks

  3. I just wanted to thank you so much for posting all these wonderful nut free recipes. I am very creative, but with a nut allergy in my home it gets tricky. This was a wonderful gift today…Great to know your recipes are tested right here in Colorado, I do not need adjust for altitude….

  4. I made these cupcakes yesterday for my son’s kindergarten birthday celebration. I was worried the other kids might not like them because they aren’t used to eating grain and sugar free, but I was wrong… only one kid in his class didn’t ask for a second cupcake (I made them mini sized). One kid even said he wished his mom would make cupcakes this yummy :) Elana, thanks so much for the hard work you put into your website and offering up delicious recipes for those of us who like to bake in ways more nourishing for our bodies.

  5. Hi Elana I live in Korea where it is hard to purchase coconut flour, & I was wondering if I could maybe subsitute it with a nut-flour instead? If so how do i sub it in, thanks!

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I just made these and they were moist and delicious! I didn’t have strawberries so I used cherries and they turned out great. I’m sure I’ll just be using whatever fruit I have on hand when I make them from now on. I also wanted to share that mine turned out huge and I will probably be making 9 of them from now on – wondering if it has to do with baking them in Seattle climate after reading others reviews.

  7. Elana:
    Do you ever bake your g/f cupcakes in silicone ‘pans’? I have been looking into these to save on all of the papers we go through, but I’m not sure they’ll give the same results. Any advice?

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