Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Moist vanilla cake filled with a fresh strawberry filling and topped with a light and airy whipped cream. Bake these homemade cupcakes for a birthday party or any celebration!
American, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Chill Time (for coconut milk)
apple cider vinegar
can substitute with whole wheat or GF blend
pure vanilla extract
can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil
Vegan Whipped Cream:
full-fat coconut milk
refrigerated at least 4 hours
plus more to taste (optional)
pure vanilla extract
cut in slices for garnish (optional)
optional; can use butter knife
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners. If making homemade whipped cream, place mixing bowl and beaters to hand mixer in the freezer.
In a small mixing bowl, mix ingredients for the strawberry filling. Set aside.
Make the Cake:
Combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar to make vegan buttermilk.
In a separate large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Add oil and vanilla to vegan buttermilk. Mix well and pour into dry ingredients. Whisk until just combined.
Do not overmix!
Pour batter into cupcake tin about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick in the center of a cupcake. It should come out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely (about 20 minutes longer).
Make the Vegan Whipped Cream:
Remove mixing bowl and beaters from the freezer and remove coconut milk from the fridge. Open can and spoon out cream into mixing bowl.
Beat on low-medium speed for 30 seconds until peaks begin to form
Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat again until ingredients are well combined. Note, if whipped cream is too liquidly, try adding some more powdered sugar or 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch.
Using a serrated knife, cut a 1/2-inch hole in the center of each cupcake. Discard cut out pieces.
Spoon in strawberry filling in the center of the cupcakes. Top with whipped cream and garnish with strawberry slice.
Can substitute homemade whipped cream with vegan "Cool Whip"
cupcake (with filling and whipped cream)
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