Strawberry Funfetti Cupcakes

April 8, 2014

We mustn’t dwell. No, not today.  We can’t.  Not on Rex Manning Day. *Cue Music and terrible dancing* I wish I could’ve made you all buttons that say “Marc Sucks” but instead I made you cupcakes, just like Corey would’ve.  From scratch, because there are 24 usable hours in every day.  Are you sick of my Empire Records references yet?

Strawberry Funfetti Cupcakes

You know a recipe has to be tasty for me to let it share the spotlight, right?  I actually made these a while ago and have been greedily holding on to them.  I had strawberry syrup sitting in my fridge just begging me to make a delicious strawberry flavored baked good (after I’d had my fill of soda) and I’d already made these vegan vanilla cupcakes a few times (because bathroom construction was leading me to stress baking).  So it was definitely time for the two to become one and quickly be eaten.

Strawberry Funfetti Cupcakes

These are a little more indulgent than I normally make on here but just like with my chocolate malt cupcakes, I feel like you have to live a little and splurge on baked goods now and then.  Even though there’s some all purpose flour and oil, it’s still better than running to the store to buy a boxed mix, right?  That’s what I tell myself while eating 3 or 4 and watching ’90s movies 😉

Strawberry Funfetti Cupcakes

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Strawberry Funfetti Cupcakes
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Serves: 12

  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • ¾ c white whole wheat flour
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • ¾ c homemade strawberry syrup (or ½ c store bought plus extra ¼ c milk)
  • ⅓ c vegetable oil or melted coconut oil (make sure all liquids are room temp if using coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar, white or apple cider
  • ¼ c spinkles (jimmies)
  • Frosting of choice, I recommend chocolate

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a cupcake tin with 12 liners.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients (everything from all purpose flour to baking powder).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (everything from milk to vanilla).
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until just combined. Stir in the sprinkles.
  5. Divide the batter among the 12 cupcake wells. The wells will be very full.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 360 and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce to 350 and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool, frost, and serve. Top with extra sprinkles, if desired.

Cupcakes based off of the vegan cupcakes from Whipped.
This recipe makes extra tall cupcakes, which is the reasoning for increasing the temperature gradually. If you would rather, you can bake at 350 the whole time through (with the result being sort of like having a cookie on top of your cupcake) or pour into 14 cupcake liners.
Note that not all strawberry syrups are vegan — the homemade version is or check your store bought version.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cupcake

P.S., Notice anything shiny and new here?  Let me know what you think! We’re still working out the finer cosmetic details, but I’m so excited to have moved to a new, not broken theme 🙂

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner Apr 16, 2014

    I love strawberry cake this time of the year but I love how you made it with chocolate frosting! Funfetti makes everything better. 🙂 Super cute cupcakes!

    Carrie Apr 10, 2014

    These look delicious and so perfect for spring! I love the idea of adding the strawberry sauce!

    marcie Apr 09, 2014

    These look sensational, Kelly! I would love one right now for my after dinner treat as I have no desserts left in the house. UGH!

    Em @ Love A Latte Apr 08, 2014

    These look so fantastic! I could certainly go for a cupcake (or two or three) right now!

      Kelly Apr 08, 2014

      Em, you’re eating for two, so I think that maths to at least 3 cupcakes 😉

    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Apr 08, 2014

    These sound delicious!! Do you think whole wheat pastry flour would work too? I am so not good at figuring these things out when it comes to baking…it is not my forte 😉

      Kelly Apr 08, 2014

      Hannah- You could definitely use whole wheat pastry flour in place of the white whole wheat (in fact, that’s probably even better to do, but it’s hard to find it reliably in my area). If you don’t mind a wheaty flavor/feel, you could even do 100% whole wheat pastry flour!

      Kelly Apr 08, 2014

      Funfetti is basically a cake that as a confetti-look on the inside. Pilsbury makes a boxed cake mix, but you basically get the effect from adding Jimmies (sprinkles) to the mix

    cheri Apr 08, 2014

    Your cups cakes are so pretty and spring like. The strawberry syrup sounds divine.