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Whole Wheat Strawberry Cupcakes

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients
1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup Sugar (I use Pure Cane Sugar)
1/4 cup Oil (Vegetable/Sunflower Seed/Grapeseed)
1/2 cup Milk (I use Almond Milk)
1 Egg
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
1/2 cup, finly chopped Strawberries
Cream Cheese Strawberry Frosting
8 oz Cream Cheese
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Strawberry Puree
1 tbsp Milk

Whole Wheat Strawberry Cupcakes

Light. Sweet. Fluffy and Pink!

  • 40 minutes
  • Serves 10
  • Medium

Directions

Millennial pink cupcakes anyone? Ok, so it’s just the frosting that’s pale pink but the cupcakes look cute too! Especially once you bite into them and there are beautiful pink specs of strawberry everywhere!

These are strawberry cupcakes with a healthier twist. I’m making a switch from all-purpose flour to whole wheat pastry flour. Wheat is believed to be one of the most wholesome food items, and it adds nutrients to your foods. In the process of making all-purpose, white flour, more than half of the vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, folic acid, copper, zinc, iron, and fiber are lost. I also added along flour to make this cupcake even fluffier!

Whole wheat pastry is ground from the soft wheat berry which contains more carbohydrates but less gluten and protein, which makes it the best replacement for all-purpose flour.

For the cream cheese frosting, I recommend using organic, full-fat cream cheese. It is less processed than the other highly processed alternatives. If you are not a fan of cream cheese, simply swap it out for organic, grass-fed butter.

Steps

1
Done

Mix Dry Ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350F. If you plan on making the cream cheese frosting, remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator to allow it to come up to room temperature.

In a large bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients using a fine mesh sieve. Set aside.

2
Done

Mix Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, combine the sugar and oil using a whisk or fork. Next, warm your milk on the stovetop or in the microwave for 20 seconds. Warm (not hot) milk will help with the mixing process.

Add the warm milk to the sugar and oil mixture and mix well. Add the egg and vanilla extract/paste and mix well again.

3
Done

Chop the Strawberries

Wash the strawberries and cut off the tops. Finely chop the fresh strawberries, I like using a food processor.

4
Done

Combine The Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add the wet ingredients and chopped strawberries to the flour mixture and mix using a rubber spatula or spoon. Do not over mix as it will result in a tougher batter.

5
Done

Scoop and Bake

Line the cupcake tin with cupcake liners and add batter about 3/4 way full.

Bake the cupcakes at 350F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.

6
Done

Allow The Cupcakes To Cool

After removing the cupcakes from the oven, allow the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake tin for about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

7
Done

Make The Cream Cheese Strawberry Frosting

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

First, make the strawberry puree. Using a food processor puree the strawberries. Next, remove the seeds using a fine mesh strainer/sieve.

Add the cream cheese to a bowl and whip using a hand-held electric mixer or a standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Whip it for about a minute then add sifted, powdered sugar in 3 batches. Once the powdered sugar is fully incorporated, add the strawberry puree and a splash of milk. Mix well then scoop it onto a piping bag or ziplock bag.

Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes then top with a strawberry halve.

Joni

Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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These are so super pretty! Love the addition of fresh strawberries to the frosting to give it that colour, so nice and natural.

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