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Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Springtime is fleeing fast, so before it gets too hot to even think about turning on the oven, whip up some of these fluffy, sweet vanilla cupcakes, and top them off with strawberry frosting.

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Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

You will need:

2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut milk 1/2 cup safflower oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/2 cup vegan butter 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons strawberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper cups.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

1. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl; whisk together until thoroughly combined.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

2. In a smaller bowl, put one cup of the coconut milk, the safflower oil, the vanilla extract and the vinegar.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Mix until thoroughly blended.

 

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined (don't overmix).

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 18 minutes or until done. And while the cupcakes are baking, make the icing. (Note: If you don't like a lot of icing, cut the powdered sugar, vegan butter, extra milk and strawberry jam amounts in half.)

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

4. In a small bowl, cream the butter with a blender until smooth.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Lovely.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

5. Add the powdered sugar a half-cup at a time. Keep adding the sugar and blending.

 

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

It doesn't matter if it looks a little lumpy; you can beat it smooth.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

6. Add the remaining two tablespoons of coconut milk and blend.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

7. Add the strawberry jam and blend.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

Your cupcakes should be finished baking by now.

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

8. Let them cool on a cookie sheet before you try to ice them.

 

Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

When they're cool enough, spread the icing on with a spatula.



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