Good things come in threes, especially when it involves dessert.

It is therefore with a huge, sparkly grin that I announce that hot on the heels of the success of Mum’s Amazing Vegan Carrot Cake and Melting Moments, my gorgeous Mum is back with another delicious treat for your weekend!

Inspired by a photo she spotted on The New Me’s Summer Strawberry Cake recipe, Mum created her third vegan cooking masterpiece – Summer Strawberry & Chia Cupcakes!

See if these guys don’t just make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.  ♥  They had us at hello.

 

Vegan MoFo Summer Strawberry & Chia Cupcakes
 
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Goodies
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup agave nectar/pure maple syrup
  • 2 punnets strawberries, washed, trimmed and halved
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chia seeds and warm water and allow to stand until seeds become thick.
  3. Mix in vanilla extract, oil and agave nectar until well combined.
  4. Stir in flour, salt and cinnamon until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Dollop batter into patty pans and top with strawberries (skin side up). Mum also popped a few more strawberries on top of each cupcake about halfway through baking - optional.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before dusting with icing sugar.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

28 Comments on Vegan MoFo Summer Strawberry & Chia Cupcakes

  1. Mimi
    October 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh my god… This looks sooo delicious… 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm (7 years ago)

      haha, they disappeared pretty fast! 🙂

  2. Somer
    October 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm (7 years ago)

    Look how adorable your mom is, baking up all these awesome vegan treats! Those look totally luscious Sparkles!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm (7 years ago)

      I know, she’s gorgeous! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm (7 years ago)

      hehe, YEP, she’s a keeper! 🙂

  3. Sophie
    October 15, 2012 at 12:06 am (7 years ago)

    They look absolutely stunning, Bex! Strawberries in a win win combo!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm (7 years ago)

      How great are strawberry desserts?? 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

      Aren’t they? The perfect party-pleaser. 🙂

  4. Alexia
    October 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm (7 years ago)

    yummy yummy in my tummy! looking delicious!! i havent tried coconut oul for baking, just use it in my raw desserts! how does it taste like? and the consitency? usually stick to olive oil for baking!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm (7 years ago)

      It works really well in baking! It might add a little sweetness but I don’t think you can really taste it and it tends to lend more moisture to the finished product. 🙂

  5. Brittany
    October 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm (7 years ago)

    These look amazing! I love the fatty strawberries on top..YUM!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm (7 years ago)

      They were delish! Double strawberries is definitely the way to go. 🙂

  6. Richa
    October 16, 2012 at 12:30 am (7 years ago)

    The cupcakes are soo beautiful.. i love the strawberries on top! your Mom is awesome!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm (7 years ago)

      hehe, I know, she rocks! I’m very lucky. 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm (7 years ago)

      hehe, she does! Hurray for cool Mums! 🙂

  7. [email protected]
    October 17, 2012 at 7:28 am (7 years ago)

    Oh, I am so going to try these once strawberries are back in season!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm (7 years ago)

      Oh do, or you could even try other berries if you have any in your freezer? 🙂

  8. Kristy
    October 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I love these recipes from your mom! She is just a vegan dessert wizard! These look so wonderful and healthy to boot! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm (7 years ago)

      hehe, I know, I love that she tried using chia for the first time – and it was in cakes! So adorable! 🙂

  9. Tiffany
    October 27, 2012 at 12:18 am (7 years ago)

    Mmmmmm…cupcakes! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm (7 years ago)

      Yup, guaranteed smiles all round. 🙂

  10. lorain
    December 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm (7 years ago)

    yummyyyy! want to make these so bad tomorrow morning but I dont have any strawberries know of any other good substitute? Thanks!

  11. lorain
    December 23, 2012 at 2:41 am (7 years ago)

    I didnt have self rising flour so i used regular flour and I think it made it come out differently, even though it wasnt as pretty as your everyone here LOVED it! Thanks for the awesome recipe!! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      December 24, 2012 at 11:48 am (7 years ago)

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that, Lorain! Enjoy and happy holidays to you all! xx