Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes are great; they look cute, minimal skill needed to bake them, and you get to eat a whole cake. These strawberry and vanilla cupcakes not only look cute, but they're so tasty too.


  • 3 eggs 
  • 60g low fat spread - I used a dairy free one, and you can always use butter if you prefer 
  • 8 tbsp sweetener - again sugar could be used instead 
  • 110g self raising flour 
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract 
For the icing:

  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • couple of drops of food colouring 
  • couple of drops of water 

It's really simple to make, all you do is cream the spread or butter with the sweetener or sugar together. Electric hand mixers are best friends here! Then beat in the eggs one at a time with the vanilla, before folding in the flour. Once that it done simply spoon the mixture into cupcakes cases. I found this made 6, although smaller bun cases would make more. Pop them into an oven pre-heated to 180, for 10-15 minutes until a cocktail stick comes out clean.  

Whilst the cupcakes are cooling, whip up a batch of glace icing. Mix the icing sugar with food colouring and water until you have a smooth icing mix. More water can be added, but not taken away with as much ease! Drizzle the cooled cupcakes with a spoon of icing before adding a halved strawberry to each. 

These would make a delicious Easter treat, and make a change from chocolate over the weekend! 

This is actually a Slimming World recipe, and I'm seriously surprised at how much I enjoy them! You can check out the small syn value here, and of course the recipe is easily adaptable if you'd rather make cupcakes with butter and sugar as usual. 

What are your favourite cupcakes to bake?

Em x 

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