Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes!

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips

When some people hear the words “dairy-free dessert” they often imagine an overly-dense and boring dessert, and that assumption is perfectly understandable.  For so long, dairy-free foods have indeed been bland, heavy, and sometimes outright inedible, but it doesn’t have to be.  In fact, with cooks willing to try new things, dairy-free foods have gotten better and, in fact, quite often not much different than dairy-rich foods.  Especially desserts – fluffy, rich, light, and tasty!

With a loved-one unable to eat dairy, I’ve researched and sampled and cooked an array of dairy-free foods over the years.
Some of these “delicacies” have been fantastic, and some others have been, well, nasty.  Recently, I tried my hand at vanilla cupcakes. After researching dairy-free recipes, I didn’t find one that I liked, so I got the crazy idea of simply switching out the dairy products in a regular recipe for non-dairy.

I found a simple vanilla cupcake recipe, and instead of milk, I used coconut milk.  I replaced butter with Earth Balance Non-Dairy “butter” (in the tub, not the cubes that taste like miracle whip).  I added chopped strawberries and mouth-watering dairy-free chocolate chips.

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I bake the cupcakes per the recipe instructions, and voila…  yummy dairy-free cupcakes!

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberries and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips

These substitutions can be made with almost any cupcake recipe. Just be sure to follow all directions carefully.

We gobbled down these cupcakes.  My next adventure:  non-dairy chocolate cake.  Oh, yeah!!

2 Comments on “Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes!

  1. Thank you for your comment. I’ll be making that chocolate cake in the next few weeks and am excited to give it a shot. I checked out your blog and love it!

  2. Oh wow they look so delicious! <3 I can't wait to read your non-dairy chocolate cake post 🙂