Star Spangled Sweetness

Strawberry Shortcake-Inspired Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cupcakes

Article by Kayla Orzechowski

Photography by Kayla Orzechowski

Originally published in Kirkland Lifestyle

As the weather heats up, you can chill knowing this guilt-free sweet treat is dairy-free, gluten-free and about as healthy as a cupcake gets. Don't sweat it!


-‘Simple Mills’ Vanilla cupcake mix (my favorite brand - all Paleo Ingredients, found at Whole Foods)

-Almond Extract

-Fresh Organic Strawberries 

-Cinnamon Powder 

-Local Organic Honey

-Coconut Milk Reddi-Whip Cream


Quick & easy prep! 

1. Follow ingredients & steps for baking the cupcakes 

2. Sub Almond extract instead of Vanilla 

3. Dice organic strawberries and lightly muddle with a drizzle of organic honey 

4. Let cupcakes cool

5. Top with coconut whip cream, strawberry mixture, & a dash of cinnamon powder 

6. Serve and enjoy at your summer BBQ!

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