Franny’s Valentine Cupcakes <3

by Kortney Campbell on February 1, 2012

Vegan Strawberry Banana Cupcakes So, remember our amazingly awesome friend Franny & his ridiculously delicious Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes?   Well guess what?  Franny is back & ready to share his top secret recipe for Vegan Strawberry-Banana Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting JUST in time for Valentine’s Month!

So without further adieu, let us present to you Franny’s Fabulously Fantastical February Frosted Fruit Cupcakes (yes, we went there)!

Cupcake Ingredients:

Vegan Strawberry Banana Cupcake Ingredients**To make Vegan Buttermilk mix, combine 1/2 cup of soy milk with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to curdle.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk well
  2. In another mixing bowl whisk together the buttermilk substitute, sugar, soy milk, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Add the bananas and strawberries to the mixture
  5. Pour or spoon into paper lined cupcake tins & bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
  6. Let cupcakes cool before removing from pan & while you’re waiting, make the frosting!

Strawberry cream cheese frosting ingredients:

Vegan Cupcake FrostingHow to properly Frost:

  1. Combine the Tofutti, Earth Balance, milk, salt, vanilla, lemon juice, strawberries and sugar in a mixing bowl
  2. Once well mixed you may start adding more sugar if needed *You want the frosting to be the consistency whipped cream
  3. I put my filling in a zip-lock bag and sliced off the corner to pipe the filling into the center
  4. Top each cupcake off with slices of fresh strawberries

Bon Appetit!

Franny So, if you haven’t met Franny yet, you are really missing out.  This wonderfully talented human being is one of our favorites & we wonder every day why he is not our neighbor.  Maybe one day…we can dream, right?  To keep up with his daily life, be sure to follow him @FrannyLopezz on twitter & Instagram & check out his tumblr while your at it!

What Sweet Treats will you be making this Valentine’s Day?

By the way, if you would like the heart shaped paper background we used, you can download it for free here!

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    jeanann February 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    OMG! I am printing this recipe out right now to make these cupcakes. I cant wait! They look so scruptious! I will let you know!


    Rachel February 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    OMG these look so amazing!!!


    Laura February 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    They tasted great, but were too moist and stuck to the paper. I had to make something else :(

    Frosting was great!


    VeganHousewives February 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Awe no! We have never heard of cupcakes too moist! Maybe a little less ripe bananas & berries or a pinch more flower will help next time. We are glad you liked the frosting!


    Emelie May 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I tried the frosting recipe and it was great! I added about 2 cups of strawberries to give it extra flavor and it tastes awesome.
    Thanks :)!


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