Monday, June 27, 2011

Relay for Life and Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Finally, Friday, June 24th arrived for the Relay for Life.  Life's a Beach unofficially raised $2,680 for the American Cancer Society!!!!  I want to thank all of you who participated in and supported the Online bake Sale, which raised $700. Friday night was a wonderful evening, as the Relay always is.  The weather was perfect, and a good time was had by all.
(I'm the one in the pink sweatshirt.)

To celebrate occasion I made Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry "Cream "  Frosting with a few modifications from Baking For Her Soul.  I did modify the frosting recipe.  Karissa used Tofutti to make the  Strawberry "Cream Cheese" frosting, and I used Earth Balance to make Strawberry "Cream Frosting". I also used strawberry jam, instead of pureed strawberries, to make the frosting firmer.  You still have to chill the frosting for at least an hour before you frost the cupcakes, but it so worth it! Enjoy!

Here is the recipe, that I used for the frosting.

Vegan  Strawberry  Frosting

1 Cup Earth Balance vegan spread, softened, not melted. Available at Trader Joe’s
2C vegan powdered sugar   I used regular powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ c strawberry jam
1/ 4c.  soy milk, or more to desired consistency

Beat Earth Balance until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla to Earth Balance.  Beat with electric mixer Fold in strawberry jam.   Add soy milk until desired consistency. Refrigerate about 1 hour still frosting is firmer.  Frost or pipe onto cupcakes.  Garnish with fresh strawberries if desired,


  1. How wonderful that you raised that much!

    Your frosting sounds delicious!

  2. Congrats for raising a good sum of money. Your frosting looks good.

  3. Jill,
    The frosting is good. Thank you for your support of the Bake Sale.

    Thank you for your sweet words.

  4. Congrats on raising all that dough! :))

    The cupcakes sound that you included strawberry jam!

  5. Kate-I used the strawberry jam in place of the fresh fruit, so the frosting was firmer.

    mellissna2 Thanks for the comments

  6. Good show Becky...congratulations on the successful fundraiser! The cupcakes you have here are a sweet touch to a grand occasion. BTW, my sister is recovering nicely from her surgery a couple of weeks back - she was touched by your mention in the bake sale we participated in recently. Be sure to have a safe, fun-filled July 4 holiday!

  7. Just posted a comment, and lost it:((
    Wanted to let you know how proud I am of your fundraising event for the American Cancer Society!

  8. That is wonderful news Becky!! Let's hope we can beat this cancer crap!
    And that is a lovely recipe. I know you've been working hard these last couple of months! Your efforts have been worth it! :)

  9. Very impressive! Well done on the fundraising. The recipe is wonderful. Delicious and definitely healthier than most cupcake recipes, which I adore.

  10. Congratulations, Becky!! You ladies are simply amazing!! Love the frosting too, both my kids have milk sensitivities, and I turn to vegan on occasion as they can eat to their hearts content!

  11. Brooks- Glad that your sister's surgery went well.
    Have a safe and Happy 4th, too.

    Elisabeth- Thank you for your kind words. I certainly appreciate them. Have a safe 4th!

    Brandie-Yes, let's hope that we can beat cancer, and have so many more birthdays! Stay safe this 4th of July!

    Kate. You can't tell that these are vegan cupcakes, when you eat them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Kim-Thanks for your sweet words. I have my husband "hooked" on almond milk. I'm the one with the dairy sensitivities, and he loves it, and it's good for him.

  12. Gorgeous cupcakes. Congratulations on the money raised!

  13. Beth, Thank you for your kind words!

  14. Great post. Enjoyed reading this. Kim


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