• http://www.kitchen-fairy.com Ulyana

    That looks amazing!

  • Nichole

    Mmmmmmm! This looks delicious! Where can you get freeze dried strawberries?

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    April, I bought my freeze dried strawberries from Amazon.com. They can be hard to find.

  • http://www.sweetonveg.com Jennifer

    What a beautiful cake!

  • http://veganinbrighton.blogspot.com Jojo

    Wow, that looks amazing. I’ll have to keep an eye out for strawberry extract & the freeze dried strawberries.

  • Ginger

    What does the baking soda do in the frosting?

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    The little bit of baking soda and lemon juice react and create air holes in the icing , which makes it fluffier.

  • erin

    How many days in advance can the cake be made? I will ice it the day of party. Thanks

  • stef

    This looks amazing! I don’t have strawberries right now so I’m making this with rasberries, and lime juice in leu of lemon. yummmm <3

  • Angel

    What brand of strawberry extract did you use? Is it an imitation extract? Also, is your cake flour Swan’s?
    I found the freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joe’s! =)

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Angel, I used Cook’s pure strawberry extract and yes I use Swan’s bleached cake flour, I find it works the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natashageymont Natasha

    This recipe is FANTASTIC! I just put my cupcakes in the oven, and it smelled divine. I ended up licking the bowl clean! <3

  • Chrissy

    Does anyone know what 1 cup of freeze dried strawberries would equate to with powdered strawberries? I can buy both but don’t have a food processor so hoping to just go straight to the powdered version! Thanks to anyone who knows! :)

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    1/3 cup powder

  • Rebecca

    Thank you for such a great recipe!I ended up doing it with freeze-dried raspberries instead (Trader Joe’s, as another person mentioned), and orange extract. Using freeze-dried fruit was genius – lovely speckled look, intense fruit flavor, and no food coloring. Thank you so much! I will use this again in the future.

  • Amy

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made cupcakes for my non-vegan husband’s birthday and he loved them.

    I used strained strawberry puree instead of water and Sliver Cloud estates strawberry flavoring. http://www.silvercloudestates.com/product/Strawberry-Natural-Flavor-Blend-255.aspx

    I also used whole wheat pastry flour instead of the bleached flour. It had more of a healthy muffin consistency/flavor than cupcake, but it paired well with the sweet frosting. Thanks again for this recipe!

  • Kelly

    Made this cake for my vegan daughter’s 11th birthday. I used a little less flour for the second layer, and that worked a bit better (moister and yummier) than the first layer. I also made the cake 2 days in advance, and it kept great in the fridge. Thanks for posting this recipe, which we all really enjoyed! Next up on our to-make list is your vegan gingerbread! Yum!

  • vicky

    I am really excited to find this recipe, the picture looks fab. I’m waiting for my powdered strawberries to arrive then I’ll post an update. I usually make chocolate avocado cake but need a change. This sounds amazing for my daughters 3rd birthday cake!

  • vicky

    Mine didn’t turn out well at all. It didn’t look anything like the picture. The fruit all sank so the bottom was like a strawberry puree and I followed the recipe to the letter :’(

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Vicky, sorry to hear that. Are you sure your strawberries were freeze dried strawberries? It only works if they are specifically freeze dried. Here is the specific brand I used that worked for me at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Crunchies-Freeze-Dried-Strawberries-1-Ounce-Pouches/dp/B000EDGBDI/ref=sr_1_4?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1359135057&sr=1-4&keywords=freeze+dried+strawberries

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Vicky, also can you tell us what brand and type of strawberries you used, so others will know not to use them.

  • VegMeg

    Making these for my fella for valentines day and could not be more excited! Strawberry cake was always my favorite, but ever since going vegan 1 year ago I haven’t been able to find a suitable replacement. Thank you so much for posting this!

  • http://twitter.com/mmargareto Meg Olive

    I can’t find strawberry extract. Can anyone offer a suggestion? Also- I’d love to make this cake in a shaped pan. Will the consistency hold up?

  • Shana

    I am interested in trying this recipe as a sheet cake. Would I need to make any alterations to the recipe as shown?

  • Shelly Smith

    Watkins has strawberry extract. I’m a rep. They have many flavors

  • Stefanie

    I’m going to try making this cake this weekend for my daughter’s 4th birthday, but with fondant. Do you think it’ll work? Maybe less frosting on the exterior?

  • vegancookbook

    absolutely it should work :D Please tell me how it went!

  • Stefanie

    The cake was delicious and everyone loved it! Fondant is too sweet for my taste, but it looked really good. I actually made 2 layers of strawberry cake and 1 layer of white cake with strawberry icing. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

  • angelica

    I made this frosting to go on cupcakes and it turned out great. However, I made some substitutions: instead of Earth Balance I used Spectrum non-hydrogenated shortening, instead of nut/soy milk I used about 4 tbsp of coconut milk from a can. I also forgot to add in the lemon juice. I tested the recipe beforehand with lemon and comparison did not detect much difference. A keeper recipe. Thanks

  • Vanessa Alim

    Going to definitely try it but not use canola oil it`s not fit for human consumption. Taking a huge health risk using this oil,

  • Natty Waldo

    Hi Rebecca, Have you started using freeze-dried fruit now? I’m looking to buy some but I want to hear other peoples opinions first, because they’re quite expensive aren’t they? Any help/guidance would be amazing!

  • Natty Waldo

    Could I just ask everyone a question please? Do you all enjoy/find useful using freeze-dried fruits? They seem to be coming about a little more now. They seem great! They last for ages in your cupboard don’t they? Please let me know what ya’ll all think about them :).

    Great recipe! Tried it, loved it! I need another one for my freeze-dried strawberry left overs :).