Marissa's Gluten-Free Strawberry-Banana Coconut Cupcakes


This is my favorite cupcake recipe not just because I invented it but because it is really good. It is fluffy and light.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 banana, sliced into 12 rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, to creamed butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Add coconut extract and mix thoroughly.

  3. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture into creamed butter mixture on low speed just until incorporated. Add 1/2 of the coconut milk to butter-flour mixture and beat on low just until incorporated. Beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by remaining coconut milk, ending with 1/3 flour mixture until batter is just mixed.

  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup; top with 1 strawberry slice. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter over strawberry layer; top with banana slice. Spoon batter over banana layer to fill muffin cup completely.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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