20 Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Vegan/Vegetarian

20 Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Dec 5, 2014 //

Just because you pass on animal products does not mean you need to skip dessert. Vegan baking is alive and well! If you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, we’ve got a treat for you! Here are 20 of the best vegan cupcake recipes the web has to offer!

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Did you know that unsweetened cocoa powder is a superfood? The superfood ingredient used in most vegan chocolate cupcake recipes is a rich source of iron, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc and dietary fiber.

Looking for a little salty with your sweet? Then you must try these Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Buttercream. This recipe from the Food Network’s show Cupcake Wars is a winner!

Angela Liddon of the food blog “Oh She Glows,” loves her recipe for Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond ‘Buttercream’ and Raspberry Glaze because she can just throw the batter together in a few minutes: “1) Mix wet, 2) Sift in dry, 3) Mix, 4) Scoop.”

Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes recipe was the first vegan recipe to win an award from the Food Network. This delightfully tasty and lovely to look at dessert is a crowd pleaser!

This Fudgy Vegan Beet Cupcake recipe from the Minimalist Baker adds a nutritional boost to your dessert by using beets as an ingredient! Don’t worry, all you’ll notice is the addictively fudgy flavor!

If your diet is in need of more healthy fats, try this recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes and Avocado Frosting.

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Most vanilla cake recipes call for eggs and butter, but these clever vegan cooks have found a way around using animal products when baking.

Vegan Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes are the brainchild of Jemma Wilson, the owner of Crumbs & Doilies, one of London’s most creative cake and cupcake bakeries.

Looking for a classic vanilla cupcake? Try this recipe for Golden Vanilla Cupcakes from the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

One Bowl Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes are a fun and fluffy sweet treat for kids of all ages. Good news for the cook: this one-bowl recipe makes cleaning up a breeze!

Is there anything better than chocolate and vanilla? Post Punk Kitchen’s recipe for Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache promises a delicate vanilla cake dotted with real vanilla bean and topped off with a chocolate ganache. Yum!

If you like coffee with your cake, then you must whip up a batch of Karina’s Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe with Mocha Icing!

Vegan Fruity Cupcakes

In place of suspect artificial flavoring, these fruity vegan cupcakes use real fruit and all the vitamins and nutrients that come with them!

The Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcake Recipe from Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s kitchen has cupcakes stuffed with a fresh raspberry filling and topped with fluffy tiramisu buttercream.

This Strawberry Vegan Cupcake is like someone baked summer into a cupcake! Forget the artificially flavored box mix – this recipe has real strawberries!

You’ll love the way the sweet tart flavor of this Vegan Lemon Cupcake is offset by its mellow buttercream frosting. The frosting is so rich that it’s hard to believe it’s free of any actual cream or butter!

Delight your party guests with this marriage of sweet and citrus! This recipe for Light and Fluffy Vegan Orange Cupcakes from the Pretty Bee cooking and creating blog are a unique and fluffy treat.

Key lime is no longer reserved just for pies! Skip the crust and bake up a batch of these Vegan Key Lime Cupcakes.

Vegan Cinnamon and Spice Cupcakes

Cinnamon is not only a warm delicious flavor for cupcakes; it is also a health food. Medical research has found that cinnamon can help prevent and alleviate metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and cardiovascular-related diseases.

This Vegan Cinnamon Latte Cupcake is the perfect treat for any specialty coffee junkie. Why wait in line at Starbucks when you can stay at home and bake?

Add the cinnamon and sugar magic of snickerdoodles to a cupcake and you have Chow’s recipe for Vegan Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. This new take on the classic cookie includes an easy vegan vanilla frosting recipe too!

These Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing will help you celebrate fall year-round. Plus, the pumpkin in the cupcake will give you a boost of fiber and beta-carotene!

Every drool-worthy Caramel Apple Spice Cupcake from the Flaming Vegan is bursting with caramelized apple chunks and frosted with a light caramel flavor.

You can enjoy cruelty-free desserts everyday! Whether you’re a fan of chocolate, vanilla, fruit, or something with a little spice, there is a perfect vegan cupcake recipe for you. These 20 vegan cupcakes should keep your kitchen full of sweet aromas for a long time to come!

Erika Volk

Erika is a certified personal trainer, Nutrition Coach, and fitness writer. She holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), TRX Suspension Training Systems, Precision Nutrition. She specializes in creating gym-free workouts.

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