These 17 vegan cupcakes are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without including dairy or eggs in your recipe!
By following these recipes you still get your favorite cake flavors in a personal sized treat fitting your desires.
These cupcakes have a place in every type of occasion, whether a birthday party, bridal party, gender reveal, holiday party, baby shower, or even just a treat for yourself after a long day.
Chances are, your non-vegan friends and family will love these too and might not be able to tell that they are vegan!
The changes from traditional cupcakes to vegan are pretty easy to make so whether you are a professional baker or a beginner, you can still bake and enjoy these desserts without having to stress over the process.
There are fan favorite recipes including Red Velvet, Funfetti, and Vanilla Cupcakes.
But there are also some cupcake recipes you might not have tried before including Biscoff Cupcakes or Lemon Elderflower Cupcakes.
Regardless of whichever cupcakes you decide to try for yourself, rest assured that these are a tasty way for you to have a sweet treat without any animal products included!
In fact, go ahead and try them all!
1. Lemon Cupcakes
One bowl and half an hour gives you incredibly moist cupcakes with a buttercream frosting that is to die for!
Freshly grated lemon zest and lemon juice help bring out the bright flavors in each bite.
You can use your favorite type of non dairy milk but soy milk is recommended for the best consistency.
Oreo cookies are vegan making them an amazing choice for flavoring your cupcakes with.
You get an Oreo cookie base, spongy chocolate cupcake, and a smooth frosting topping it all off with crushed cookies on top.
Feel free to use another vegan buttercream frosting if you prefer but the vanilla frosting included in this recipe works perfectly with these cupcakes.
There is no such thing as too much coconut in your cupcakes.
These cupcakes feature shredded coconut inside the filling, a coconut buttercream frosting, and toasted coconut shreds topping it all off!
This is a very simple recipe where all you need to do is mix together your wet ingredients, add in your dry ingredients, fold in coconut flakes, and bake it in your cupcake tin.
The result is an incredibly fluffy cupcake full of coconut flavor!
Each cupcake is equal to about one cup of instant coffee so you get a little caffeine boost with these delicious treats.
They are a beautiful rich color with an incredibly creamy frosting all with some coffee flavor added in.
These cupcakes have found the perfect balance of letting the coffee flavor shine through without overwhelming your tastebuds.
These vegan cupcakes will win over anyone who tries them!
Funfetti is a much loved cake flavor and with this easy at home recipe, you get the popular taste as a vegan treat.
Make sure to check out the ingredients in your sprinkles so you can ensure you get all vegan ingredients since some sprinkles contain animal product in them.
Make use of all of the fresh strawberries you have in your kitchen during the summer with these cupcakes bursting with the fruit included in all parts of it!
The beautiful pink color comes from all of the strawberries included plus a little bit of either beetroot powder or food coloring.
There are no complicated or confusing steps with making this and all of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen so you should consider this your cue to make a batch of these Strawberry Cupcakes this week to celebrate any and all occasions!
You may have had Biscoff cookies on a recent flight so you are probably already familiar with their flavor but did you know that both the cookies and the spread are also vegan?
Crushed cookies help make your cupcake batter while the spread helps fill in the inside of your cupcakes and helps add the cookie flavor to your buttercream frosting.
One good tip for preparing this recipe is to make sure that your yogurt, almond milk, and spread are all at room temperature when you start to prepare this tasty treat so you can get the best texture!
Chocolate and peanut butter are such a perfect flavor match for one another so it is absolutely necessary that we share a recipe that combines the two into a vegan cupcake recipe.
It is important to note that creamy peanut butter and white vinegar are very important to include rather than their alternatives, which can cause a change in texture or a small kitchen explosion.
The swirled effect from the frosting is also easy to replicate with two different methods listed out to follow, which both give you the beautiful design on top of your delicious cupcakes.
You may not have considered making sweet potato cupcakes before but they are so fitting as a fall flavored confection.
These cupcakes are incredibly easy to prepare so if you need a holiday dessert to steal the show, go ahead and make some of these to bring to your holiday get together.
This sweet potato frosting can be prepared in a flash with a blender and gets an extra crunch from chopped pecans sprinkled on top, which pulls everything together!
Chocolate cupcakes should be a staple in your baking arsenal, especially when you are tasked with baking for any type of special occasion.
This is easy, quick to bake, and has a lot of familiar ingredients so there are no uncommon additions to your cupcake which can make you more comfortable with baking something you may not have prepared before.
These can be made gluten free, frozen with or without frosting, and can use any type of dairy free milk as long as it is unsweetened.
If you like more mild sweetness in your desserts, this carrot cake cupcake recipe is perfect for you.
The sweetness is very subtle with the carrot flavor being complemented by slightly spicy and nutty flavors thanks to the cinnamon and almonds included in the cupcake batter.
Make these as muffins for an Easter brunch treat or even a late morning snack!
12. Chai Cupcakes
During the fall season, it can be hard to find a seasonal dessert recipe that isn’t full of pumpkin or apples but these cupcakes play on the autumn flavors with a new and unique twist.
Imagine your favorite cup of hot chai being made into an indulgent personal dessert.
This is super cozy and full of warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves to mimic the classic spice mixture in most fresh cups of chai.
The frosting uses the same blend of spices so you can make sure that the chai flavor shines through in each part of the cupcake.
13. S’mores Cupcakes
Starting with a chocolate cupcake, you fill the inside with chocolate frosting, top it all off with more frosting, crumbled graham crackers, and some torched vegan marshmallows and then they are ready to enjoy!
As you can see, this includes all the crucial elements of classic s’mores but makes it into a vegan and fun cupcake treat that is perfect for both kids and adults alike.
When the s’mores season comes around, you might find yourself reaching to make these cupcakes rather than the classic chocolate and marshmallow sandwich you are used to enjoying.
Most vegans have not been vegan their entire life and may find themselves missing some old delicacies, such as Snickers candy bars.
This dessert recipe helps you satisfy that craving and fulfill a bit of nostalgia in a vegan cupcake form that you are sure to love.
Even if you are not used to enjoying Snickers bars, the combination of the chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting, caramel sauce, and chopped dark chocolate with peanuts is perfect for anyone to enjoy, vegan or not.
Red velvet is one of the best ways to combine together the flavors of chocolate and vanilla in one perfectly blended mixture without being too strong in either flavor.
Vegan cream cheese frosting is necessary for this recipe to really get the full red velvet flavor!
For the brightest red color, you can use food coloring, and yes, most are vegan!
This is perfect for any holiday or gathering that calls for red desserts such as the 4th of July, Valentine’s Day, or even a themed birthday.
Coconut, lemon, and elderflower flavors make this bright tasting cupcake a special and unique treat that many might not have tried before.
Store bought vegan lemon curd can also be used but if you are having trouble finding it, there are also instructions on how to prepare it included here.
If you are able to top your cupcakes off with fresh mints or elderflower, you get a beautiful garnish for your cupcakes but even without it, the result is a tasty and delectable treat for yourself.
Snickerdoodles are one of the most popular cookie flavors so being able to put the taste of them into a quick and easy vegan cupcake recipe is amazing and fitting for all.
The cupcakes themselves have a little bit of a spice in them from the cinnamon and the creamy frosting pairs perfectly with each bite.
With a 1M piping tip, getting the creamy cinnamon frosting on top will not only taste amazing but look beautiful, as well.
The bottom line
Making your favorite flavors into vegan cupcakes is a lot easier than you may think and is perfect for sharing with non-vegan friends and family too.
Bring a batch of any of these cupcakes to your next party or gathering and everything will be blown away by the delicious taste of these!
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17 BEST Vegan Cupcakes 🧁
These 17 easy vegan cupcakes are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without including dairy or eggs in your recipe!
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
- Coconut Cupcakes
- Coffee Cupcakes
- Funfetti Cupcakes
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Biscoff Cupcakes
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes
- Sweet Potato Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Chai Cupcakes
- S’mores Cupcakes
- Snickers Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes
- Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
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