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Our Favourite Vegan Cupcake Recipes

by Fabian Jackson

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Here are some of our all-time favourite ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth; from easy vegan cupcake recipes to plant-based airy vanilla and rich chocolate. So no matter if you’re baking for the first time, or even teaching a little someone, we’ve got you covered.

As the weather continues to chill and more and more of our weekends are spent indoors, why not reconnect with baking in the form of tasty vegan cupcakes? 

Flo’s vegan baking recipes

We’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to pick the brains of our very own Development Chef, Flo, who, as fate would have it, also happens to be a trained pastry chef – stay tuned for her:

  • Plant-based sponge
  • Vegan ganache 
  • And vegan buttercream

Flo’s recipe for vegan sponge 

Let’s kick things off with the only vegan sponge recipe you’ll ever need. It’s light, fluffy and oh-so-versatile, making it perfect for cakes, tray bakes, and luckily in our case, easy vegan cupcakes. 

sponge cake

If you’re wondering what’s in there instead of eggs and dairy-based butter, you’ll need plant-based milk and spread then a splash of cider vinegar and bicarbonate of soda (for the chemistry bit). 

Vegan cupcake toppings 

Once you’ve separated your mixture out into cupcake cases and put them in the oven, all that’s left to do is decorate. Hint – feel free to get creative with food colouring here!

Vegan buttercream recipe

Flo’s very proud of this simple and effective buttercream recipe. it’s sweet and smooth and comes together with just a few ingredients. 


Plant-based recipe for chocolate ganache

If you’re not feeling buttercream cupcakes, they why not make this super-simple and irresistible vegan ganache instead? (Not that you have to choose only one, of course).


More vegan-friendly cupcake recipes

If you’ve already raced your way through those first recipes, fear not, we’ve got plenty more to keep you occupied. 

Vegan vanilla cupcake recipe

Sometimes simple is not only effective but also mind-blowingly delicious. That’s what we’ve got to say about this recipe for vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry vanilla frosting from Loving It Vegan.

vanilla cupckaes

Photo credits: Loving It Vegan

Vegan chocolate cupcake recipe 

We can’t get enough of this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. They’re deep, dark, rich and fudgy. Basically, everything you’d ever want them to be. 

Chocolate cupckaes

Photo credits: Chocolate Covered Kate

Vegan lemon cupcakes

This recipe from Nora Cooks will help you produce some of the finest and tangiest lemon cupcakes that you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. Well worth adding to your list. 

lemon cupcakes

Photo credits: Nora Cooks

We hope we’ve caught your interest with at least one of these tasty vegan cupcake recipes and be sure to tell us which ones you love in the comments below.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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