16 Best Vegan Cupcake Recipes [Maple, Lavender, Chocolate]

These vegan cupcake recipes make for the ideal sweet treat for dairy-free lovers. Made without milk, these ideas are perfect for dessert or mid-afternoon treats and use beautiful berries, lavender, vanilla, chocolate, and more.

Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Sweet tooth cravings if you follow a vegan diet can be challenging. While more and more dairy-free ingredient alternatives are commonplace, they’re not always up to scratch.

These recipes are here to prove otherwise. Sweet, addictive, and delicious, these cupcakes are the perfect dessert or dairy-free snack. Find your new favorite vegan cupcake recipe today.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Lavender

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes

Try these vegan chocolate cupcakes with a twist. The lavender essence gives them a soothing fragrance. The rich cocoa flavor comes from the cocoa powder and has the same fluffy and soft texture as a regular cupcake.

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Vanilla with Fresh Berries

Vanilla with Fresh Berries

Need a quick and easy vanilla cupcake recipe? These cupcakes are soft and moist despite being egg and dairy-free before finished with berries for a beautiful topping. There’s so much to love here.

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Dairy-Free Chocolate

Dairy-Free Chocolate

This classic cupcake will please your chocolate cravings. Made with cacao powder and all-purpose flour, this is a no-free recipe that takes 25 minutes to bake. Best of all, you would never know they don’t contain traditional milk.

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Pure Maple Buttercream Frosting

Pure Maple Buttercream Frosting

Do you crave cupcakes with butter frosting but can’t have some? Then look no more we have a treat for you. This cupcake is made without any refined sugar. Instead of sugar, maple syrup is used for its sweet taste. The buttercream frosting is prepared without any butter, which is perfect for you.

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Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Need a taste of the delicious pumpkin pie or spice latte? Make these delicious pumpkin spice cupcakes that boast the light fluff of egg-free muffin mix. The grain-free flour not only makes them vegan but also makes them fitter. The frosting is healthy also as it is prepared from sweet potato and vanilla.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate

Gluten-Free Chocolate

Want a healthier option for chocolate cupcakes that you can eat anytime guilt-free? These cupcakes are dairy-free, gluten-free, and also very healthy and chocolaty. These cupcakes are the right amount soft with a trace of dark chocolate. The gentle, creamy, and thick frosting is made of cocoa powder and coconut but will not taste the coconut.

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Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough

Do you love cupcakes? Do you like raw cookie dough? Then why not mix both of them and make a cookie dough cupcake? The dairy-free ingredients will make these cupcakes vegan without altering the taste. Use all the vegan options instead of regular ones, and you are good to proceed.

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Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha

Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha

Do you want a feel of Christmas? Worry no more. We have made the perfect vegan peppermint mocha cupcake recipe for you. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and will give you all the feels of Christmas. These gooey chocolate cakes, topped with fresh and minty chocolaty frosting, are non-allergic

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One-Bowl Funfetti

One-Bowl Funfetti

Who doesn’t like some fun and color in cakes? Particularly when they are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and sweet with a natural sweetener.

Use all prescribed ingredients. Or else, replace dairy and gluten components with nondairy and gluten-free items. Add some sprinkles, and you are good to go with fluffy, moist, and vanilla-flavored cupcakes.

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Eggless Red Velvet

Eggless Red Velvet

If you love red velvet cupcakes but are looking for a vegan option, then you are in for a treat! These cupcakes are eggless, moist, and fluffy. They topped with buttercream frosting. Anyone with egg allergies can eat and enjoy them. They are irresistible and delicious.

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Easy Chocolate Pumpkin

Easy Chocolate Pumpkin

Want some festive cupcakes, which are both a school party or holiday event friendly? Then these chocolate pumpkin cupcakes are ideal for you. These are made from dairy-free ingredients and also without any eggs, taste very yummy. The recipe is vegan, which means that you don’t have to substitute any component with a vegan one and still enjoy it.

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Banana Cream

banana cream cupcake

Banana-flavored anything is a delicious dessert, plus a way to sneak fruit into your treats without feeling too healthy about it. The creamy pile of frosting will remind you of the best cupcakes you can find. 

Being vegan doesn’t have to mean settling for inadequate cupcake frosting because whipping up vegan butter and shortening with powdered sugar will yield towers of creamy frosting. For the dough, use mashed banana and make a cream filling using vegan milk if you’re feeling fancy.

Blueberry & Lemon

blueberry lemon cupcake

These cupcakes are perfect for a warm weather picnic. The refreshing flavors of the lemon and blueberry provide the perfect balance between indulgence and lightness. Plus, the ingredients are all vegan.

Most of the lemon flavor is concentrated in the cupcake batter, which you make by combining lemon zest, juice, and extract with vegan butter, standard cupcake ingredients, and a few blueberries. Make the frosting out of blueberries and vegan butter to get a shocking purple color.

Mint Chocolate

mint chocolate cupcake

Mint chocolate is a bit of a divisive flavor, but these delicious vegan cupcakes will convert even the most committed mint chocolate haters around you. The mint’s freshness balances out the chocolate’s richness for vegan cupcakes that make a perfect holiday treat.

To make the cupcake base, combine flour, cocoa powder, vegan milk, oil, sugar, and rising agents along with mint extract. Then, make a mint frosting with shortening, coconut milk, and plenty of mint extract. To make a visually stunning cupcake, add plenty of green food coloring to the frosting!

Very Berry

very berry cupcake

There’s a reason why berries are most people’s favorite fruit. They have so much natural sweetness that they enhance the flavor of whatever baked goods you add them to. These cupcakes use mixed berries to pack the treat with flavor.

To make the cupcakes vegan, use a flax egg and vegan margarine instead of regular eggs and butter. 

Salted Caramel

salted caramel cupcake

Traditional caramel relies on copious amounts of dairy to set. However, this recipe makes it vegan by using coconut milk and vegan butter to make the salted caramel sauce. Use caramel to make the icing and pour the rest over the cupcakes.

The flavor of salted caramel pairs so well with a brown sugar cupcake base.

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