21 vegan cupcake recipes for every occasion

Author: Rachel Smith

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delightful recipes for egg-free and dairy-free vegan cupcakes.

Looking for vegan cupcake recipes to bake without eggs and dairy?

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite vegan cupcakes, from decadent dairy-free cupcakes with fruity centres to intensely chocolatey vegan cupcakes topped with fluffy dairy-free buttercream.

1. Blueberry Lemon Vegan Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside

These pretty plant-based cupcakes taste as good as they look thanks to a hidden centre filled with luscious lemon curd. 

2. Banana Cream Vegan Cupcakes

Can’t choose whether to make banana bread or cupcakes? Why not both! As well as being topped with the most amazing fluffy banana buttercream, they’re also filled with sweet vanilla pudding.

3. Salted Caramel Vegan Cupcakes

Bite into these sweet and sticky dairy-free cupcakes and you’ll find a hidden centre of oozing caramel just waiting to be devoured. 

4. Mint Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes

The cool flavour of the mint frosting combined with the devilishly moist and rich chocolate cake makes this vegan cupcake recipe so utterly irresistible.

5. Very Berry Vegan Cupcakes

These vegan cupcakes might look simple, but both the cake and the buttercream frosting are made with real strawberry purée that gives them a sumptuous fruity flavour. 

6. Red Velvet Cupcakes 

These vegan red velvet cupcakes are a luscious treat. They’re super moist, with a hint of chocolate and vanilla, and the vegan cream cheese frosting is so tasty, it’ll be hard not to eat the lot straight from the bowl!

7. Black Forest Cupcakes 

Delicious, rich chocolate cupcakes filled with cherries and topped with coconut cream!

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8. Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream 

A deliciously moist cupcake with a rich chocolate flavour and topped off with a light and creamy coconut cream frosting.

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9. Turkish Delight Vegan Cupcakes 

Red velvet chocolate chip cupcakes with raspberry and rosewater frosting, that contain no processed sugars just coconut sugar, no butter, and added beetroot to give a lovely colour and a boost of antioxidants.

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10. Blackberry Cupcakes 

These light and fruity cupcakes are a great way to use up the last of the season’s blackberries! 

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11. Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache 

There’s no need to use red dye in these tender, moist and oh so chocolatey vegan beet red velvet cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache are thanks to the beetroot. Naturally beautiful!

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12. Cookies & Cream Cupcakes 

Vegan or not, you are going to want these cupcakes in and around your mouth ASAP!

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13. Butterscotch Cupcakes 

These sweet cupcakes are a deliciously indulgent way to enjoy a favourite childhood flavour without a drop of dairy!

14. Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes 

These cupcakes are not too sweet and have a nice burst of strawberry flavour, which is well balanced with a hint of almond extract. 

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15. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes 

These vegan peanut butter chocolate cupcakes are perfect when you are craving a PB cup flavour. Made using creamy peanut butter, rich cocoa powder and more, these cupcakes are perfect for a special event or everyday baking project. Whip up some cupcakes and put a smile on your face!

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16. Frappuccino Cupcakes 

Say HELLO to your favourite breakfast drink in cake form. These creamy frappucino cupcakes with cinnamon sugar dusting will have you craving cupcakes for breakfast.

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17. Vanilla Chai Cupcakes 

A delicious cupcake recipe that has beautifully soft hints of chai spices that’s both vegan and refined sugar-free.

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18. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes 

These scrummy cupcakes are like a coffee powerhouse full of pumpkin deliciousness, but in cupcake shape so it’s totally better because you can have your coffee and eat it too!

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19. Lemon Meringue Cupcakes 

If you’re looking for a vegan recipe to “Wow!” your non-vegan friends, this is it. Perfectly fluffy lemon cupcakes, filled with smooth and zesty lemon curd and topped with a toasted meringue frosting you would never guess didn’t contain eggs. These will not fail to impress!

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20. Raspberry Vanilla Cupcakes 

A classic gluten-free vegan vanilla cupcake, topped with fresh dairy-free raspberry buttercream. Both light, both fluffy, both delicious!

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21. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes 

The perfect cupcake recipe for fall – pumpkin spice cupcakes with gingerbread spiced frosting. Simple to make, impossible to resist!

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Planning a vegan birthday party? Then you’ll need a cake to go with your vegan cupcakes.

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence alongside Sally in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Thrive and Buzzfeed.

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