12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That’ll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends


Thinking of going vegan? Don’t know if you could live without cake, or biscuits? Well, we’re here to help. Wrap your lips around these 12 vegan cupcake recipes that’ll impress your non-vegan friends and might even convert you. Who knows, maybe you’ll love them!

1. Lime Margarita Cupcakes

These tangy treats are inspired by classic Mexican cocktail, the margarita. The coconut milk and lime frosting work harmoniously – who needs dairy, when you’ve got c-c-c-coconut? They can be made with or without alcohol, so are a perfect party treat for all ages and tastes! Festive, flavourful, and easy to make.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

2. Butterscotch Dreams

Butter is in the name, but dairy is not in the game. These marvellous munchies have all the sweetness, creaminess, and saltiness you need, bursting through the butter(less)scotch drizzle. These are To. Die. For.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

3. Lemon and Blueberry Zings

Bring a little bit of warmth to your cold winter days with these summery lemon and blueberry cupcakes. If you’re feeling a little cheeky, you can swap the blueberry decor for some jelly beans instead (we won’t tell anyone!) These delightful pink treats can be made with raspberries, or blackberries as well, so you can’t get sick of the vegan cupcake recipe.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

4. Scrummy Oreo Crunches

Who knew Oreos were vegan? Because we didn’t, and our day just got so much better. These cupcakes are a true indulgence – we want no calorie counting here! The perfect remedy to a sucky day.
Mini Tip: Ground up some dry Oreo biscuits into the cake batter to add a little extra crunch.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

5. Red Velvet

This vegan cupcake recipes take on the classic Red Velvet cake is as scrumptious as it is vibrant. Your friends, family, and co-workers will have no idea that these are any different to the original. In fact, they’re better!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

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6. Chocolate and Lavender

These classy little cakes are perfect for a garden party or, since it is now winter , you’re best to pop them on the table for a wine night with your girls. The chocolatey base makes a lovely offset to the strong lavender taste. Watch how you go with that lavender flavouring – it gets very intense very quickly!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

7. Black Forrest

Again, we have another mini vegan take on a true glutenous classic for vegan cupcake recipes. You’ll be lost in sharp, fruity flavours of the Black Forrest after just one bite. Try not to fall head over heels too fast!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

8. Chocolate Orange & Ginger

Who knew ginger could make cupcakes taste so good? These delicate little sponges take a little longer to make, but the super fluffy end result is worth investing a pinch more time. And there’s no whipping and beating required – easy peasy *orange* squeezy!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

9. Strawberries and Cream

A British summertime classic. So simple, so effective. You won’t be disappointed.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

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10. Lotus Biscoff

You’re going to want to gobble these beauties down in one mouthful. There’s Biscoff in every component, so if you love Biscoff, it goes without saying that you will LOVE these. The super gooey core adds an extra oomf.

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

11. Raw Coffee Cupcakes

Raw is fashionable! These live treats are the perfect balance of goo and crunch. They’re packed with coffee and sugar, so are thee perfect pick-me-up for a dull day, or week. Go on, indulge!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

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12. Punchy Passionfruit

These sharp looking, sharp tasting cups will slice through your tastebuds and ignite a flavour experience you’ve never had before. The fresh juices you add will make super moist sponges – the perfect companion to a burnt-sugar passionfruit peel placed on the top. Deelish!

12 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That'll Impress Even Your Non Vegan Friends

What are some of your favorite vegan cupcake recipes? Tell us in the comments.

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