Easy, Moist Vanilla Cupcakes – The Vegan Version

There are a couple of vegan families at school and the mums have opened my eyes to some great recipes.

And a glorious cookbook called: ‘Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.’ I bought it and I’m NOT afraid to use it.

Extra useful for me when I have run out of eggs and butter.

But I make these in any case just for the fantastic smooth texture of the cupcakes.

I have changed the recipe minimally, and made the measurements suit how I bake.

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Easy Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

1 cup soy milk

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup canola oil

150g caster sugar

180g SR flour

1/2 tsp salt

4tsb cornflour



1. Heat over to 160 degrees C, my oven is fan forced.

2. Whisk soy milk and vinegar and let it curdle for a few minutes.

3. Beat together soy milk and vinegar mixture with oil, sugar and vanilla.

4. Gently fold in the flour, cornflour and salt.

5. Pour into cupcake holders or pan and bake for 15 – 20 minutes depending on your oven.

6. Decorate with a cocoa, margarine and icing sugar icing and any pretty decorations you have or can make.

7. Stand back as the hungry hordes descend.

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Getting the ingredients ready




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Adding the cornflour to the wheat flour


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Whisking the wet ingredients




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The final batter is very wet

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Pressed fondant snowflake, I never did this kind of thing before I had a wee girl.

vegan peanut butter cupcake

Here’s the inside of the vegan peanut butter cupcakes made from the same recipe book. Fantastic texture.

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And here’s the tray of peanut butter cupcakes, they didn’t last long!


If you like moist cake, you’d also love my Easy Moist Banana Cake recipe, click here.


Do you ever run out of eggs and butter.

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Posted on: December 10, 2012


  • Reply December 10, 2012

    Jeannine Barrett

    Thank you for this recipe, cant wait to try it. I’m always on the lookout for delicious, easy Vegan dessert recipes and this is now going in my folder.

    • Reply December 10, 2012


      Delighted to pass it on. The chocolate ones from the same cookbook are great too. And cakes made with oil last longer than butter-made cakes. We’re working out way through the book!

  • Reply December 10, 2012

    Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    Those Peanut butter cupcakes look delic. I will have to get the munchkins to give this one a try over the holidays 🙂 xx

    • Reply December 10, 2012


      Always good to have a stack of new ideas for things to do with the kids. Mine do like baking, and even though the wee ones are six now they still make a terrible mess. Do love baking alone.

  • Vegan cupcakes with vinegar in them?! I’d try them. And yes, agree so much less mess when cooking alone 🙂

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