The Best Cupcake Recipe EVER!

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Want to know a secret? The best cupcakes you’ll ever have are 100 per cent VEGAN! These delicious, animal-friendly goodies are not “just as good” as traditional cupcakes – we think they’re better.

I’ve used this recipe many times. The cupcakes always turn out great and are loved by all (including non-vegans, who are left wondering in amazement how something containing soya milk and apple cider vinegar can be so tasty!). So why not blow your family and friends away with this fab recipe?

You’ll need either a silicone baking sheet or a metal tray and liners.

Basic Chocolate Cupcake:
1 cup soya milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable/sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp extra vanilla essence (or if you’re a chocolate-orange combo fan like me, add 1-2 tsp of orange essence instead)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line the tray with paper liners.

Whisk together the soya milk and vinegar in a bowl and set aside to curdle for few minutes. Then add the sugar, oil and vanilla and beat until foamy. In separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Add half the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until no lumps remain. Then add the other half and repeat the process.

Pour into liners 3/4 of the way and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.

Chocolate icing:
1/3 cup vegan margarine
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup cocoa

Mix the margarine and icing sugar together until thick and creamy. Then mix in the cocoa (for chocolate-orange icing, add 1 to 2 tsp of orange extract and more sugar).

Ice cupcakes and enjoy! For decorating your cupcakes check out Cake Craft Shop which sells some vegan products (remember to check the ingredients first!)

Hungry for more recipes? Check out Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.



  • KT commented on December 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Any chance of putting this in UK measurements?
    (I have a set of cups but I’m thinking of others in the UK who may be reading this and want to have a go).

  • Mandy commented on December 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Hi KT, You can literally use a cup! A tea cup is perfect but I’ve used a mug before too with success. It’s all about the proportions so if you use a mug which is bigger just add slightly more of the ingredients which aren’t measured in cups (ie. vanilla essence, baking soda etc). The recipe is fail safe as they’ve always turned out well for me.

    Delia has some info on conversions too if you prefer to weigh your ingredients out:

  • Michal commented on December 22, 2010 at 12:40 am

    This looks great! Is this recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the world? I’m going to buy it! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Michal commented on December 22, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Oh sorry, I have a question. What’s all-purpose flour? Is it plain or self-raising?

  • Mandy commented on December 22, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Yes it’s from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, I recommend the book!
    Plain flour 🙂

  • Melanie Schoenhut commented on December 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    It looks delicious and the Chocolate Icing makes my mouth watering. I’ll try this for my children. They will surely love this. Thanks for the recipe.

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