Vegan (Egg Free/Dairy Free) Vanilla Cupcakes

With many allergies now a days, or wanting a nice treat that can feed a vegetarian, I often get asked to make an eggless and dairy-less dessert.  This recipe is very simple and versatile.

Anyone can enjoy this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe.  Give it a try! This recipe will make 18 cupcakes.

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 53g

Calories per serving: 153kcal

Fat per serving: 6g

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Just because you are a vegan does not mean you do not deserve to eat cupcakes.

This recipe is perfect for any vegan because it is both egg and dairy free.


  • 1 1/2 tbsp. apple vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk (or rice milk)
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.
  2. Pour almond milk (or rice milk) in a measuring cup and add the apple vinegar. Set aside to let it curdle for a couple of minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and whisk all together. Place bowl aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the warmed coconut oil, almond milk/ apple cider mixture and vanilla extract. Then add it to the dry ingredients and beat batter until fluffy.
  5. Evenly spoon batter into 18 cupcake liners.


Happy Caking!


Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.
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  1. Kathy says

    I think you should say how long to bake the cupcakes…. Also, the bot question should be before the Submit button.

  2. tempgirl says

    fyi. u must use a vegan sugar. regular sugar is not vegan, they use charred animal bones to bleach it. Florida Crystals makes a vegan sugar. Good luck

  3. Catherine says

    Can you please do a tutorial on how to make the flower toppers! I always try and they end up looking non edible! Thanks!

  4. Hailey says

    THANK YOU! I’ve been hoping you’d post a vegan recipe! I’ve referred to your blog for a long time, but recently changed to a vegan diet. I’m excited to try this recipe!

  5. Evelyn says

    Hello, thank´s for the recipe,looks delicious, but I have a question ¿Do i need the coconut oil? because in my Country, i can´t get it. ¿Can i replace the coconut oil for other kind of oil?
    Thank you

  6. says

    I have a great vegan chocolate cupcake recipe but always wanted a vanilla one too. Thanks for that! Do you have a vegan icing recipe as well?

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