Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

It’s been a while since I baked cupcakes. Around 5 months, as whilst I was on maternity leave before munchkin arrived I was baking very regularly.. mainly so I could lick the spoon!

Wednesday was a rainy windy day, perfect for some cosy baking in the kitchen, so cupcakes were on the menu again!


I used the Vegan Vanilla Cupcake recipe from the food network.

  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 1/2 cup dairy free margarine
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

I mixed the wet ingredients together then added to the dry ingredients in the food processor. Then divided the mixture between 12 large cupcake cases and baked at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.

I then mixed the icing ingredients together by hand. The icing was very runny so next time I think I will add the almond milk more gradually!

The result.. a sweet, sticky, delicious cupcake…


Generally I try to avoid refined sugar, and these cakes have a lot.. but sometimes, you just need a treat!

About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. Arielle | 11th Jul 15

    They look so delicious! <3

    • thesparklenest | 12th Jul 15

      Thank you, they were too delicious, I had to take some into work so they weren’t tempting me at home!

  2. veganneeds | 11th Jul 15

    YUM! I need more posts like this in my life 😉
    just started following you, I have a vegan recipe/lifestyle blog as well :)

    • thesparklenest | 12th Jul 15

      Thank you! I’ve just followed your blog too, always good to find more recipes! ?

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