Quite often in our 25 or 50 round ups we specialize in the decoration of the cupcake, what it looks like and how it can fit a theme, but this time we decided to look under the frosting to find you cupcakes that were vegan.
Because with these cuppies, it is what is inside that counts we have focused on bringing you recipes over design, however we have some of these too! From numbers 1-20 below you can expect to find at least one recipe on the site to make the type of cupcake in the heading. Enjoy!
1. Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes
Mmm I just love those chocolate oranges that you can buy, there is something about the combination of the two flavors which is simply amazing. So one of our first cupcakes had to be the Chocolate Orange Cupcakes from Post Punk Kitchen. This site has lots of vegan recipes for both cupcakes and other food, so if you are vegan it may be worth your while bookmarking it.
At Chow there are a heap of great recipes, including this basic vegan chocolate cupcake recipe. There is a section at the end, which gives the cookies and cream variation. I’m all for variety and these look sensational!
3. St Patty’s Treat: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
So this one is not a blog but a cooking site, but VegCooking is worth pointing out as there are so many recipes here and ideas. These cupcakes in particular caught my fancy as they are a bit different using Irish stout.
4. Nitendo Power Vanilla Cupcakes
Okay, so this one is also a little different, they are Vegan Mario Mushroom Vanilla Cupcakes! The design of these is pretty fun and would be great for a child’s birthday party. These cupcakes are supplied by the Peta2 blog.
I love the look of these fantastic vegan cupcakes! Using tofu or soy yoghurt is a great way to make your vegan cupcakes a hit. This recipe is a creation of the Wright Recipes blog so would be a great one to try if you are looking for a new twist on your vegan cupcake.
6. Green Chocolate Cupcakes
The Unquiet Mind Blog has taken her basic chocolate cupcake recipe from Chow (who we have linked above). It is repeated on her website too, but she has added a touch of green coloring to the cake and the frosting to make these beautiful cupcakes. Though I note that the flowers are probably not vegan, of course you can make these from marzipan.
The Long Thread also provides a variation of the Chow cupcake recipe, where they modified the recipe to use dark cocoa powder instead. This resulted in a dark almost black cupcake. For the frosting she created the Chow recipe adding beet juice to give it color and flavor.
8. Alternative Vegan Chocolate Cupcake recipe
At Edible Crafts they have links to a number of cupcakes, but one in particular provides an alternative chocolate cupcake recipe to that supplied by Chow. These are also beautifully decorated and come with the details you need to make the frosting.
9. Low Fat Vanilla Cupcakes with Choc Almond Frosting
Okay you have me when you say low fat and cupcake in a sentence! These cupcakes from Miss Behavin look fabulous, and with a recipe for Chocolate Almond Frosting would be sensational!
10. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World – Review
So if you are interested in this Vegan Cupcake book, it is worth checking out this review from A Baked Creation. It includes what they like about the book and who it is aimed for. They clearly loved the book, and include some of the photos and recipes for you to try. A number of our recipes listed here come from this great book, so if you try a couple and like them, support the authors by purchasing a copy.
Wow this cupcake looks way too good, it uses Coconut Milk Yogurt, lemon juice and zest to create the flavor base of the cupcake. Dog Hill Kitchen has then topped these fluffy little cuppies with a mix of strawberries, sugar, corn starch and lemon juice. These must make one of the ultimate summer cupcakes!
12. Vegan S’mores Cupcakes
It wouldn’t be a wrap up without at least one recipe from Cupcake Takes the Cake, so here we have the amazing S’mores Cupcake. The recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and is reprinted on their blog for you to try!
13. Fluffy White Cupcakes
Shmooed Food is all about encouraging people to eat in a healthier fashion, but this doesn’t mean no fun at all, Jennifer’s cupcakes are a testiment to that! These are light and fluffy, and have received very positive recommendations from her readers.
14. HEAPS of Vegan Cupcake Recipes
The All About Cupcakes Vegan page states early on that “Even vegans can’t live without cupcakes”. Never a truer word has been stated, and after so many chocolate and vanilla ideas, this website provides a heap of alternatives such as gingerbread cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, mocha raspberry cupcakes, banana cupcakes and apricot and pumpkin cupcakes.
15. Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes
Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking blog has a number of great cupcake ideas, some of which are also Vegan. These are classic strawberry cupcakes. The site does include the recipe, which uses vinegar, but there is no frosting recipe.
These divine cupcakes from The Kitchn are not only easy but look amazing as well. There is a full recipe and instructions for both the cupcakes which feature ginger, orange and coffee, as well as the frosting.
17. Cupcake Wars winning Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
These cupcakes are the very same as that which won Chloe Coscarelli of Chef Chloe the last episode of Cupcake Wars. How can you beat a Cupcake War winning vegan cupcake! Thanks so much to Red Velvet Stephanie for loading this for us all!
Are you getting the feeling that we are creating a collection of great recipes that originate from the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cupcake recipe book? This is another one that has been tried and loved by Happy Little Vegans blog. The recipe looks divine.
19. Chocolate Banana Caramel Cupcakes
What a mouthful, but a delicious one! These cupcakes from Bean Town Baker are a combination of recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World that have been modified. They look really great and I love the idea of having a slice of banana in the centre.
Our final recipe is yes you guessed it from the popular Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. This book has certainly taken over this list! I love the look of these too, so fresh and light looking! These ones are from the Hostess Blog.
Decorating Vegan Style
The most common way other than creating Vegan Frosting is to decorate cakes or cupcakes with Marzipan. Now Marzipan is often vegan but not always. Some recipes use egg whites to make it. But the best idea is to make your own Marzipan, and then you can go crazy!
21. Vegan Marzipan Recipe
Jeanna’s Kitchen have a great vegan marzipan recipe, so we thought that should be our first stop in the five decorating vegan cupcakes we have for you. Once you have made your marzipan following her great step by step instructions you can then color it to make whatever creations you can imagine!
22. Valentine Cupcakes
At Vegan Cupcakes there are three different decorating ideas for Vegan Valentines cupcakes. You could make these hearts out of home made marzipan to give your ordinary cupcakes a lift!
23. Ladybug Cupcakes
Adventures of a Super Wife created these Red Velvet Cupcakes from a recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. She has decorated them in such a way to create simple but absolutely gorgeous little lady bugs!
These are simply amazing looking cupcakes, the decorations are entirely made out of marzipan so are perfect for any vegan cupcake. There is also a YouTube video on the Vegan Yum Yum blog showing you exactly how to make them. Or if you do not like video check out the picture tutorial!
25. Marzipan Animal How To
At the Craft blog you can find this excellent tutorial to make marzipan animals. The instructions state that you should use marzipan paste, but I couldn’t vouch that it is vegan so if you check the ingredients and it is not, substitute your own home made marzipan instead.