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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

These golden, delicious vegan vanilla cupcakes are soft and fluffy. You can top them with a vegan buttercream or with a gooey, yummy chocolate ganache frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes
Servings: 10 cupcakes
Calories: 259kcal


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp egg replacer powder
  • 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate ganache frosting:

  • ¼ cup nondairy milk
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


Make the cupcakes:

  • Mix together the almond or soy milk and vinegar and set aside for five minutes to curdle.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, egg replacer powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the oil, sugar, almond/soy milk mixture and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the flour gradually, beating until it is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Line a muffin or cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill each liner with the cupcake batter about ⅔rds full. I get about 10 cupcakes from this recipe.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Place on a rack to cool thoroughly before removing the cupcakes to frost.

Make the frosting:

  • Heat the almond milk to a simmer, then take off the heat.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir until you have a smooth ganache. Add the sugar and maple syrup and stir in thoroughly.
  • Allow the ganache to cool thoroughly before frosting the cupcakes. The ganache will be gooey at the beginning, but it will firm up after a few minutes.


Serving: 1cupcake with frosting | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg