Dairy-Free Cupcakes

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    Easy Dairy Free Cupcakes

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    Fresh Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes Recipe. © 2015 Stephanie Mullins, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Is there anything cuter than a cupcake? Cupcakes have made such a huge comeback in recent years, served at gourmet dinners and confectioneries as well as fun, down-to-earth parties. Most cupcake recipes are prepared with butter and other dairy-derived ingredients, but these dairy-free renditions are every bit as good. You won't even miss the dairy!

    Most frosting recipes and store-bought frostings are also prepared with a frightening amount of dairy-derived ingredients, but if you're looking for something to top your dairy-free delights, check out these Dairy-Free Frosting Recipes for some tasty, lactose-free ways to add the icing on the cupcake!

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    Lemon Cupcakes

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    There is just something about lemon cake desserts that make people smile, and these cupcakes are no exception. They are both fun and elegant at the same time, perfect for parties for adults or kids.

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    Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

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    These are some of the easiest little cakes to make, which has made them a favorite among kids who want to help in the kitchen.

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    Angel Food Cupcakes

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    When going dairy-free, many often forget the classic dairy-less cake: angel food cake! Light, low-fat and suited for a variety of frostings, fruits and other toppings, these are simple dessert ideas for those dairy-freers that are not allergic to eggs.

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    Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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    These delightful dairy-free cupcakes are perfect for anytime of year, for any sort of celebration. Prepared with shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, and walnuts, these are celebrations in and of themselves!

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    Dairy-Free White Cupcakes

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    Perfect with any dairy-free frosting or topping, these little sweets are easily versatile and fitting for any occasion.

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    Chocolate Cupcakes

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    These cupcakes are rich, decadent and incredibly easy to prepare and transport, which makes them perfect for kids' birthday parties or school parties.

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    Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

    Dairy-Free Vegan Lemon Cupcakes
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    The perfect combination of tart and sweet, these Vegan Lemon Cupcakes are mouthwatering additions to any party.

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

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    Bright and fun, these Dairy-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes are a cocoa-scented classic gone dairy-free.

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    Vegan French Vanilla Cupcakes

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    Pairing a sweet, moist cake with vanilla and hazelnut flavors, these Vegan French Vanilla Cupcakes are truly delightful, especially when topped with this Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting.

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    Lemon Curd Cupcakes

    Frosted Cupcakes with Lemon Curd; On Blue, Green and White Plates
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    These delightful dairy-free cupcakes are perfect for the spring and summer months when bright flavors like lemon are the tastes of the season. Filled with Dairy-Free Lemon Curd and topped off with Royal Icing, these are sure to make anyone's day a little sweeter.

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    Vegan Banana Cupcakes

    Banana Cake Cupcakes
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    Fluffy, sweet, and loaded with banana flavor, these cupcakes are perfect for parties or everyday treats.