Vegan French Vanilla Cupcakes

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
168 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 67mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These little cupcakes are so delightful and simple to prepare for parties for kids or adults. For dairy-free and vegan frosting ideas, check out some of my favorite Dairy-Free Frosting Recipes.


  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk or almond milk
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar (I prefer unrefined cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. hazelnut extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line muffin pans with 16 cupcake liners and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl or cup, combine the soy milk and lemon juice, whisking until combined. (Mixture will curdle.) Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the soymilk mixture with the canola oil, vanilla extract and hazelnut extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined.

  5. Portion the batter in to the prepared pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.

  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire cooling rack completely before icing with Dairy-Free Frosting of your choice.

    **This recipe is suitable for dairy-free, lactose-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens, if these apply to you).