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Island Bites: Vegan Almond Cupcakes (no eggs, no dairy)

Updated on July 7, 2015

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: Aprox. 30 cupcakes

Vegan Almond Cupcakes

This is a delicious vegan recipe. This cupcake recipe has no eggs and no dairy products. Yet, the cupcakes are light, fluffy and delicious.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Island Bites: Vegan Almond Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups self rising flour, sifted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil and the almond and vanilla extracts.
  3. Alternately, add the flour and almond milk to the mixing bowl, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until combined. Do not overwork the batter.
  4. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners. Fill the cupcakes about 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tbs almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa

Instructions:

  1. Beat the shortening and margarine together. Add the sugar and cocoa, beat for about 2 more minutes until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and almond milk and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. If you want a softer consistency, add more almond milk.
  2. Garnish the frosted cupcakes with chocolate shavings, toasted slivered or chopped almonds or chocolate jimmies.

Almond Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 almond extract

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening and margarine together. Add the sugar and beat for a couple more minutes until well combined. Add the extracts and almond milk and mix until the frosting is light and fluffy. You could add more almond milk if the frosting is too stiff.
  2. Garnish the frosted cupcakes with toasted slivered or chopped almonds or with your favorite sprinkles.


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      IslandBites 2 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks!

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      Melody Lassalle 2 years ago from California

      for new vegan dessert recipes. These cupcakes look delicious!

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the comment!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      These almond cupcakes with almond frosting sound delicious! Since we live at high altitude, I will have to use plain flour and leavening to control the rise. Thank you for sharing!

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Yummy!:) All your hubs looks delicious. Thank you for the share on my forum :P

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks!

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      Thief12 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Good alternative for vegans. Great hub!

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks!

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Awesome recipe. I love baking cakes and cookies. I loved your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Glad you liked it! Thanks!

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Island Bites, your cupcake recipes continue to amaze me. I will have to try these cupcakes on my nephew who has so many food allergies. This is a dessert he can definitely enjoy!

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thank you, Faith! I hope you like them.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      These sound amazingly delicious and look so scrumptious! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Must try these.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the comment, Crafty!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      That almond frosting sounds so delicious. You've outdone yourself again. I'm going to have to start trying some of these recipes. Thank you for sharing your tips!