Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are sunny, bright and FULL of amazing lemony flavor! Are are 100% vegan! From: Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. This recipe uses rice milk for the cakes and soy milk for the frosting. I have made them using soy milk in BOTH, and they turned out just fine!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 12 muffing tin with paper liners.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine oil, sugar, rice milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until smooth.
  6. Fill each muffin tin about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake cupcakes for 17-20 minutes.
  8. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin, and place on wire cooling rack.
  9. Frost when fully cooled.
  10. For the frosting: Beat the margarine with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  11. Stir in soy milk and lemon juice.
  12. Add confectioners sugar and mix until smooth.
  13. Frost cupcakes.
Most Helpful

hey, just made these. i had a terrible time with the frosting. it was way too runny, i used about 5 cups of powdered sugar, still pretty thin, but i used it to frost them. they're in the freezer now, trying to firm up. looking forward to tasting them, i love lemon! i will eliminate the milk in the frosting next time..

5 5

and, when i did make these as cupcakes a few different times, they were TOO DIE FOR!!! i & my fam (none of whom are vegan) are HUGE lemon fans & these were INCREDIBLE!!!

4 5

I made these for a big family on Easter yesterday and they were a huge hit. They were all shocked they were vegan and so very light. The cake turned out perfect, light and mild in lemon flavor. The icing was a no go the first time as it separated and went clumpy when I followed the directions to the letter. I remade the icing by mixing the sugar with just a little milk, adding vanilla and more margarine. I figured the lemon was causing the separation so I omitted that. The result was a regular vanilla buttercream atop a delicious lemon cake. Will definitely make them again!