Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This cupcake recipe is from the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. You can make this recipe using soy margarine or canola oil. IF USING OIL INSTEAD OF MARGARINE DOUBLE THE SALT. I have only used the canola oil in this recipe and the results were surprisingly delicious. The texture is good and so is the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Whisk the soy milk and the vinegar together and let sit a few minutes until curdled.
  4. Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and mix.
  5. In a separate large bowl,use a handheld mixer at medium speed to cream the margarine and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy, but don't beat past 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and other extract, if using, alternate beating in the soy milk mixture and the dry ingredients, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.
  7. Beat together the soy milk mixture, oil, sugar, vanilla, and other extracts, if using, in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until no large lumps remain.
  8. Fill cupcake liners two-thirds of the way and bake for 20 to 22 minutes till done. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.


Most Helpful

Absolutely brilliant. I gave a simple vanilla iced version of this cupcake to my VERY SCEPTICAL brother (he refuses to eat anything dairy free) without telling him that they were vegan- he ate four. RESULT!

C.Dichmont August 23, 2011

Wow! These are enterprisingly delicious! This is my new go to cup cake recipe. It's great because I *always* have these ingredients on hand!

Herb-Cat November 05, 2009

I did mine with half margarine and half coconut oil (not melted, room temperature) Sifted the flour and dry ingredients 4 times as recommended in another website when you replace cake flour by flour and corn starch like in this recipe. Well, the taste and the texture are great but they did not rise at all (flat as flat can be!) and they stick badly to muffin liners (even the thick ones...) I'm very disappointed because I was baking for a party and they look awful (but the taste is there...)

Anoushka March 26, 2015

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