> Cooking With Zara - Vegan Friendly Cupcakes! - Its All Zara

Cooking With Zara - Vegan Friendly Cupcakes!

March 19, 2018

Hello readers, welcome back to my blog!

For those who have read almost all of my Cooking With Zara posts you may remember that one of my first ever recipe posts was a recipe for chocolate cupcakes using a packet mixture (you can read that HERE). Today I'm doing a vegan friendly version because I've since made cupcakes a few times since going vegan and it's super easy!
So lets get into the recipe, here's what you'll need!
My ingredients
1. Cake mix (most supermarket ones are vegan friendly)
2. Icing or icing sugar that you can mix with water (I use Betty Crocker icing)
3. Decorations (I used candy flowers)
4. Baking Powder (1 level tablespoon is the same as 1 egg)
6. Mixing Bowl
7. Cupcake Tray
8. Cupcake Cases
9. Electric Mixer or Whisk
10. Piping Bag and Fitment
11. Vegan Friendly Butter/Spread (2 tablespoons)
12. Vegan Milk 200ml (almond, hazelnut, soy or any dairy free milk will do)

Here's the method!

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4
2. Add your cake mix to the bowl along with your baking powder, vegan spread and vegan milk.
The ingredients before mixing
3. Whisk or mix the ingredients together until you have a suitable consistency (the mixture should fall off your wooden spoon but not slip off like a liquid).
4. When it's reached the right consistency you can put the mixture into the cupcake cases.
Chocolate cake mix
5. Fill your cupcake cases about halfway with cake mix, anymore than this and they may overflow (I had a couple that did that because I was a bit generous)
6. Pop your cupcake into the oven and wait for them to cook through, this should take about 20 minutes.
The right amount of mixture in the cake case
7. When they're done (you can test them by lightly pressing the tops, if it springs back they're done) leave them to cool for about 10 minutes.
8. When they're cool you can ice them, to do this you can pop your piping bag fitment on the end of your piping bag (you can buy a variety of fitments with different patterns, I like the flower shaped fitment). Fill the piping bag with your icing and gently squeeze the icing onto each cupcake.
9. When you've iced them you can pop your decorations on and they're finished! The only thing to do now is the washing up, how fun!
Finished cupcakes!
I did chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing but you can do a huge range of cupcakes, the next I want to try are plain sponge with lemon icing and rainbow sprinkles! I hope this is helpful for those looking for a dairy free, egg free version of cupcakes, thank you for reading and I hope to post more recipes soon.


You Might Also Like


  1. I love baking for my office but a couple of my colleagues are vegan and I always feel so guilty when they can't have any of the cakes I make! These look so tasty though so I might have to give this a whirl! x x

    Amy | http://amylt.co.uk/

    1. Aw aren't you sweet baking for your office! I hope this recipe goes well for you, thanks for reading! xx