Make these Lazy Girl Vegan Cupcakes that Everyone Will Love!

If you’re looking for an insanely easy vegan cupcake, these lazy girl vegan cupcakes are literally EVERYTHING. They’re light, fluffy, moist, and firm. Making the perfect conveyance for icing.

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I love being able to make vegan cupcakes for my friends that don’t eat eggs or dairy–it’s just a great way to enjoy a treat together with people who have different dietary needs.

Lazy Girl Vegan Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a lot of thoughts on cupcakes. A lot. They’re pretty much my favorite snack. And my kid’s too. So, there’s a lot of cupcakes in our lives. But, the kiddo has a friend who is allergic to dairy and eggs. So, we needed an easy vegan cupcake recipe that we could make when she comes over.


And wow, I was not disappointed, to say the least. It’s a great cupcake and I could swear that there were both dairy and eggs in this beautiful crumb. If you’re ready to enjoy a dairy-free and egg-free cupcake, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Easy Vegan Cupcakes

  • If you’re going for a strict vegan recipe, it’s a good idea to stay away from cream cheese frosting–there’s cheese in that which is not vegan. However, the cheap canned frosting is sometimes vegan. But, if you really want to stay safe, just make the icing in this recipe and you’re golden!
  • To make these cupcakes, I use egg replacer. That way you still get a nice, fluffy cupcake. But if you’re not into egg replacer or this is the only time you’ll be making cupcakes without eggs, you can always swap your eggs for 1/4 cup of applesauce. But, your fluff might be a little less–flufftastic.
  • With vegan cupcakes, I like to stay super safe with my decorating ideas–many fondants are not vegan (even marshmallow fondant, because there’s gelatin in them!), but you can still come up with awesome ideas. Just get creative with your food coloring, grab some sprinkles and get making!
  • Make sure you’re letting your cupcakes cool completely before trying to ice them–although warm cupcake and icing SOUND fantastic, it makes for a huge mess. So, definitely wait. Just wait.
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How Do I Make Lazy Girl Vegan Cupcakes

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 18 Lazy Girl Vegan Cupcakes

Lazy Girl Vegan Cupcakes

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This is such a simple vegan cupcake recipe that you're not going to believe. Tastes and feels just like a regular cupcake!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp egg replacer
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup vegan buttery stick
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk


  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. whisk together the dry ingredients. In a second bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spoon 2 tbsp of batter into each cupcake liner (about 2/3 full).
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing, cream together the buttery stick and shortening.
  6. Add the powdered sugar in 1 cup increments, mixing until fully incorporated.
  7. Add coconut milk to make the icing light and fluffy. Place in a piping bag and apply to cooled cupcakes! photo collage tutorial of how to make vegan cupcakes


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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