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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes With Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting

Indulge in these delightful Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes topped with a vibrant Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting that'll make your taste buds dance! A perfect treat for any celebration, these cupcakes are not only delicious, but also cruelty-free.

Tasty Team
91% would make again
Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes With Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting

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for 10 cupcakes


  • ¾ cup organic granulated sugar (150 g)
  • ¼ cup refined coconut oil (50 g), solid
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (220 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce (85 g)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (120 mL)


  • 1 ½ cups vegan butter (345 g), 3 sticks
  • 2 cups organic powdered sugar (240 g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles (55 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 452
  • Fat 26g
  • Carbs 52g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Grease 10 cups of a muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and coconut oil with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, applesauce, and almond milk, and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin cups about ¾ of the way.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean
  7. Make the frosting: In a large bowl, cream the vegan butter with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  8. Sift in half the powdered sugar and beat to combine. Sift in the rest of the powdered sugar and the vanilla and beat until smooth.
  9. Fold in the sprinkles with a rubber spatula.
  10. Place a large zip-top bag in a tall glass. Scoop a good amount of frosting into the bag. Squeeze all of the frosting into a corner of the bag, then snip off that corner.
  11. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes in a spiral pattern
  12. Enjoy!
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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes With Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting

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