Vegan Key Lime Cupcakes

Vegan Key Lime Cupcakes Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes


For the Cupcakes:

1 and 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour (220g)

1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 cup Almond Milk (240ml) or Soy Milk

1/3 cup Canola Oil (80ml) or Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Lime Juice Freshly Squeezed

1 Tbsp Lime Zest

For the Lime Frosting:

3 cups Powdered Sugar (360g)

1/4 cup Vegan Butter (56g)

2-3 Tbsp Lime Juice

1-2 Drops Green Food Coloring

For Decoration:

Lime Zest


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

2Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together.

3Add almond milk, oil, vinegar, vanilla, lime juice and zest and mix into a batter. Don't overmix.

4Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners and divide the batter evenly between them.

5Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.

6Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

7Prepare your frosting by adding the powdered sugar, vegan butter, 2 tablespoons lime juice and green food coloring to the bowl of your stand mixer and then starting at slow speed, gradually increase speed until it's thick and smooth. If it's too thick, add the remaining tablespoon of lime juice in slowly, only as much as needed to get the right consistency.

8When the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe on the frosting and top with lime zest.

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