Pink Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Turn your coffee table into a flowerbed with these pink vegan vanilla cupcakes! They are light and fluffy, topped with beetroot juice colored and vanilla flavored buttercream.


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Pink Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Pink Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes




  • 1 cup soy milk (other non-dairy milks should work)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cups white flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour (also known as cornstarch)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup neutral flavoured oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • scant ½ teaspoon vanilla powder (if you don’t have vanilla powder just use a little extra vanilla extract)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 110g vegan butter
  • about 3 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • beetroot juice (either juice a beetroot or finely grate and squeeze out the juice)



  1. preheat oven to 180°C
  2. measure out the soy milk and mix in the apple cider vinegar, leave for a few minutes to curdle
  3. sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a bowl large enough to mix all of the ingredients
  4. in a separate bowl beat together the milk + vinegar mixture, oil, sugar, vanilla extract and vanilla powder
  5. pour the wet mixture into the dry and gently mix together until smooth, making sure not to over mix
  6. line a muffin pan with cupcake cases and fill about ¾ of the way
  7. bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean
  8. cool completely before icing ((recipe slightly adapted from 


  1. using an electric beater or standing mixer beat the butter for a few minutes before beating in the icing sugar (add about ½ cup at a time to make it easier). continue beating until light and fluffy, if it’s too wet add in a little more icing sugar and if too dry a few spoonfuls of non-dairy milk.
  2. mix in the vanilla extract and beetroot juice, a little at a time until you get a colour you like
  3. pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.


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