Vegan Soda Cupcake Recipe

By on April 17th, 2009 . Filed under: Recipes, Vegan .


ATC Reader Ami sent us this photo and recipe…

a soda cupcake recipe:

1 c soda (root beer, orange cream, black cherry, vanilla cream, etc.)
1/3 oil (you can sub applesauce for a lower fat version)
1 1/2 t vanilla extract (if you have other flavors that will work with your soda flavor, use 1 t of that flavor and a 1/2 t of vanilla)

1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350. Mix wet and dry in separate bowls. Mix wet into dry. Don’t over mix! The batter should be bubbly from the vinegar and baking soda reaction and the soda itself! Fill 2/3 full into muffin pan with cupcake liners. It will make a dozen cupcakes. Bake for 18-22 minutes (depending on your oven), and check with a toothpick, it will come out clean when finished.

Chocolate Ganache

Depending on your soda flavor, chocolate ganache might be a great addition.

2/3 c chocolate chips
2 T soy milk

Heat up the soy milk on the stove or in the microwave if you’re really lazy. Mix in the chocolate chips when soy milk is just about to boil. The chips will melt when stirred. After fully melted, let it sit for a few minutes and drizzle over the cupcakes with a spoon or squeeze bottle.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Can’t go wrong.

1/4 c shortening (or use all shortening)
1/4 c butter (or use all butter)
1 1/2 c confectioners sugar
1 T soy milk
1 t vanilla extract

Cream shortening and butter. Add sugar 1/2 c at a time. Slowly add milk, a little bit at a time. You may have to add a little bit more. Add vanilla last when frosting is at the desired consistency. Note: if you’re kitchen is ridiculously hot like mine at times, stick the frosting in the fridge right after you make it so it can set up a little bit. Add the frosting when the cupcakes have completely cooled.

Thanks for sharing Ami! It sounds amazing!

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3 Responses to Vegan Soda Cupcake Recipe

  1. Melisser

    The cupcakes are so easy, even a non-vegan baker would have everything on hand!

  2. Sarah

    This recipe is garbage. It’s so incomplete it’s not even funny. Doesn’t specify vinegar or how much to even use for that matter. Also, doesn’t list whether to use TBS or TSP…just says “T.” If you are gonna half-ass something don’t put it online.

  3. Adrienne

    Sarah – a capital ‘T’ means Tbsp and a small ‘t’ means tsp, just FYI. Is it worth noting that this cupcake would no longer be vegan if one used butter in the icing?

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