Easy Vegan Cupcake Recipe | Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

These vegan cupcakes are the perfect combination of a juicy and delicate blueberry cupcake with a sweet and slightly lemony frosting. They are really easy to make and an ideal recipe for beginners. You could also add some cocoa or other berries, depending on your personal preference.

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

15 to 20 minutes


6 cupcakes


Oven, Muffin Tins, Bowl, Whisk, Food Processor, Piping Bag


Muffin: 250g flour

120g sugar

200ml oat milk

170g margarine

2 tsp dry yeast

1 pack baking powder

120g blueberries

1 pinch lemon zest

1 pinch tonka bean

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch salt

Optional: 40g of chocolate drops

Frosting: 150g butter (room temperature)

200g icing sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1 pinch lemon zest

Food colour


For the cupcake:

1. Heat the milk. The perfect temperature is 37°C, but it doesn’t have to be spot-on – as long as the milk is lukewarm at least.

2. Add 1 tsp of sugar and the yeast to the milk. Stir well and let it sit for ~ 5 minutes.

3. Melt the margarine in the microwave or in a pot.

4. Add all dry ingredients to your food processor and mix them. Add the milk mix and the margarine and mix everything until it’s well combined.

5. Add the batter to muffin tins and add 3-4 blueberries to every muffin.

6. Bake them at 200°C for 15-20 minutes.

7. Let them cool down.

For the frosting:

1. Add the butter to your food processor and whip it.

2. Sieve the icing sugar and add it to the butter.

3. Add the other ingredients and whip it for a few minutes.

4. Put the mix into a piping bag and add the frosting to the muffins.


We would like to say a big thank you to plant-based foodie, Luke (@luke.7h) for creating and sharing this recipe with us.

Luke is 22 years old and lives in Germany. He started to post food pictures on Instagram to show people that a vegan lifestyle needn’t be boring or unhealthy. His aim is to prove that you can find a vegan alternative for literally every dish on this planet, which is at least as tasty as the original dish. He also wants to convey to people that a vegan diet can be really healthy and that you can get all the nutrients and minerals which your body needs. Be sure to check out his Instagram @luke.7h.