Cupcakes are great for holiday parties and get-togethers because they are evenly portioned, quicker to cook than cake, and everyone gets to feel special with their own individual treat! We have floral cupcakes, citrus cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, and even unicorn themed cupcakes!

Learn from our experts how to craft the perfect, most delicious mini vegan treats for your next gathering. Celebrate National Cupcake Day with some of our favorite cupcake recipes from the Food Monster App.

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1. Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes Vegan Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes Stacked

These beautiful Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes are surprisingly quick and easy to make. They use a simple white cake as a base that is augmented with a liberal amount of lemon juice and zest and then topped with a velvety buttercream frosting. They look like a fresh, sunny, spring day and they taste even better.

2. Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes With Coconut Cream Vegan Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes With Coconut Cream

These Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes With Coconut Cream are a burst of fresh, citrusy goodness! The “cupcake” is made from sweet, sticky dates, orange, warm spices, coconut, and carrot and they’re topped with whipped coconut cream.

3. Tiramisu Cupcakes Vegan Tiramisu Cupcakes With Chocolate Geometric Shapes

Finally, we have tiramisu that you don’t need a fork or a plate for. These Tiramisu Cupcakes combine the creamy deliciousness of tiramisu with the portability of a cupcake. Plus, they will look great on your Instagram.

4. Cardamom Rose Cupcakes Vegan Cardamom Rose Cupcakes With Rose Petals

These Cardamom Rose Cupcakes have a spicy-sweet kick.  They are so beautiful topped with dried rose petals — these cupcakes are particularly instagram-able!

5. Unicorn Chocolate Cupcakes Vegan Gluten-Free Unicorn Chocolate Cupcakes With Unicorn Horn

Do you need a bit more magic in your life? Then these are the cupcakes for you. The moist chocolate buttermilk cupcakes are topped with a decadent buttercream frosting and decorated with all of the toppings to bring your childhood dreams to life. These Unicorn Chocolate Cupcakes  are great for a party and provide the perfect canvas to show off your creativity.

6. Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Vegan Gluten-Free Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. These Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are light, slightly sweet, warming, and perfectly spiced with everyone’s favorite fall blend. Topped with a cashew-based maple cream “cheese” frosting, these bite-sized treats are sure to be a hit this autumn.

7. Raw Chocolate Cashew Cream Cupcakes Vegan Raw Chocolate Cashew Cream Cupcakes Stacked

There are no words to describe how good these raw vegan and gluten-free cupcakes are! If you are a chocolate lover, watch out, you won’t stop eating these, but it’s okay because they’re perfect for sharing and made from wholesome ingredients — plus, they’re free from refined sugar! These Raw Chocolate Cashew Cream Cupcakes are kind of like a cheesecake minus the traditional crust and tangy flavor of the cashew cream. Everyone will want a bite of these raw vegan cupcakes. So good!!

8. Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes Vegan Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes Topped With Zest

This dessert’s flavors remind us of ice cream trucks, drippy popsicles, and sticky fingers. They’re so beautiful and simple to create – impress friends and family with these nostalgic Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes!

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9. Pandan Coconut Cupcakes Vegan Gluten-Free Pandan Coconut Cupcakes

These Pandan Coconut Cupcakes are so tasty, you won’t be able to stop eating them once you start. Pandan is an intensely aromatic herb that mixes perfectly with the sublet flavor of the coconut. These cupcakes are moist, balanced, and delicious.

10. Flourless Chocolate Chia Cupcakes Vegan GLuten-Free Flourless Chocolate Chia Cupcakes With Chocolate Shavings

These chocolatey treats are a healthier alternative to traditional cupcakes. Completely flourless, the “cake” is made from dark chocolate combined with coconut milk, chia seeds, and agar agar. These Flourless Chocolate Chia Cupcakes are topped with a cool, thick, and creamy coconut frosting that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful. For decoration, use chopped chocolate, seasonal fruit, or whatever you prefer.

11. Cherry Almond CupcakesVegan Cherry Almond Cupcakes With Cherry On Top

These Cherry Almond Cupcakes bring together two flavors that are always a winning combo — almond and cherry! A little bit of almond meal is mixed into the batter in substitute of a portion of the flour, bringing a unique texture and little bits of nutty goodness in every bite and a pink cherry frosting is piled high on top of each cupcake. Even though almond meal is denser than all-purpose flour, these cupcakes still turn out incredibly light and fluffy.

12. Orange-Ginger Cupcakes With a Spiced Date FrostingVegan Orange-Ginger Cupcakes With a Spiced Date Frosting topped with zest

These Orange-Ginger Cupcakes With a Spiced Date Frosting are moist and sweet, with a hint of warming ginger and zesty orange. They are topped with a smooth frosting made from Medjool dates and sprinkled with orange zest for color and extra flavor. Instead of refined sugar, the cupcakes are sweetened with blackstrap molasses!

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13. Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting Vegan Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting

These Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting take care of that combo as well as providing a nice crunch from the pretzel alongside the cakey perfection that are these dark chocolate cupcakes. This dessert proves that opposites not only attract, but they make the best of friends!

14. Chocolate Cupcakes With Rich Maple Buttercream Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes With Rich Maple Buttercream

Moist and airy, nostalgically deep and dark, and perfect in every way, you’ll never need another chocolate cupcake recipe after you try this one. The magic texture in these Chocolate Cupcakes With Rich Maple Buttercream comes from a fascinating chemical reaction between the acidic cocoa powder, baking soda, the hot coffee, and vinegar. Topped with a delicious maple buttercream frosting, what more could you ask for in a dessert?

15. Rose Water Cupcakes With Buttercream FrostingVegan Rose Water Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

These Rose Water Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting are so light but so decadent. The cupcakes are moist with just a hint of rosewater flavor and they’re topped with a rich and creamy buttercream frosting so good, you’ll want to eat it on its own. Add color to the frosting depending on the occasion and garnish with crunchy pistachios or rosebuds.

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Make sure to check out Celebrate Cupcake Lovers Day With These 10 Amazing Vegan Cupcakes! by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day – some of which will make all of your cupcake/baking dreams come true! Check it out!

Lead image source: Tiramisu Cupcakes