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Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting [Vegan]

These decadent red velvet cupcakes are ready for any holiday party! Topped with a dense peppermint cream cheese frosting, they're both delicious and festive.

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3/4 tub vegan cream cheese, cold
  • 1/4 cup cold vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint essence
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F and line a cupcake tray with liners.
  2. Whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and allow to curdle for about five minutes before adding the oil and caster sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder before slowly adding the wet ingredients. Some lumps are okay but get out as many as possible.
  4. Add the food coloring. You may want to add more or less, depending on how vivid you want the red to be. You may also cut back on the cocoa if you want it super vibrant.
  5. Fill the baking cups 3/4 of the way to the top and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  6. To make your frosting, simply use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese and butter before adding the essence and confectioner’s sugar. The frosting should be quite stiff, add more confectioner’s sugar if it’s not.
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost your cupcakes and place a mini candy cane on top.






Chelsey Johns is the creator and editor of Like a Vegan, an Australian lifestyle blog full of original recipes, articles and reviews to make living Like a Vegan a whole lot easier! While she’s not blogging, Chelsey can be found watching teen dramas, listening to hip-hop or looking up pictures of Hollywood hunks on the internet (that’s not creepy, right?) Chelsey’s favorite food is pizza but although she doesn’t have a sweet tooth, loves creating dessert recipes the most. Her dream is to one day be able to adopt older dogs and give them a loving home to spend the rest of their days.



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10 comments on “Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting [Vegan]”

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Mary Lutz
10 Months Ago

Anne-Sophie Schäder-Neider süß dekoriert <3

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JoJo we have to make these!

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