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Victoria Sponge Cake Cupcakes [Vegan]

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This vegan dessert is a Victoria Sponge Cake in cupcake size. A Victoria Sponge Cake was said to be Queen Victoria's favorite type of sponge cake and was named in her honor. It's very popular with afternoon tea in England and would make a great picnic snack. Enjoy these with a good old cuppa, in true British fashion.

Victoria Sponge Cake Cupcakes [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


20 large cupcakes


For the cupcakes

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 flax eggs
  • approx. 10 tsp any jam

For the cream

  •  one can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2.5 cups confectioner’s sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/356ºF.
  2. With an electric mixer (or a wooden spoon and your very strong arm) cream the sugar and margarine together until light and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder and almond milk and combine well, but do not overmix.
  3. Prepare the flax eggs in a separate bowl: combine 3 tbsps of ground flaxseed with 9 tbsps of tepid water (1 flax egg is made of 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsps water). Whisk together with a fork. Add to the batter.
  4. Line the cupcake tins or grease them well and fill the bottom half with the batter. Spoon a tiny bit of jam in the middle (about 1/2 tsp per cupcake) and cover with the remaining batter.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. For the cream, place the coconut milk in the fridge overnight so the fat can rise to the top of the can. You will then spoon out that thick coconut cream–leaving the thinner “water” at the bottom (use it to make a curry?)–and whip it with an electric beater/whisk. Gradually add in the sugar as you beat until you get soft peaks. Place in the fridge until your cupcakes are ready to be iced.




After turning vegan, I discovered a particular talent for baking delicious cruelty-free cakes and cookies. It was then that my friends named me ‘The Vegan Cookie Fairy’ and my blog was born. I find happiness in preparing and eating food that is good for my body and soul — but cats and yoga help, too.



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6 comments on “Victoria Sponge Cake Cupcakes [Vegan]”

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Diane Marx
4 Years Ago

To much sugar

Gary Westrick
4 Years Ago

Let's get the ingredients sometime!! <3 Jennifer Nichole

Jennifer Nichole
4 Years Ago

Yum! Gary Westrick I think we should make these <3

Sara Sc
4 Years Ago


JuanyPhyl Becerra
4 Years Ago

I certainly will try these with a good ole cuppa British tea. I miss the Victoria Sponge cakes my Mum used to make when I was growing up.

Michelle San Giacomo
4 Years Ago

My favorite cake as a child! can't wait to try this


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