If you look on various food calendars, you’ll see there are several days dedicated to celebrating cupcakes. Maybe there is confusion over whether “Cupcake Day” falls in March, June, August or December or perhaps, it’s all an excuse to eat more cupcakes. That’s fine with us. June 13th is Cupcake Lovers Day and we certainly love cupcakes. Cupcakes might be trendy but they’re not new. They’ve been around since the 17th century when they were first baked in tea cups giving them their name “cupcake.”
Cupcakes have come a long way since then. Did you know that cupcakes used to be covered in lard until Winston Churchill suggested frosting instead? Good for him! Even better, vegan cupcakes are becoming the norm. Vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and Doron Petersan and Jenny Webb of Washington D.C.’s Sticky Fingers Bakery won Cupcake Wars All-Stars showing the world that vegan cupcakes are just as good, or better, than non-vegan ones. But we knew that, didn’t we? Cupcakes are delicious and fun. Check out these 10 Creative Cupcake Ideas for Every Dessert Lover and then show your cupcake love with these 10 amazing vegan cupcakes.
1. Double Chocolate Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting
These Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting may look decadent but they are also filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients like oats and chia seeds. Make it a double – double chocolate, that is.
2. Malibu Rum Cupcakes With Pineapple and Jalapeño Filling
Jalapenos in a cupcake? Oh yeah! It may sound strange but the cooked jalapenos balance the sweet pineapple for a complex depth of flavor. These Malibu Rum Cupcakes with Pineapple and Jalapeno Filling are light, fluffy and did we mention they have rum? Oh yeah!
3. Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Make cupcakes without ever turning on the oven! These Carrot Cake Cupcakes are not only vegan, they’re raw. Topped with cream cheese frosting made from cashews, these cupcakes are perfect single servings for carrot cake lovers and cupcake lovers alike.
4. Zucchini Carrot Cupcakes With Avocado Icing
Eat your veggies…in a cupcake. These Zucchini Carrot Cupcakes with Avocado Icing are packed with healthy vegetables. The creamy icing is made with avocado, carob and vanilla for a sweet treat that will make you forget it’s good for you.
5. Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes
Dessert for breakfast? You bet! These award-winning Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes combine two favorite breakfast foods to make one spectacular cupcake. Moist and delicious with cinnamon, maple and banana.
6. Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes
Matcha green tea is considered a superfood so you can feel good about indulging in these yummy Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes. The Matcha green tea is even in the frosting for the sweetest way to get your antioxidants.
7. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes With Irish Cream Frosting
Is there anything better than a vegan cupcake with beer in it? Yes, a vegan cupcake with beer in it and a vegan version of Bailey’s Irish Cream in the frosting. These Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting are moist, rich and intoxicatingly delicious.
8. Cardamom Rose Cupcakes
These Cardamom Rose Cupcakes are almost too beautiful to eat…almost. Flavored with spicy-sweet cardamom, these Indian treats have rose water in the frosting so they smell as amazing as they taste.
9. Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes
Nutella lovers, this one’s for you. These decadent Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes have vegan chocolate hazelnut spread in both the batter and the frosting. You can buy vegan Nutella or make your own. Either way, you want to make these delectable cupcakes.
10. Chocolate Banana Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut butter and bananas are a perfect match. Elvis knew that but even the King couldn’t have imagined these Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. Chocolate and banana cupcakes topped with peanut butter frosting, these sweet treats rock.
There are so many amazing vegan cupcakes, it’s hard to choose just one. We suggest celebrating Cupcake Lovers Day with all of them.
Lead image source: Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes