There are several days each year dedicated to celebrating cupcakes and we understand completely. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? June 13th is Cupcake Lovers Day and we are definitely cupcake lovers.
Vegan cupcakes are all the rage and getting easier and easier to find as they’re popping up in bakeries all over the country. They’re also so easy to make. If you need recipes, we have a bunch. So, get out your cupcake liners because we have 25 colorful cupcakes that you’ll want to serve at all your summer get-togethers.
1. Cherry Almond Cupcakes
These Cherry Almond Cupcakes bring together two flavors that are always a winning combo — almond and cherry! The almond meal brings a unique texture and little bits of nutty goodness in every bite and a happy pink cherry frosting is piled high on top of each cupcake. These cupcakes are incredibly light and fluffy and make a lovely presentation.
2. Cinnamon Waffle Cupcakes
These Cinnamon Waffle Cupcakes are a three-in-one treat: you get a gluten-free cupcake, maple buttercream frosting, and crunchy waffle bits. The end result is a cozy, cinnamon-sugared treat that looks like you put more effort (and unhealthy ingredients) into it than you did. Plus, they look adorable!
3. Raw Mango Cupcakes
These Raw Mango Cupcakes are raw desserts made easy! The crust of these cupcakes is a mix of almonds, sunflower seeds, and Medjool dates. The divinely creamy mango filling is a mix of mango, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, lime, and creamed coconut. You’ll be transported to a tropical island with these treats.
4. Jasmine Lavender Tea Cakes
Afternoon tea just got a little sweeter. These little Jasmine Lavender Tea Cakes are light and delicate nibbles that are not only delicious but baking these fills your house with the smell of lavender and jasmine. They’re quick and easy to make, so even if you’re running late, you’ll still be able to make these anytime.
5. Apple Cardamom Cupcakes With a Sweet Lemon Frosting
If you’re looking for a new kind of cupcake, then you need to try these Apple Cardamom Cupcakes With a Sweet Lemon Frosting. In this recipe, roasted beets give these cupcakes their lovely pink color while lending a sweet, yet subtle earthy flavor that complements the sweetness of the applesauce. A bright, sweet, and citrus-y lemon frosting is the perfect finishing touch, especially when garnished with lemon zest.
6. Orange Ginger Cupcakes With a Spiced Date Frosting
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!
7. Vanilla Birthday Cake Cupcakes With a Cream Cheez Frosting
Sometimes you want to forego the fancy desserts in favor of something everybody can have fun with and just enjoy. That would be these Vanilla Birthday Cake Cupcakes With a Cream Cheese Frosting. These little cupcakes are picture-perfect for any event — they’re almost too cute to eat! Okay, not really. There’s no guarantee that these will last long enough for pictures.
8. Vanilla Cupcakes With Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting
How adorable are these Vanilla Cupcakes With Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting?! Rich blackberry cream cheese frosting is piled high on thesedeliciouss vanilla cupcakes. The pink color of the frosting comes naturally from the blackberries — no food coloring necessary. These cute little cupcakes are perfect for weddings and other summer parties!
9. Hazelnut Coconut Cupcakes With Rich Coffee Frosting
These Hazelnut Coconut Cupcakes With Rich Coffee Frosting are rich and delicious. These treats are moist and chocolatey with flaky bits of coconut and a touch of hazelnut. The fluffy buttercream frosting has a deep coffee flavor that’s enhanced by the taste of hazelnut. These babies taste like all your favorite coffee flavors wrapped up in cupcake goodness.
10. Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting
These Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting are simply divine. Fresh or frozen blueberries are folded into a vanilla cupcake batter, giving you little bursts of fruity goodness in every bite. They’re topped with a thick, rich white chocolate frosting that’s truly decadent. Top with blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries to make the presentation extra special.
11. Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting
Can anything be better than a chocolate cupcake with frosting? Yes, a chocolate cupcake with two frostings! These Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting would be delicious with any frosting, but here it is topped with both a chocolate swirl frosting and a peanut butter swirl frosting. This is chocolatey peanut butter bliss.
12. Strawberry Wine Cupcakes
These Strawberry Wine Cupcakes are perfect for using up all of those fresh summertime strawberries. Strawberries and wine is a classic combo that usually involves champagne, but an inexpensive white wine will work just as well. The cakes are vanilla marbled with strawberry wine compote. The frosting is a soft, fluffy buttercream that’s flavored only with the wine.
13. Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting
We don’t know what it is about sweet meeting salt that makes it such a perfect pairing. These Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting take care of that combo as well as providing a nice crunch from the pretzels 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. Off-the-Grill Cupcakes With Gummy Kebabs
These Off-the-Grill Cupcakes With Gummy Kebabs must be served at your summer cookouts. Just top your favorite cupcakes with chocolate piping to look like a grill and then put dried fruit or gummy snacks on toothpicks. What could be more summery than grill cupcakes?! Absolutely nothing.
15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes
Why make one big cake when everyone can have their own? These Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes have gluten-free cupcakes topped with peanut butter ice cream, chocolate chunks, and an amazing chocolate sauce.
16. Triple Chocolate Party Cupcakes
The only thing more festive than a birthday cake is a bunch of birthday cupcakes! These Triple Chocolate Party Cupcakes have three textures of chocolate. These moist cupcakes are packed with chocolate chips inside and then it’s all topped with a creamy frosting. Decorate them with bright colors and get the party started.
17. 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.
18. Royal Rose-Scented Cupcakes
What’s more royal or fancy than Rose-Scented Cupcakes?! The delicious cupcakes can be made with champagne in the batter. Dried roses are in the simple syrup and a luscious vanilla frosting tops it all off. Top with a dried rose and wait for all the compliments.
19. 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.
20. Margarita Cupcakes With a Twist of Lime
The only thing better than drinking a cold margarita is having on in cupcake form. These Margarita Cupcakes have lime juice in the batter, some juice and zest in the syrup, and some zest (and extract, if you can find it) in the frosting. Yum!
21. Castle Black Forest Cupcakes
You don’t have to be a fan of Game of Thrones to enjoy these Castle Black Forest Cupcakes, although they were inspired by the show. They are made with dark beer, or you can use coffee. This vegan version of the traditional cake still has all the chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries you expect from Black Forest cake.
22. Lemon Coconut Curd and Cupcakes
These Lemon Coconut Curd Cupcakes have lemon all through them. Lemon zest and juice make these cupcakes moist, tender, and so easy to eat. Then there is a lemon coconut curd that not only tops the cupcakes but runs all through them, too.
23. 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.
24. The Carrot Cupcake Concoction
Who doesn’t love carrot cake? C’mon, it’s a vegetable in a cupcake! And these Carrot Cupcake Concoctions are delectable, moist, and addictive. They’re topped with a creamy vanilla frosting and crushed nuts for a handheld piece of carrot cake that’s simply adorable.
25. Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes
The flavors of these Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes remind us of ice cream trucks, drippy popsicles, and sticky fingers. But don’t wait for the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel” floating down your street to feel nostalgic. Bite into these dreamy cupcakes instead.
Everyone love cupcakes. They’re cute, delicious, and you don’t have to share. Make these recipes for all the cupcake lovers in your life and you’ll be surrounded by lots of happy people.
Lead image source: Vanilla Cupcakes With Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting