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Light and fluffy #vegan lemon cupcakes with sweet blackberry buttercream frosting. #cupcakes

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting.

Perfectly light and sweet vegan lemon cupcakes topped with a creamy blackberry tinted frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan.
Keyword vegan cupcake recipes, vegan lemon cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 306 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the frosting:

  • 3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • 6 blackberries for 1 Tablespoon juice
  • 12 blackberries for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Mix the oil and sugar with a mixer on medium speed. Add the lemon juice and water and mix until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Whisk together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 17-20 minutes until the cupcake tops are lightly golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
  6. Make the frosting: Rinse the six blackberries, then place in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press the juice out of the berries, letting it fall into the bowl.
  7. Cream the vegan buttery spread and blackberry juice, and slowly add the powdered sugar. Alternate adding the powdered sugar and non-dairy milk until you get the consistency you want.
  8. Pipe or spread frosting on cooled cupcakes. Top each frosted cupcake with one blackberry. Store frosted cupcakes in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

You can use any neutral tasting oil that works for your diet.

If you aren't dairy free, feel free to use melted butter and regular milk.

Store cupcakes in an airtight container for a day or two on the counter, or for longer in the refrigerator.

These should freeze well - just wrap them in waxed paper and store in a freezer bag or container for up to three months.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 167mg7%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.