Vegan Oreo Cupcakes

by Epic Vegan Eats

These vegan Oreo cupcakes are the ultimate dessert to make for non-vegans! Perfect for Oreo-lovers, undetectably dairy-free and easy to make.

Bake these beginner-friendly vegan Oreo cupcakes for your family or any upcoming special occasion!

They are a true hit with vegans and non-vegans, kids and adults alike and feature contrasts of texture between crunchy oreo cookie base, rich chocolate batter and velvety frosting.

These cupcakes are insanely delicious and indulgent, dense and satisfying!

Try more Oreo desserts, our vegan fudgesicles and summer desserts next.

Why you’ll love them

  • Incredibly moreish
  • Delicious & crowd-pleasing
  • Moist, creamy & crumbly
  • Not overly sweet
  • Undetectably vegan

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vegan Oreo cupcakes

Vegan Oreo Cupcakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
These vegan Oreo cupcakes are the ultimate dessert to make for non-vegans! Perfect for Oreo-lovers, undetectably dairy-free and easy to make.
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Ingredients

For the Batter

  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds ground
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 12 Oreo cookies

For the Frosting

  • 5 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Make your own egg replacement by mixing ground flaxseeds with 3 tbsp warm water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C) and line a cupcake tray with liners. Place a whole oreo cookie into each liner.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients for the batter: flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Add canola oil, soy milk, vanilla, vinegar and flax egg and mix with a spoon until well combined. Don’t overmix!
  • Divide your batter evenly between the cupcake liners on top of the Oreo cookie. Place in the oven and bake for 22 minutes.
  • Once the cupcakes are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting by creaming the butter with a handheld electric mixer in a large bowl.
  • Beat until smooth and fluffy, then gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until just combined, then add soy milk and vanilla extract.
  • Keep mixing until everything is well combined, adding more milk if needed.
  • Pipe the chocolate frosting onto the cool cupcakes. Crush 3 Oreo cookies and sprinkle frosting with crumbs for a nice finish!

Notes

  • You can use store-bought egg replacer for this recipe.
  • Feel free to make vegan buttercream frosting for these cupcakes!
  • Decorate with halved Oreo cookies if wanted.
  • Any plant-based milk works for this recipe.
  • The cupcakes can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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