Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

These delicious citrus cupcakes are packed with bright lemon flavor! They are ideal for warmer months and are superb with a vegan cream cheese frosting.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 3⁄4 cups spelt flour
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with liners and spray liners with cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, maple sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In a small dish, combine the almond milk with the lemon juice. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Add the oil, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Gently mix to combine.
  • Use a 1⁄3 cup measuring cup to scoop out batter. Fill the prepared cupcake liners almost completely full. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.